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Former ISTT Chair inducted into prestigious academy

Former ISTT Chair Dr Samuel Ariaratnam has been has been inducted into the prestigious US National Academy of Construction.

Dr Ariaratnam, a professor of construction engineering and management in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University, is one of 39 new entrants into the academy and will be inducted on 24 October during the academy’s annual meeting in Nashville, US.

He was recognised for “outstanding contributions in research and education in the area of trenchless and underground construction”.

“It is a tremendous honour to be elected to the US National Academy of Construction,” said Dr Ariaratnam.

“I try to serve the construction industry in educating future professionals, conducting cutting-edge research and consulting on important infrastructure projects.

“Being part of the National Academy of Construction will enable me to continue helping to advance our industry.”

In 2018, Dr Ariaratnam was one of 57 new Fellows to be inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE).

CAE Fellows provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada, in a commitment to ensuring that engineering expertise is applied for the benefit of the country and community.

For more information visit the Arizona State University website.

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