GT's Ashuri wins Design-build Teaching Leadership Award

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has named Georgia Tech Associate Professor Baabak Ashuri as one of its top leaders in 2015, for his role in educating students about design-build processes.

Ashuri received a Distinguished Design-Build Leadership Award from the Institute on November 18. The awards are given to recognize lawmakers, practicioners, and teachers "who have demonstrated leadership in the advancement of effective design-build practices and in the promotion of design-build as a project delivery method of choice", according to a DBIA news release.

"Design-build spreads only through legislators authorizing it, professors teaching it, students learning it, practicioners mastering it, and owners choosing it.", said Lisa Washington, executive director and CEO of DBIA. "All of these award winners have spent a great part of their career advocating for not just design built, but for Design-Build Done RightTM, and we are grateful for their tireless work."

Ashuri received the award for integrating design-build practices into his curriculum and for working with the Georgia Department of Transportation to boost the agency's use of design-build, design-build-finance, and public-private partnerships, the Institute said.

Ashuri is an Associate Professor in both the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Building Construction at Georgia Tech. 

Story courtesy of CEE@GT, November 19, 2015.

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