Construction Engineering

Construction Engineers help build a better world by designing, planning and managing structures such as highways, bridges, airports, railroads, buildings, dams and reservoirs. Construction of such projects requires knowledge of engineering management principles and business procedures, economics and human behavior. Construction engineers engage in the design of structures along with cost estimating, materials procurement, equipment selection and apply science with engineering methods.

Construction Engineering faculty prepare students to practice as professional engineers and managers in the diverse construction industry. This includes research and education opportunities in discrete event simulation, 3D animation, virtual reality of construction operations, augmented reality, construction safety (CSA and NIOSH organizations), emerging construction technologies, and multimedia development for construction.


April 12, 2016

Hamed Zamenian receives national trenchless technology scholarship

Hamed Zamenian, doctoral student in Civil Engineering, was awarded the Argent Memorial Scholarship from North America Society of Trenchless Technology (NASTT) in Dallas, TX on March 28, 2016. Hamed works with Professor Dulcy Abraham and is pursuing doctoral research related to the socioeconomic assessment of water main breaks in water supply and distribution systems.
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.
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.
February 29, 2008

Daniel W. Halpin wins Distinguished Alumnus Award

Daniel W. Halpin, Professor Emeritus and retired Bowen Head of the Division of Construction Engineering and Management at Purdue University, received a 2008 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
August 2, 2006

Victor M. Nakano selected poster winner for critical infrastructure design

Ph.D. student Victor M. Nakano was selected as the poster winner in the multidisciplinary category for his work on "Multizone Modeling to Predict Contaminant Dispersion within a Healthcare Facility" at the 2006 St. Vincent Hospitals and Health Services Research Symposium, held on June 7, 2006.
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