Dr. Bernard Amadei to Receive Prestigious “Dunn Award” from the Construction Industry Institute

Austin, TX – The Construction Industry Institute (CII) is pleased to announce Dr. Bernard Amadei, Professor of Civil engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder will receive the prestigious Caroll H. Dunn Award in recognition for his contributions, innovation and dedication to the construction and engineering industry.

CII established the Carroll H. Dunn award of Excellence in 1985 to honor an individual for significant achievements in improving the engineering and construction industry. The award is the Institute’s highest honor and is recognized as one of the most prestigious awards in the industry.

“As we enter the first half of the 21st century, the engineering profession must embrace a new mission statement—to contribute to the building of a more sustainable, stable, and equitable world,” said Dr. Amadei. “Global citizen engineers are called to operate in a multicultural world in which they deliver solutions that are done right from a technical point of view; are the right solutions for the planet and its people; and are developed for the right reasons.”

Dr. Amadei is the founder of Engineers Without Borders – USA, and co-founder of the Engineers Without Borders – International networks. This organization is changing the world through engineering projects designed to empower communities to meet their basic human needs and equip leaders to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. With the support of generous and skilled partners who are mindful of their corporate responsibility, EWB connects a developing community that has a specific infrastructure need to engineers who can partner with the community to design a sustainable solution.

In 1982, Dr. Amadei received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He holds the Mortenson Endowed Chair in Global Engineering and serves as a Faculty Co-Director of the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities.

Among other distinctions, Dr. Amadei is the 2007 co-recipient of the Heinz Award for the Environment; the recipient of the 2008 ENR Award of Excellence; the recipient of the 2015 Washington and ASCE OPAL awards; an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering; and an elected Senior Ashoka Fellow. He holds five honorary doctoral degrees. In 2013 and 2014, Dr. Amadei served as a Science Envoy to Pakistan and Nepal for the U.S. Department of State.

The Construction Industry Institute, based at The University of Texas at Austin, is a consortium of more than 130 leading Owner, engineering-service provider, and supplier firms from both the public and private arenas. CII provides an unprecedented partnering of industry and academia which creates the perfect forum for identifying the most significant opportunities for innovative industry improvement. CII member companies that implement best practices show remarkably better performance than industry peers in safety, capital efficiency (cost, schedule and quality) and sustainability of capital projects.

Dr. Amadei will receive the Dunn award during a presentation at CII’s Annual Conference at the Gaylord Hotel in National Harbor, Maryland on August 2, 2016. The premier conference of the capital projects industry, CII’s annual conference typically attracts between 700-750 attendees, including a high concentration of executives from the EPC industry. Presentations on research findings, implementation case studies, and industry trends are highlighted, and several featured speakers make the conference programs wide-ranging. An invitation is extended to member organization representatives currently active on CII working groups, special invitees of the CII Board of Advisors, and representatives of companies seriously investigating CII membership.

For more information, contact Jenny Bien: 512-232-3005 or jenny.bien@cii.utexas.edu

Date posted: July 20, 2016