SPDC’s Dong Zhao receives Best Paper Award from ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering

On April 1, 2016, Dong Zhao was honored with the Best Paper Award from the Journal of Architectural Engineering (JAE) by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

April 22, 2016

Assistant Professor Dong Zhao, PhD, in the Construction Management Program at the MSU SPDC

On April 1, 2016, Assistant Professor Dong Zhao, PhD, in the Construction Management Program at the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction, was honored with the Best Paper Award from the Journal of Architectural Engineering (JAE) by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). This award is given to authors of an outstanding paper that was published in the Journal during the previous year.

Zhao has been a member of the ASCE since 2008, and has served as a reviewer for multiple ASCE journals over the years. He is receiving this award for his paper titled “Resilient Built Environment: New Framework for Assessing the Residential Construction Market.” Although he has published papers in other ASCE journals, this was Zhao’s first and only paper published for the JAE.

The ASCE accepts nominations for 85 Society Awards with the objective of giving recognition to engineers who excel in their profession through achievement and or published papers. To be eligible to receive this award, Zhao was first nominated by his peers, and then considered and selected by the JAE Editorial Team.

The American Society of Civil Engineers is known to produce some of the top research journals in the world. Only one Best Paper Award is given out per year, which makes this achievement even more remarkable. Zhao was presented with the award by the ASCE Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) on Apr. 1, 2016, in Worchester, MA.

“It is my great honor to get this award from the prestigious ASCE Journal,” Zhao said about his award. “I hope that this paper may bring more attention to and highlight the efforts of all the stakeholders in the area of architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) to help obtain a goal of human-environmental resilience and long-term sustainability."

Please join us in congratulating Dong Zhao for his achievement!

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