ASCE has honored Carol C. Menassa, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, with the 2017 Daniel W. Halpin Award for Scholarship in Construction for demonstrating outstanding scholarship in construction engineering through pioneering research and education in sustainable infrastructure and constructed facilities.
Menassa’s research accomplishments and trajectory are remarkable. She has been working in major research themes that have taken her research well beyond her Ph.D. work in which she developed alternate dispute resolution methods for construction contracts.
In her independent academic career, she has successfully established research programs and pursued fundamental new knowledge by focusing on developing simulation models and quantitative tools to understand human impacts, evaluate risks, and assess environmental and social impacts during various life-cycle phases of buildings and other constructed facilities.
Her scholarship has focused on two main themes: (1) occupant-building interactions during operation and maintenance phases of constructed facilities; and (2) investment and stakeholder decisions during design and construction phases of civil infrastructure.
The Daniel W. Halpin Award for Scholarship in Construction recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship that advances construction engineering as a science.