On Wednesday, September 27th, we had the pleasure of hosting Professor Young Hoon Kwak who presented the Tishman Distinguished Lecture. Dr. Kwak discussed his exciting research surrounding decision-making in public-private partnership projects, known as P3s. He used two case studies: the I-66 project and the I-495/I-270 project, both located in the heart of our nation’s capital, to illustrate his points more clearly.
As a faculty member at the George Washington University’s School of Business and a Visiting Professor at Ghent University in Belgium, Dr. Kwak had a lot of experience and knowledge to share with us. He is the winner of the 2023 International Project Management Association’s Global Research Award and the 2021 ASCE Richard R. Torrens Award.
“The Tishman Distinguished Lecture series was established in 2013 to promote construction management research and education among faculty and students,” said Professor Carol Menassa, the John L. Tishman CM Faculty Scholar and Program Advisor of the Tishman Construction Management Program. “This lecture series is made possible through a generous gift from the late Mr. John L. Tishman who served as the Chief Executive Officer at Tishman Realty and Construction Company,” she added.
At the end of the lecture, our own John L. Tishman Family Professor of Construction Management and Sustainability, Vineet Kamat, presented Dr. Kwak with a certificate of recognition. We thank Dr. Kwak for making the time to visit our department and presenting an excellent lecture.