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Construction Management Names New Chair

Syed Ahmed has been named the new chair of the Department of Construction Management in the College of Technology and Computer Science at East Carolina University.

Ahmed began his career as a trainee engineer at McDonald Layton and Company in Islamabad, Pakistan. He subsequently held positions at Capital Development Authority in Islamabad, CRSS-AMC Construction Managers in Atlanta, Ga., Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, and at Florida International University in Miami.
“I am very excited about joining ECU Construction Management Department as Chair and Professor,” said Ahmed. “I look forward to working closely with all the stakeholders to raise the stature and visibility of the department to make it a 'world class' program.”

Dean David White agreed. “We’re looking forward to the new ideas and programs that Dr. Ahmed’s experience brings. The construction management program will continue to thrive under his leadership.”
Ahmed holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology in Lahore, Pakistan, and master of science and doctoral degrees in civil engineering, majoring in construction management from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He brings to the department an extensive background in research and teaching and considerable industry experience.


This story appeared originally in the Sept. 24, 2010 issue of Pieces of Eight. An archived version of that issue is available at