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 degree and master's degrees from Tulane University, a master's degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and his doctoral degree 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, 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.