Carl Haas, a civil and environmental engineering professor and the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Construction and Management of Sustainable Infrastructure, was inducted last month into the National Academy of Construction. The ceremony took in Scottsdale Arizona.
Haas was one of 25 out of 250 qualified individuals elected this year and the only Canadian to receive the honour. He was recognized for his "outstanding long-term contributions in the practice and science of construction technology, productivity and workforce improvement through research and professional leadership."
Much of his research, both basic and applied, centres around automation, robotics, IT, workforce safety and productivity, and project and systems management. He has published 119 refereed journal articles and been honoured numerous times with awards for his teaching, his scholarship, and his research.
The news release about his academy memberships says that "his contributions, both in research and in the classroom, have set new standards within the academic community. His inspiring leadership influences those he mentors and collaborates with, and his impressive body of research will impact the industry at large for many years to come."
Considered one of the most elite organizations in the construction industry, the National Academy of Construction is comprised of engineers, construction users, designers, constructors, consultants, attorneys, sureties, and academics in the industry. [NAC news release]