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SIUE School of Engineering Instructor Awarded Best Peer Reviewed Paper

(EDWARDSVILLE, Ill.) Carla Lopez del Puerto, an instructor for the Department of Construction n the SIUE School of Engineering, recently won the American Society of Civil Engineering 2008 Journal of Management in Engineering-Best Peer Reviewed Paper Award.

"This award makes me feel that my research is valuable to the profession," said Lopez del Puerto. "It also brings recognition to the department and the University at the national level."

In the paper, "Comparative Analysis of Owner Goals for Design/Build Projects," Lopez del Puerto and two others, D. Gransberg and J. Shane, explore industry attitudes about design/build project delivery and compare those with owner attitudes regarding design/build project success. The paper also reports the results of a study that compared what owners believe is important to achieve in their project goals using design/build project delivery to what they make important in their design/build proposal evaluation plans.

The award will be presented in November at the 2008 ASCE annual conference in Pittsburgh.

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