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Gustavo Parra-Montesinos co-authors an Award Winning Paper

Congratulations to Gustavo Parra-Montesinos, for co-authoring a paper that received the Best Paper Award given at the 2009 ASCE Construction Research Congress (CRC).| Short Read

CRC, the largest premiere construction conference in the US, was held on April 4-7 in Seattle, WA. The Best Paper Award was presented to Zhenhua Zhu, Ioannis Brilakis, and Gustavo Parra-Montesinos, for their manuscript entitled, “Real-Time Concrete Damage Visual Assessment for First Responders.” More than 170 papers were considered for the award, with over 190 authors from 22 countries participating in the conference. Submissions in all areas of construction engineering and management were evaluated on the basis of their innovation, relevance, and intellectual contribution.

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Sticking the landing on Mars: High-powered computing aims to reduce guesswork

As the Mars 2020 launch approaches, a separate effort is using simulations to understand landing dynamics for tomorrow's missions. | Medium Read