President's Message 

Dear Division Members,

My passion for figuring out how to do things better drove my early desire to be an engineer, particularly an industrial engineer. I received my Ph.D. in industrial engineering in 2007 at the University of Central Florida prior to joining the industrial engineering program at Louisiana State University as a tenure-track assistant professor in August 2007. During my educational formation period I was introduced to the homebuilding field and its research opportunities. Since then, I have been exploring and introducing advanced homebuilding production technologies into industry and improving homes' energy performance.
Student Paper Competition 

Attention students:   We want your papers! The construction division is holding its student paper competition again this year to honor the best student work applying Industrial Engineering in the construction industry. Entries can come from undergraduate or graduate students and can reflect research, industry experience, or class projects related to industrial engineering in construction. The first place winner will be invited to present their paper at the IIE Annual Conference & Expo 2016 in Anaheim, California.*
Please click here for more details. Submit all entries to Laura Ikuma by Feb. 19. We look forward to seeing your papers!

*Please note that due to changes with our past sponsors, we are not able to offer travel assistance or a cash award this year.
Lincoln Forbes receives the Fellow Award

Dr. Lincoln Forbes was recently recognized by the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) as a Fellow of the organization. The Fellow Award is the highest classification of membership and recognizes outstanding leaders who have made significant, nationally recognized contributions to the field of industrial engineering.

Lincoln-Forbes Dr. Forbes is a registered P.E. and LEED Accredited Professional┬«, with more than 30 years of experience in various aspects of facilities design, construction, and maintenance, as well as quality and performance improvement. Before transitioning to his own firm, he served in several facilities-related departments and functions in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the fourth largest school district in the U.S. These 
positions included in-house construction, design services, construction quality control, post occupancy evaluation, project warranty services and quality management.  
Contour Crafting solves conventional construction issues
Stress and strain distribution in the casted wall.

Read this recent article by A. Mansourighasri, B. Zareiyan of the University of Southern California that shows how a model of a layered shear has been developed and compared to a casted wall with the same geometry, boundary and loading conditions.
Did you know?

The IIE Training Center is unsurpassed in meeting the educational goals of professionals in myriad industries. Our instructors are experts in essential topics including Lean and Six Sigma, concepts based on long-standing industrial engineering principles. We ensure that our students attain in-depth levels of understanding and practical knowledge of how to apply strategies t o achieve business and professional excellence.

IIE Webinars

These free* one-hour presentations are a benefit of your IIE membership.  They are presented by knowledgeable professionals and experienced volunteers provide deeper insight into topics and issues involving industrial engineers and industrial engineering-related disciplines.

*Webinars presented by the Society for Health Systems and the Society for Engineering and Management Systems require membership in those societies to attend.
Have you moved? Whether across town or across the globe, don't forget to update your member record.
1. Go to this link
2. Select "Update Your  Member Record"

3. Set up username and password (if you don't already have one)

Questions? Call Customer Service at  (800) 494-0460, ext. 102, for assistance.
Help Wanted 

Construction articles for Industrial Engineer magazine 
 The Construction Division invites members to submit articles on construction topics through our publications committee for publication in the monthly Industrial Engineer magazine. We would like to see IE-related articles about construction included in the Industrial Engineer magazine on a regular basis, and we are starting by determining which members are interested, and the topics that they would like to write about. At this point, we would just like to see a brief outline of the topic(s) that you wish to write about. Following that we plan to provide you with the detailed publication requirements, such as the format and length to be observed for each article. By working together, we can organize our articles in a sequence that will be most interesting and informative for our readers. Please contact Bobby Smyth .

The Construction Division has a special opportunity for members who wish to serve as international correspondents.

One of the goals of the Construction Division is to assist members in becoming actively involved in the construction industry.

December 2015 

Meet your 
Construction Division Board
Isabelina Nahmens

Immediate Past President
Aloysius A. Attah

George Gardner

Visit the Construction Division website to learn more about our leadership team.