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Prof. Makarand (Mark) Hastak, Ph.D., P.E., CCP, CRIS, FASCE, NAC

Dr. Hastak is Professor and the Dernlan Family Head of Const Engineering and Management (CEM) and Professor of Civil Engineering at Purdue University. He has assisted the construction industry for the past 37 years through consulting, research, teaching, and service to the community. Prof. Hastak is globally recognized as an expert in Construction Engineering and Management including profitability of construction companies, disaster risk reduction, infrastructure management, project control, and risk management. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE), a Const Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS), and a Certified Cost Professional (CCP). His research is sponsored by the NSF, State DOTs, City Agencies, and the Construction Industry Institute (CII). As a Fellow of the American Council on Education (cohort of 2013-14) at Cornell University, he focused on Hybrid RCM budget, engaged institution, and Public-Private Partnership in academia. He was recently elected to the National Academy of Construction (NAC).

He is the current President of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) He is the Academic Advisor to the CII Downstream and Chemicals Committee (DCC) as well as the Dept of Building and Real Estate, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. He has given over 60 keynotes and invited lectures around the world. Prof. Hastak has authored/co-authored over 235 publications and reports in his area of expertise as well as co-authored and edited six books to include: (1) Infrastructure Planning, Engineering, and Economics (McGraw-Hill 2006 and 2015), (2) Skills and Knowledge of Cost Engineering (AACE 6th Ed. 2015), and (3) CCP Certification Study Guide (AACE 2nd Ed. 2016). He served on the AACE Education Board from 2004-2016. Prof. Hastak chaired the 2012 ASCE Construction Research Congress and co-edited the conference proceedings. He was also the Editor-in-Chief of the ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering (2009-2016) and currently serves on its board. He is one of the founders and the past chair of the GLF-CEM, the Global Leadership Forum for Construction Engineering and Management programs and currently serves as the Chair of the Advisory Board and member ExCom. From 2008-2010, he served as the Chair of the National Consortium of Housing Research Centers (NCHRC) and was the invited Scholar-in-Residence (2006) at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center. He has developed/managed (2007-2019) several websites as a public service to the industry, such as: (1) Emerging Construction Technologies (ECT) and (2) Purdue Index for Construction (Pi-C).

He received his BE (Civil) from Nagpur University, India, MSCE from the University of Cincinnati, PhD (Civil) from Purdue University, and a Master of Science in Law from the Pritzker School of Law, Northwestern University. He is a trained university planner through SCUP and has received training at Cornell University in Executive Leadership, Financial Management, and Advanced Strategic Human Resource Management. He has completed 30-Hour OSHA Hazard Recognition Training for the Construction Industry. He has worked at Georgia Tech, NYU, University of Cincinnati, and currently at Purdue University.