Scientist recognized for collaborative approach to construction

sustainable-engineering-Mounir-El-AsmarMounir El Asmar, a senior sustainability scientist, has been recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers for his outstanding contributions to construction management and engineering. El Asmar was presented the ASCE Thomas Fitch Rowland Prize on June 9 at the International Construction Specialty Conference in Canada for his research to quantify the performance of emerging construction project delivery systems. The ASCE award was based on the results of a project he led and reported on in a paper written with two colleagues, which was published in the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. “My work is about improving the performance of our built environment,” El Asmar says, “and our study shows this new approach offers real potential for major improvement in the industry.” El Asmar is an assistant professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, part of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU.