Amarjit Singh, an engineering professor at the University of Hawaii, has been awarded the prestigious 2019 Construction Management Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
He received the award recently at the annual ASCE Construction Institute Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. Only one award is given annually by ASCE for “innovation and research aimed at improving construction around the globe.”
Awarded by a large field of accomplished professionals and researchers, the accolade is granted on the basis of outstanding contributions to the field of construction management as a practitioner, educator or researcher either in the form of written presentations, scholarly work or notable performance, a media release said.
Singh is apparently the first Indian American to receive this award since it was launched in 1974, newsreports said.
Singh was chosen for his many achievements in different countries, his publications on innovative and pioneering topics, and his cutting-edge research on mitigating wave energies in harbors and monitoring distress in airport pavements.
Singh is the recipient of nine Best Paper awards and was a 2009 recipient of the University of Hawaii’s highest teaching honor–the Board of Regents Excellence in Teaching Medal.
In addition to his present position as professor of civil engineering, Singh is cooperating graduate faculty in the Department of Public Administration at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu. He is also editor-in-chief of the Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction.
Singh earned a bachelor’s degree in 1976 from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.