ASCE has honored Feniosky Peña-Mora, Sc.D., P.E., M.ASCE, with the 2018 Peurifoy Construction Research Award for his outstanding scholarship, teaching, research, and engineering innovations; his public services and governance, particularly in information technology support for collaboration in disaster management, change management, conflict resolution, and sustainable construction; and his visualization and processes integration during the design and development of large-scale engineering systems.
Peña-Mora’s research interests include information technology support for collaboration in preparedness, response, and recovery during disasters involving critical physical infrastructures, such as the 9/11 terrorist attack and Hurricane Katrina. He is also involved in change management, conflict resolution, sustainable construction, visualization, and processes integration during the design and development of large-scale civil engineering systems. His research in the field of construction engineering and management has resulted in significant advances to deepen understanding of collaboration, change, and conflicts in large-scale infrastructure projects. In the area of collaboration, his development of the Interaction Space Theory for Collaboration has led to improved performance among global construction management teams.
In change management, he has identified the key components that influence the effectiveness of fast-tracking strategies in large-scale global construction projects, and the dynamics that affect these strategies. His research efforts in conflict resolution have identified the main drivers that define the context of conflict resolution during the development of large-scale civil infrastructure projects. In sustainable construction, his team has defined a new construction procurement method (A+B+C) that considers not only cost and schedule but also CO2 emissions as part of the bidding process. His efforts in visualization have resulted in new methods for presenting construction progress information using an n-dimensional augmented reality modeling framework.
Peña-Mora is the author or co-author of more than 210 scholarly publications, appearing in refereed journals and conference proceedings, and as book chapters and books, on computer-supported engineering design and construction, conflict resolution, and project control and management of large-scale engineering systems.
The Peurifoy Construction Research Award is made to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of construction engineering through research and development of new technology, principles, or practice.