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 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 Anaheim, Calif. May 21-24, 2016 to present the winning paper.
  • Award will be presented at the IIE Annual Conference & Expo.
Important dates and information:
Paper submission deadline Feb. 26
Winner will be notified by March 4
Submit your papers to Laura Ikuma   (

For more information or questions contact  Bonnie Cameron 

The first place winner receives complimentary conference registration and one complimentary ticket to the Honors & Awards Banquet. There is also a $2,100 cash award.

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.

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.

Construction articles wanted 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.

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.
February 2016 

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.