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.
July 25, 2023
Hubo Cai, Professor of Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering and Management and Interim Head of the School of Construction Management Technology, has received the 2023 Alfred Noble Prize awarded by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for his paper, "Robust Hybrid Approach of Vision-Based Tracking and Radio-Based Identification and Localization for 3D Tracking of Multiple Construction Workers," published in Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, July 2020.
June 15, 2023
Makarand “Mark” Hastak, professor and Dernlan Family Head of Construction Engineering and Management, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Construction.
June 12, 2023
Theodore 'Ted' Weidner, a professor of engineering practice at Purdue, has decades of experience as a facilities and construction manager at public and private institutions. He thinks people interested in the discipline might enjoy these books.
April 19, 2023
Phillip S. Dunston, Professor of Civil Engineering and Dean's Faculty Fellow for HBCU engagement, is the new director of the Office of Professional Practice (OPP) at Purdue University. The appointment was effective April 1, 2023.
March 2, 2023
Phillip Dunston has been appointed Dean's Faculty Fellow for HBCU engagement, and James Krogmeier has been appointed associate dean for facilities and operations in the College of Engineering.
January 25, 2023
Interventions designed to keep people safe can have hidden side effects. With an increased perception of safety, some people are more likely to take risks, writes a research team that includes Sogand Hasanzadeh, assistant professor in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering and the Division of Construction Engineering and Management
July 21, 2022
Makarand (Mark) Hastak has been elected 26th president of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) with a three year term of office. In his acceptance speech he paid tribute to Keith Hampson, the outgoing President, and his energy and infectious enthusiasm despite a period of mainly online interactions.
April 18, 2022
Josh Fiore, a sophomore studying construction engineering and management, and Joey Martin, a junior studying civil engineering, are part of the Bands & Orchestras construction ambassador team for Hagle Hall, which will serve as the new home of the department.
August 17, 2021
Sogand Hasanzadeh, assistant professor in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering and the Division of Construction Engineering and Management, along with a team of researchers at Purdue University and George Mason University, have received a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to address fundamental questions regarding the risk-taking behavior and cognitive processes of workers with neurodiversity in the construction industry through interdependent human-AI partnerships.
April 20, 2021
A team of CE researchers led by Sogand Hasanzadeh is using virtual reality methods to explore the paradox of construction worker mentality that leads to risky decisions and results in injuries.
March 26, 2021
Graduate student Hritik Kothari has been named as one of ten ASCE New Faces of Civil Engineering–College class, representing the best and the brightest students from campuses around the world.
August 7, 2020
Sogand Hasanzadeh, assistant professor in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering and the Division of Construction Engineering and Management, has received the Thomas Glavinich ELECTRI International 2020 Early Career Award. The six-month Early Career Award study, Examining a Latent Side-Effect of Electrical Safety Interventions among T&D Line Workers, will utilize an immersive mixed-reality combined with wearable sensors to empirically examine the risk perception and risk-taking behavior of T&D line workers as a function of the number and type of fall and electrical safety interventions in place for their protection.
February 13, 2020
Congratulations to PhD candidate Mohamed Yamany and his advisor Professor Dulcy Abraham. They have been awarded the best poster presentation from the 2020 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Pavement Management Systems.
August 7, 2019
Congratulations to alumnus and Professor of Civil Engineering and Head of Construction Engineering and Management Makarand Hastak (PhD '94) on being named the Dernlan Family Head of Construction Engineering and Management.
June 21, 2019
Hubo Cai, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering and Management, and PhD student Xin Xu received 3rd place for their paper at the 2019 ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering (i3CE2019) in Atlanta, Georgia.
July 2, 2018
Srinath Shiv Kumar, a doctoral student in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering, was awarded first place in the North American Society of Trenchless Technology's No-Dig Show student poster competition for his research titled 'Leveraging Big-Data and Deep Learning for the Condition Assessment of Wastewater Pipelines.'
July 15, 2016
Makarand Hastak, Professor of Civil Engineering and Head of Construction Engineering and Management, and Nader Naderpajouh, Visiting Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering and Management, received the 2016 Best Peer Reviewed Paper Honorable Mention by ASCE's Journal of Management in Engineering.
April 19, 2016
Nader Naderpajouh, Visiting Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering and Management, has been recognized as an outstanding reviewer by the ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering. He was selected based on his diligent reviews and constructive comments throughout 2015 to ensure the integrity of the research that is published in the areas associated with the contemporary issues on management and leadership in engineering.
April 12, 2016
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
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.