Highly Commended Paper of the Year Award, International Journal of Construction Innovation, Emerald Publishing, U.K., 2016-17.
Distinguished / Exemplary Alumni Award, 2014-15, Department of Building Engineering and Management, School of Planning and Architecture University, New Delhi, India.
Outstanding Reviewer of the Year Award, Journal of Architectural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2014.
Fulbright Senior Specialist, Fulbright Scholarship Board and U.S. Department of State, 2012.
CAS Visiting Chair, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, India, 2010-11.
Outstanding Paper of the Year Award, International Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, Emerald Publishing, U.K., 2009-10.
Klinger Memorial Award, Associated General Contractors’ (AGC) Education and Research Foundation, 2006.
Invited by the HUD Secretary to join his delegation for meeting and US-Mexico collaboration discussions with the Housing Minister of Mexico, Cancun, Mexico, Feb.-March 2005.
Phi Kappa Phi’s Excellence Award for Interdisciplinary Scholarship in Affordable Housing, Michigan State University, 2002.
Fulbright Senior Scholar, Fulbright Scholarship Board and U.S. Dept. of State, 2000-01.
National Educator of the Year Award, Home Builders Institute, National Association of Home Builders, 1999.
University Teacher-Scholar Award, Michigan State University, 1999.
University Leadership Program Fellow, Office of the Provost, Michigan State University, 1998-99.
Honorary Member Award, Sigma Lambda Chi (National Honor Society), MSU, 1998.
NAHB President's Outstanding Service Award, 1993-94.
Certificate of Appreciation, Graduate Builders Institute, a nationwide continuing program for the housing industry, 1992.
Teaching Incentive Fellowship Award, General Electric Foundation, 1990-91.
Significant Professional Accomplishments
Keynote Address, Sustainable Development, National Research Symposium, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India, March 2017, March 2019.
Invited Trainer and Co-author, Module on Planning and Managing Sustainable Industrial Parks - Training Guidelines, United Nations Industrial Development organization (UNIDO), 2017.
Invited Keynote Speaker, School of Architecture and Planning, I.P. University, Delhi, India, March 2013.
Invited Author, Module on Construction Project Management, United Nation’s (UNESCO) encyclopedia on Sustainable Development, 2012.
Visiting Scholar - Sabbatical in Residence, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Aug. - Dec. 2010.
Chair, Task Force on Sustainable Built Environment, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, India, 2008-present.
Co-Chair, Built Environment Committee, Michigan State University, 2002-04 (University task force responsible for the development of the School of Planning, Design and Construction and the Ph.D.-CM program).
Developed a policy paper on affordable housing for Michigan Governor’s transition team on Urban Policy, 2002 (contribution recognized by the Governor).
Invited Panelist, Homeownership Summit - Midwest Region, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, 1996 (contribution recognized by the HUD Secretary).
Chair, National Consortium of Housing Research Centers, 2002-04.
Control Group Member and Committee Secretary, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1995-2008.
LEED Accredited Professional (LEED® AP), U.S. Green Building Council, 2006.
Certified Professional Constructor (CPC), American Institute of Constructors, 1998.
Editorial Board Member, Open Journal of Construction and Building Technology, U.K., 2008-present.
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 1997-2003.
Guest Co-editor, Special issue on Sustainable Built Environment, International Journal of Construction Innovation, U.K., 2011-13.
Guest Co-editor, Special issue on Green Buildings, International Journal of Engineering Design and Technology, U.K. and South Africa, 2008-09.
Editor, Building Research Journal, 1993- 1995.
Chair, Expert Review Committee, Sustainable Built Environment, Foundation for Innovation, Government of Canada, 2008-09.
Reviewer / Advisor (U.S.A.),Housing Research Initiative of the Federal Government, National Research Council - National Academies, 2000-03, 2005, National Science Foundation, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2008, Fulbright Board, 2004.
Principal Investigator of National Science Foundation’s National Housing Research Agenda initiative, 2003-04.
Reviewer / Advisor / Technical Assistance Provider (International), Government agencies and/or Universities in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Cyprus, Malaysia, U.A.E., Pakistan, Egypt, Qatar, Iraq, Kuwait, Sudan, Nigeria, U.K., Australia, and Canada.
Reviewer, 10 international journals, 3 book publishers, and several conference proceedings.