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Construction Division Student Paper Competition

Submission deadline has been extended to March 7! 

Sponsored by ConAm Group

The ConAm Group is a builder and developer of residential projects throughout the United States and is sponsoring the student competition for papers demonstrating or describing the use of industrial engineering tools in a construction environment.

The papers should demonstrate or describe the use of techniques such as lean methods, quality management, green technology, simulation, optimization, automation and alternative materials. Other requirements and notices:

  • Open to both undergraduate and graduate students and design teams enrolled in any school in the United States.
  • Must be a member of IIE, or must agree to become members before the award is made.
  • Papers must be no more than 10 pages in length and follow the competition guidelines.
  • No more than two student co-authors per paper.
  • Papers co-authored by professors are excluded from the competition, but your professor’s assistance is welcome.
  • The first place winner must agree to travel to the IIE Annual Conference & Expo, May 31-June 3, 2014 in Montreal, QC, Canada to present the winning paper.
  • Award will be presented at the IIE Annual Conference & Expo.
  • The first place winner will receive a cash gift, funding for air/hotel/miscellaneous travel expenses, complimentary conference registration and one complimentary Honors & Awards Banquet ticket with a total value us $2,500.

Paper submission deadline: March 7 

Winner will be notified by: March 21 

Submit your papers to Laura Ikuma. 

For more information or questions contact Bonnie Cameron.

2013 Winners
First Place: Isabelle Johnson, University of Southern California
Title: "The Potential and Obstacles of Integrated Project Delivery"

Second Place: Brittany Brown, University of Southern California
Title: "The Integration of BIM and LEED Certification Process"

Third Place: Raymond Tan, University of Southern California
Title: "The Application of Augmented Reality in the Construction Process"

Past Winners 

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