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CI & CRC Joint Conference 2024

The theme of the CI & CRC Joint Conference is: "Constructing Connections across Research and Industry." The joint conference's technical program will provide insights on the latest research and industry practices that will lead to next generation techniques, technologies, and strategies to meet 21st century challenges.

CRC leads academic, cutting-edge construction research, and Iowa State University will host the annual Construction Research Congress. The Construction Institute Summit, with its heavy industry component, will facilitate interaction between construction research professionals, contractors, owners, and practitioners. Together, we will share new developments and innovative practices. Network with peers, earn PDHs, and get access to leading research and industry practices.

Construction Institute of ASCE

The Construction Institute (CI) is the first national organization designed to meet the needs of all individuals working within the construction industry. CI is fully inclusive, with active membership available to construction industry practitioners from all occupations and educational backgrounds. CI offers individuals and organizations the opportunity to network with other professionals, sharpen skills and shape the future of the industry by participating in technical activities, conferences and the development of internationally recognized standards.


Iowa State University

Iowa State University is a public, land-grant university, where students get a great academic start in learning communities and stay active in 800-plus student organizations, undergrad research, internships and study abroad. They learn from world-class scholars who are tackling some of the world's biggest challenges -- feeding the hungry, finding alternative fuels and advancing manufacturing. Engineering was one of the first programs offered at Iowa Agricultural College (now Iowa State University) when the university was established in 1858. The first students who arrived in 1869 studied agriculture and mechanics. Soon after, several branches of engineering developed out of the mechanics course. When the first Iowa State class graduated in 1872, six of the 26 students graduated with engineering degrees – four in civil and two in mechanical. Conducting innovative research and industrial outreach are core missions of the College of Engineering.

Conference Steering Committee

  • Co-Chair Industry Program: Hossein Ataei, Ph.D., M.C.M., M.B.A., P.E., P.Eng., F.ASCE, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
  • Co-Chair Academic Program: Jennifer Shane, Ph.D., M.ASCE, Iowa State University
  • Co-Chair Academic Program: Roy E. Sturgill, Jr., Ph.D., P.E.M.ASCE, Iowa State University
  • LOC Member Industry: James H. Anspach, P.G. (r), Dist.M.ASCE, NAC, Iowa State University
  • LOC Member/ WTS Iowa: Eva Green, CCM, WTS-Iowa Chapter President, the Foth Companies
  • LOC Member/ WTS Iowa: Allison Sambol, WTS-Iowa Chapter Vice President, Felsburg Holt & Ullevig
  • Coordinator, Younger Member and DEI: Bobbie Gilmour, E.I.T., CDT, ENV SP, A.M.ASCE, Kennedy Jenks 
  • Coordinator, Younger Member and DEI: Emma Herr, E.I.T. , A.M.ASCE , Hoffman Construction Company
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