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Professor Kamat Receives the CII Distinguished Professor Award

Professor Vineet R. Kamat was the 2017 recipient of the Distinguished Professor Award from the Construction Industry Institute (CII). Professor Kamat was presented with the award during the CII Annual Conference on August 1 in Orlando, Fl.

The award “recognizes the most outstanding university faculty member incorporating published CII research findings in the courses that they teach.” The criteria emphasizes introduction of newly published research each year and a sustained emphasis over multiple years. Kamat was cited for not only making CII research findings part of the CEE curriculum but also working with the ASCE Construction Research Congress to introduce a track dedicated to CII findings. Professor Kamat has worked to weave CII findings across the entire University of Michigan construction engineering and management curriculum.

Award Selection Criteria

Exemplary demonstration of the individual’s commitment to teaching published CII research with emphasis on the following:

  • Incorporation of published CII research findings in courses over the previous three years.
  • The plan for introduction of new CII published research topics each year.
  • Contributions the nominee has made to the development and deployment of CII initiatives, programs and services.
  • Aspects of the courses taught by the nominee considered to be innovative, unique, particularly effective, or otherwise meriting special consideration.

The Construction Industry Institute, based at The University of Texas at Austin, is a consortium of more than 130 leading owner, engineering-contractor, and supplier firms from both the public and private arenas. These organizations have joined together to enhance the business effectiveness and sustainability of the capital facility life cycle through CII research, related initiatives, and industry alliances. A learning organization with a wealth of knowledge and information, CII is unique in the engineering and construction industry. Find out more about the Construction Industry Institute (CII).