Neil Eldin is a Professor of Construction Management at the University of Houston in Texas, USA. He is a civil engineer with 30 years of experience in both industry and academia. His research interests focus on project controls, automation technologies, and building materials. He is a past Associate-Editor of the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering and the National Correspondent for the ASCE-News. He received the US Presidential Service Award in 2004 for his services to the construction industry.