By Celis Brisbin, Programs Manager

We are always following the advancement of Green Buildings from the perspective of the Architect, Engineer and Construction firm but, I would like to take a moment to share the, industry changing, efforts at the academic level. Last semester, Professor Charest visited our Green Breakfast with her class of civil engineers. We were impressed with input in the conversation as well as their ambition as emerging professionals. Since, we have been keeping an eye on Wentworth and all that they are doing. The following is the story of Wentworth's alumna who is now working as a green building educator at her alma mater:

Dr. Nakisa Alborz, assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Technology, and Wentworth alumna, CET '04, was honored with the Technical Excellence Award at the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) International 2015 Annual Meeting. Alborz was honored for her work on the paper “Post Occupancy Evaluation (POEs) of LEED Buildings as a Project Controls Function.”

ACCE International’s Technical Board bestows the award as a means to recognize outstanding technical contributions to the Association by an individual in the project and cost management community. Technical excellence may be accomplished through significant achievement or contribution to technical division work or administration and by playing an instrumental part in the development of technical products.

The ACCE International's is also due to spotlight Alborz in their upcoming Women in Project Controls event and she will be a part of one of their webinar series in August.

Alborz joined AACE International in 2010 and is an active member in the New England-Boston Chapter. She is a LEED accredited professional with a specialty in building design and construction. Her professional work experience entails a decade of cost estimating and civil design works for consulting companies and contractors in the areas of heavy civil infrastructure, residential, and commercial properties.

Alborz was additionally awarded the 2013 AACE US Scholarship and presented at AACE’s first international Total Cost Management Conference in Dubai, UAE and AACE’s 56th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. 


Originally published: WIT News, July 2015

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