Accomplishments: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction

June 25, 2020
Jin Ouk Choi (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) has been selected as an associate editor for the American Society of Civil Engineers’s Journal of Management in Engineering. The journal presents contemporary issues on management and leadership for civil engineers. It is one of the top journals in the area of construction engineering management.
June 16, 2020
Saba Nikkhah Manesh worked with Jin Ouk Choi (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) was recognized by Horrocks Engineers in an interview about the poor participation of women and the gender wage gap in the construction and engineering industry. The construction industry is one of the largest job providers in the United States, but still struggles with insufficient interest and participation from underrepresented demographic groups, including women. Saba, an engineering intern at...
June 11, 2020
Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian, along with Moses Karakouzian and Mehrdad Karami (all Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction), and joined by Mohammad Aghababaei of Washington State University, published a review paper, "Water on Mars—A Literature Review," in the latest issue of the journal GALAXIES. Their article was featured on the journal's cover.
June 8, 2020
Jin Ouk Choi and Binit K. Shrestha (both Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) published a paper, "Critical Success Factors and Enablers for Facility Design Standardization of Capital Projects," in the Journal of Management in Engineering published by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Shrestha is a doctoral student studying under Choi.
May 21, 2020
Jin Ouk Choi and Binit K. Shrestha (both Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) published a paper, "Innovative Technologies and Management Approaches for Facility Design Standardization and Modularization of Capital Projects," in the Journal of Management in Engineering published by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Shrestha is a doctoral student studying under Choi.
May 12, 2020
Jin Ouk Choi (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) published a paper, "Multiobjective Optimization of PostDisaster Reconstruction Processes for Ensuring Long-term Socioeconomic Benefits" in the Journal of Management in Engineering published by the American Society of Civil Engineers.   
May 5, 2020
The Graduate College is pleased to announce its 2019-20 award winners.  UNLV Graduate College Outstanding Thesis & Dissertation Awards Each year the Graduate College presents four awards for outstanding theses and dissertations (within each category, one for STEM and one for non-STEM). This year’s winners are: Outstanding Thesis (STEM): Rachel Rahib, M.S. Geoscience, "Petrogenesis of Enriched and Intermediate Poikilitic Shergottites: From Magmatic Source to Emplacement"...
April 15, 2020
Jin Ouk Choi and Binit K. Shrestha (both Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) published a paper, "How Design Standardization CSFs Can Impact Project Performance of Capital Projects" in the Journal of Management in Engineering published by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Shrestha is a doctoral student studying under Choi.
April 10, 2020
Pramen P. Shrestha (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) is receiving $299,704 from the Transportation Research Board of the Airport Cooperative Research Program for the research proposal "Quantifying the Impacts of Delayed Maintenance of Airport Assets." Shrestha is a principal investigator.     
April 9, 2020
Jin Ouk Choi (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) has had his research on a facility standardization strategy featured in The Voice magazine. The Voice is the official magazine of the Construction Users Roundtable.
April 7, 2020
Jin Ouk Choi, Saba Nikkhah Manesh, Binit K. Shrestha, and Pramen Shrestha (all Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) and Jaewon Lim (Public Policy and Leadership) published a journal paper, "Spatial Analysis of the Gender Wage Gap in Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Construction Occupations in the United States" in the Journal of Management in Engineering published by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Shrestha and Manesh are doctoral students studying under Choi.  
April 2, 2020
Jin Ouk Choi, Binit K. Shrestha, Saba Nikkhah Manesh, and Pramen Shrestha (all Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) and Jaewon Lim (Public Policy and Leadership) published a journal paper, "Employment and Wage Distribution Investigation in the Construction Industry by Gender," in the Journal of Management in Engineering published by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Shrestha and Manesh are doctoral students studying under Choi.M