Civil engineering's Anderson elected to National Academy of Construction

Dr. Stuart AndersonDr. Stuart D. Anderson, the Zachry Professor in Design and Construction Integration II in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, was elected to the National Academy of Construction (NAC).Anderson was one of 10 new inductees in the Class of 2010.The NAC is a select organization of distinguished leaders widely recognized for their outstanding achievements in and contributions to the engineering and construction industry. Election follows a peer-nomination and clearance procedure culminating with ballot vote by the entire Academy of 119 members.Anderson is a professor in civil engineering with a specialty in construction engineering and management. His teaching focus areas include project development (project economics, conceptual estimating, risk analysis and technical planning), advanced project management (construction engineering systems), and project planning and estimating.His primary research interests include modeling and improving project management processes, early estimating and cost management, leading indicators to project outcomes, innovative project delivery and contracting systems, project process improvement through constructability and accelerated construction process strategies and techniques.Other research interests include the role of owners and contractors in capital projects, front-end planning, and impact of organizational change on project development and execution processes.The formal induction ceremony will take place in New York City on October 28-29.