IISE Construction Division best Student Paper Competition

Sponsored by ConAm Group 

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.
  • Open only to students attending universities in the United States.
  • Must be a member of IISE, 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 IISE Annual Conference & Expo in May 20-23, 2017 in Pittsburgh to present the winning paper.
  • Award will be presented at the IISE Annual Conference & Expo.

Important dates and information

Paper submission deadline: Feb. 23, 2018

Winner will be notified by: March 2, 2018

Submit your papers to Mehdi Khazaeli

Enter now for a chance to win a cash award.

For more information or questions contact Bonnie Cameron.


First Place:
Javad Seif and Brett A. Shields
University of Tennessee-Knoxville Space Institute at Tullahoma
"Minimizing the cost of Machinery Procurement in Construction Projects under Horizon Uncertainty"

Second Place:
Melayne Alexander and Chris Welch
University of the Pacific, Stockton
"Integration of GIS and BIM: Erosion Control and Analysis"

2016 Winners

First Place:
Sadegh Asgari
Columbia University
"Simulating Construction Bidding using Agent-based Modeling"

Second Place:
Becca Keller
Milwaukee School of Engineering
"Application of Agile Manufacturing in the Large-scale Construction Industry"

Third Place:
Heta Lawrence
University of Washington
"Improving Strength of Pervious Concrete"

Past Winners 

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