Construction Division Student Paper Competition

Sponsored by MACVAL Associates LLC

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

Eligibility requirements:

  • 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 in Nashville, Tenn. May 30 - June 2, 2015 to present the winning paper.
  • Award will be presented at the IIE Annual Conference & Expo.

Important dates and information:

Paper submission deadline: Feb. 15 

Winner will be notified by: March 15 

Submit your papers to Laura Ikuma 

For more information or questions contact Bonnie Cameron 

The first place winner will receive complimentary conference registration, one Honors & Awards Banquet ticket and a cash award. The first place winner will also receive a travel stipend to the IIE Annual Conference & Expo of $1,130, when airline receipts and hotel confirmations have been submitted to Bonnie Cameron at IIE headquarters.

2014 Winners

First Place: Laura Florez, Georgia Institute of Technology
"Decision Support System for Sustainable Labor Management in Masonry Construction"

Second Place: Carl Kirpes, Iowa State University
"Integrating Project Estimating and Cash Flow Analysis to Develop Companywide Resource Loading Projections"

Third Place: Simon Matar, Western Michigan University
"Evaluation of Potential Use of Waster Powder Paint (WPP) in Cement Grout and Mortar"

2013 Winners

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

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

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

Past Winners 

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