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Professor Ioannis Brilakis, Laing O’Rourke Professor of Construction Engineering and Director of the Construction Information Technology Laboratory at the Division of Civil Engineering, has won two European Council on Computing in Construction (EC3) awards: The Scherer Award for his outstanding service to the computing community in the context of EC3 and the Thorpe Medal in recognition of a paper[1] that contributes to either practical or research aspects of engineering informatics disciplines in the built environment.

 

Many congratulations to Ioannis for this recognition. 

About EC3 and the awards

The European Council on Computing in Construction (EC3) is a recently established society of construction professionals, academics, researchers and national Professional Bodies, aspiring to become the leading European forum in information technology in construction engineering and management.

The Scherer award was established by the EC3 Board in 2018 in honour of Prof Raimar Scherer, founder of the European Conference on Product and Process Modelling (first European community within the Built Environment computing space and a predecessor of EC3), and it is awarded annually to an active or former EC3 officer for outstanding service to the computing community in the context of EC3.

The Thorpe Medal was instituted and endowed in 2018 in honour of Prof Antony Thorpe, a pioneering professor in construction information technology and co-founder of COMIT, the community for mobile computing in construction. It is given in recognition of a paper that contributes to either practical or research aspects of engineering informatics disciplines in the built environment. The practical value of contribution and its impact on engineering informatics practice are key evaluation criteria.

 

[1] Argyroudis, S.A., Mitoulis, S.A., Chatzi, E., Baker, J.W., Brilakis, I., Gkoumas, K., Vousdoukas, M., Hynes, W., Carluccio, S., Keou, O., Frangopol, M.D. and Linkov, I. (2022) "Digital technologies can enhance global climate resilience of critical infrastructure," Journal of Climate Risk Management, 35,

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crm.2021.100387

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