Pardis Pishdad-Bozorgi Recognized as “Top Young Professional”

Pardis Pishdad-Bozorgi with the Atlanta Midtown skyline in the background

Pardis Pishdad-Bozorgi, assistant professor in the School of Building Construction at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has been named a “Top Young Professional” for 2018 by Engineering News Record (ENR) Southeast.

The award recognizes Pishdad-Bozorgi’s contributions to the construction industry. Her principal research focuses on how Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) methods, such as early involvement of key stakeholders, shared financial risks and rewards, use of liability waivers, information sharing, and fiscal transparency, foster trust and collaboration, rather than adversarial behavior on complex projects.

So much waste can be eliminated and innovation can take place if the stakeholders collaborate and work as a team, she said.

Other significant areas of her research include flash tracking and lean construction, which also reduce waste and improve construction efficiency, and advancing the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Internet of Things (IoT) in construction and facility management.

In addition to her scholarship, Pishdad-Bozorgi serves the construction community through her work with the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA). She was recently appointed to a second term as the sole academic advisor to CMAA’s board of directors. During her work with CMAA, she has also moderated a panel on “Millennials in Construction,” and taught educational sessions at the CMAA national conference.

ENR’s regional “Top Young Professional” award celebrates 20 construction professionals under the age of 40 who contribute to the construction industry in both leadership and service. Recipients are covered in-depth in the January 8/15 issue of ENR Southeast.