By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA
Dr. Chris Hendrickson of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh is the 2019 recipient of ARTBA’s S.S. Steinberg Award. He was honored Jan. 12 at the association’s annual Research & Education Division (RED) meeting in Washington, D.C. The award, named after RED’s founding president, recognizes “an individual who has made remarkable contributions to transportation education.”
Hendrickson is director of the Traffic 21 Institute and Hamerschlag professor emeritus at CMU. He has co-authored eight books and over 200 articles. His research has focused on construction project management, including green design, pollution prevention, and environmental management. His work in construction project management emphasized the importance of the owner’s viewpoint throughout the project lifecycle. He also pioneered dynamic traffic demand models, as well as software tools and methods for sustainable construction.
Hendrickson is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering, editor-in-chief of the ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, and chair of the Transportation Research Board Division Committee for the National Research Council. He joined CMU in 1978, after receiving his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford University, then received a Rhodes Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford, where he obtained a second master’s degree.
In his remarks, Hendrickson called on attendees to take risks in their professional careers, and focus on innovation and impact in their work.
PHOTO: Dr. Chris Hendrickson of Carnegie Mellon University, right, accepts the S.S. Steinberg Award from Dr. Chandra Bhat of the University of Texas at Austin.