ASCE has honored Lucio Soibelman, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, with the 2017 Construction Management Award for his contributions to the advancing of data management and knowledge discovery in construction.
As an educator, Soibelman has made a significant impact teaching construction and data mining at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He participated in the development of a graduate program called Advanced Infrastructure Systems at Carnegie Mellon University, while at the University of Southern California he taught a new class on sustainability in the built environment that included a real-time collaboration with University of Sao Paulo students.
He has also made his mark in leadership and service, having served as Editor in Chief of ASCE’s Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering for almost 10 years. His activity in conferences and publications within his field include chairing key ASCE committees such as the Construction Research Council and the TCCIT Data Management Committee.
Soibelman is highly esteemed among his peers, and was recognized in 2010 by the American Council on Education for his innovative use of information technology to promote internationalization.
The Construction Management Award is presented to a member of the Society who has made a definite contribution in the field of construction management in general and, more particularly, in the application of theoretical aspects of engineering economics, statistics, probability theory, operations research and related mathematical oriented disciplines to problems of construction management, estimating, costs accounting, planning, scheduling and financing.