LSU Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management to Host 2018 Construction Research Congress

The LSU Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management has been chosen to host the 2018 Construction Research Congress, April 2-4, in New Orleans. It is the first time the event will be held in Louisiana.

The Construction Research Congress (CRC) is the prime international conference in the area of construction engineering and management. It is hosted every two years by the Construction Research Council of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Construction Institute.

Charles Berryman, chair of the Department of Construction Management, as well as the 2018 CRC, commented on the excitement surrounding this year’s event, saying “We are honored to host the premier international academic conference in our industry for the first time in Louisiana. It’s always an exciting opportunity when professionals and academics come together to learn from one another and discuss the exciting things happening in construction research.”

Unique to this year’s congress is that it is being co-hosted with the Transportation Consortium of South Central States (Tran-SET) Conference. Tran-SET is a collaborative partnership between nine major institutions and two community colleges and is led by LSU. It combines the distinct characteristics and strengths of each institution to deliver a center with unique capabilities to tackle regional transportation challenges. The theme of the center is “Solving Emerging Transportation Resiliency, Sustainability and Economic Challenges through the Use of Innovative Materials and Construction Methods: From Research to Implementation.”

The center’s budget is $14.25 million over a five-year period ending in 2021.

For more information on CRC or to learn more about sponsoring and attending the conference, please visit


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