John E. Taylor honored for research on networks in constructed facilities

John E. Taylor, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, has received  the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Construction Institute’s 2015 Daniel W. Halpin Award for Scholarship in Construction.

Taylor’s research focuses on civil engineering network dynamics of industrial and societal importance, including globalization dynamics, energy efficiency dynamics, workforce virtualization dynamics, and information system integration dynamics.

ASCE selected Taylor for the award because of his “broad and deep, path-breaking research on the effects of dynamic interpersonal and inter-organizational networks on the outcomes of constructed facilities over their lifecycle.”

Taylor joined the Virginia Tech faculty in 2011. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s in civil engineering from Tulane University, as well as a master’s in logistical systems management from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. He earned his doctoral degree in civil engineering from Stanford University.

The Daniel W. Halpin Award for Scholarship in Construction was established in 2011 to recognize individuals who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship that advances construction engineering as a science. It was named in honor of Daniel W. Halpin, Ph.D., Distinguished Member of ASCE, recognized as one of the leading authorities in the world on the use of simulation in studying construction processes.

Taylor will be honored by the Construction Institute through its honors and awards program.

John E. Taylor receives the Daniel W. Halpin Award for Scholarship in Construction from the ASCE President, Robert D. Stevens, and the ASCE Executive Director, Thomas W. Smith, III. Photo taken by David Hathcox.