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.
January 30, 2012
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
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 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
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, 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
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.