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March 2016
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Announcing the
IIE  Construction Division Student Paper Competition Results



Big congratulations to Sadegh Asgari of Columbia University and Ali Shafaat of Purdue University for winning the 2016 student paper competition with their paper "Simulating Construction Bidding Using Agent-Based Modeling!" These students will be presenting their winning paper at the Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA in May, and we look forward to hearing about their work. The award, sponsored by the ConAm Group, provides complimentary conference registration, a ticket to the conference awards banquet, and a cash prize.
 
Also to be congratulated are the 2 nd and 3 rd place winners:
  • 2nd place: Becca Keller of the Milwaukee School of Engineering for "Application of Agile Manufacturing in the Large-Scale Construction Industry" 
  • 3rd place: Heta Lawrence of the University of Washington for "Improving Strength of Pervious Concrete" 
 
We salute all of the competition entrants for their hard work and interest in construction in Industrial Engineering.

SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE*
 
Conference events and educational sessions will be held in the Disneyland Resort Hotel.

Saturday, May 21

7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Doctoral Colloquium  
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. New Faculty Colloquium  
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Pre-conference Workshops   
3 - 7 p.m. Conference Registration Desk Open  
6 - 7:30 p.m. Networking Reception - Sponsored by the University Sponsors   
     

Sunday, May 22

7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Conference Registration Desk Open  
7 a.m. Coffee Service  
7:15 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. First Time Attendee Orientation   
8 a.m. - Noon Undergraduate Student Technical Paper Competition, Sponsored by John Deere  
8 a.m. - 6:15 p.m. Concurrent Applied Solutions sessions  
8 a.m. - 6:15 p.m. Concurrent ISERC sessions  
9:30 - 10:45 a.m. Keynote Presentation  
Noon - 4 p.m. Exhibit set-up  
1 - 4 p.m. Student Simulation Competition Presentations, Sponsored by Rockwell Automation  
1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Innovations in Curriculum Competition Finals  
5 - 6:30 p.m. Student Networking Mixer - Sponsored by Flexsim and the Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute at Northeastern University  
6:15 - 8 p.m. Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall  
     

Monday, May 23

7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Conference Registration Desk open  
7 a.m. Coffee Service  
8 a.m. - 6:15 p.m. Concurrent Applied Solutions sessions  
8 a.m. - 6:15 p.m. Concurrent ISERC sessions  
8 a.m. - 6:15 p.m. Vendor Presentations  
9:30 - 10:45 a.m. Keynote Presentation  
10:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. Exhibit Hall open  
10:45 a.m. Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall  
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch available for sale in the Exhibit Hall  
3:15 p.m. Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall  
7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Honors and Awards Dinner - Ticket required - additional fee applies  
9:30 - 10:30 p.m. Honors and Awards Dessert Reception - Ticket required - additional fee applies  
     

Tuesday, May 24

7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Conference Registration Desk open  
7 a.m. Coffee Service  
8 a.m. - 6:15 p.m. Concurrent Applied Solutions sessions  
8 a.m. - 6:15 p.m. Concurrent ISERC sessions  
8 a.m. - 6:15 p.m. Student Track  
9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Keynote Presentation   
10:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. Exhibit Hall open   
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Executive Roundtable - Ticket required - additional fee applies  
10:45 a.m. Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall  
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Lunch available for sale in the Exhibit Hall  
3:15 p.m. Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall  
*Schedule subject to change

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Construction Research Track - ISERC 2016


Our track looks forward to a high-quality program of research presentations at the 2016 ISERC conference. In the first round of submission, 9 abstracts were received, and although paper submission was optional, three authors submitted full papers in the second round.
 
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At this year's conference, construction research track will host two sessions with three unique presentations in each:
 
  •  Construction Management
  •  Sustainable Construction
 
Looking forward to seeing you there.
 
Isa Nahmens
Laura Ikuma
ISERC 2016 Co-Chairs

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What's in it for me at IIE Annual?
Presented by Annual Conference Program Committee 
(OPEN TO ALL)
April 14 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenters: Hui Yang, Pennsylvania State University, James Kong, Virginia Polytechnic, MD Sarder, University of Southern Mississippi, Phil Kaminsky, University of California Berkley, Sean Genovese, Boeing and Katie Coperich - FedEx

Several speakers involved with IIE Annual Conference will provide a highlight of various programs that offer value proposition to attendees.

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IIE webinars are free*, one-hour presentations which 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. 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.
About the Division
IIE's Construction Division brings together members who are involved in all facets of the construction industry, such as design, value engineering, project management, research, safety and ergonomics. With these combined resources, we hope to bring to the construction industry a rich supply of knowledge, innovation and experience that can have the kind of positive impact that IEs have long used to bring the manufacturing and service industries to superlative levels of performance. 








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Construction Division Board
to learn more about our leadership team