Construction Engineering News & Events

October 1, 2015

Purdue-developed technology could provide real-time data, reduce cost, time overruns at construction sites

Project managers at construction, mining and agricultural sites could benefit from technology developed by Purdue University civil engineers that could provide a real-time overview and help control cost and time overruns. Professor Phillip Dunston and doctoral candidate Joseph Louis have created technology that provides real-time, actionable insights to a project site manager.
September 1, 2015

Purdue team led by Prof. Panagiota Karava wins $1.2M NSF award

Associate Professor Panagiota Karava is leading a multi-disciplinary Purdue team that has been awarded a $1.2M National Science Foundation grant for their project "CyberSEES -Type 2: Human-centered systems for cyber-enabled sustainable buildings."
February 13, 2013

Panagiota Karava wins New Investigator Award

Congratulations to Prof. Karava for receiving the 2013 New Investigator Award from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
January 30, 2012

Student Spotlight - Ali Mostafavi

Ali Mostafavi, a doctoral student in the School of Civil Engineering, received the Grand Prize and People's Choice Award at the USDOT Data Visualization Student Challenge for his simulation and visualization model of the outcomes of financing policies in transportation infrastructure.
November 18, 2011

CE Professor wins best paper award

Congratulations to Prof. Hubo Cai, 2nd place co-recipient of the 2010 ESRI Award for Best Scientific Paper in Geographic Information Systems
October 3, 2011

Robert Bowen wins 2012 OPAL Award

Robert L. Bowen (BSCE '62), the Donn E. Hancher Distinguished Fellow for the Division of Construction Engineering Management, has won an Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Lifetime Achievement Award from The American Society of Civil Engineers.
June 14, 2011

ASCE Establishes Halpin Construction Award

The American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) proudly announces establishment of the Daniel W. Halpin Award for Scholarship in Construction, named in honor of the world-renowned expert on the use of simulation in studying construction processes.
March 22, 2010

CE Professor wins best paper award

Congratulations to Prof. Hubo Cai, 2nd place co-recipient of the 2010 ESRI Award for Best Scientific Paper in Geographic Information Systems
August 1, 2006

Job safety for construction engineers

Professor Dulcy M. Abraham along with Assistant Professor Javier Irizarry, Southern Polytechnic State University and Assistant Professor Katy L. Simonsen, Department of Statistics, Purdue University, collaborated to research the direct observation of steel erection activities and statistical analysis of task duration data. This data included personal protective equipment (PPE), elevation of the work area, environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity, and worker performance in the form of task durations.
June 16, 2006

Future glimpse of monitoring levels of nitrogen and phosphorous

Purdue researchers pursuing the development of a real-time, mobile in situ sensing system capable of monitoring levels of compunds such as nitrogen and phosphorous in farmland effluent, animal wastes, and cultivated soils using optical spectroscopic techniques.
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