IISE Construction Division best Student Paper Competition

The IISE Construction Division is holding its annual Best Student Paper Competition. Papers should demonstrate or describe the use of construction techniques, such as lean methods, quality management, sustainable construction, simulation, optimization, automation, or alternative materials. The first place winner will present their student paper at the Construction Town Hall meeting at the 2019 IISE Annual Conference & Expo, May 18-21, in Orlando, Florida. The winner's conference registration will be covered by the Construction Division.

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 6 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 on May 18-21, 2019, in Orlando, Florida, to present the winning paper.
  • Award will be presented at the IISE Annual Conference & Expo.

Important dates and information

Paper submission deadline: Feb. 22, 2019

Winner will be notified by: March 1, 2019

Submit your papers to Dr. Henry Lester.

For more information or questions contact Bonnie Cameron.

2018 Winners

1st Place:
Reza Foroughi
The Pennsylvania State University
"Optimum Geometrical Design Parameters of Windows in Residential Buildings"

2nd Place:
Jackie Koyama and Ryan Teixeira
University of the Pacific
"Integration of BIM and Structural Analysis: A Case Study"

Past Winners 

Construction Division page