Donald S. Barrie Award

Purpose

The Donald S. Barrie Award is for a research paper which seeks to advance the PMBOK ® Guide in the field of design, procurement and/or construction by providing a practical contribution to design, engineering and construction. In general, the paper should present a pragmatic approach and solutions to current engineering and construction issues. 

Submission Deadline

The call for nominations for the 2024 Awards will open on 29 February closing 29 April 2024.

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Guidelines and Nomination Procedures

Eligibility

  • Students, researchers, and practitioners are eligible to submit papers which advance the PMBOK Guide in the field of design, procurement and/or construction by providing a useful contribution to the engineering and construction industry.
  • The published paper should present a pragmatic approach and solutions to engineering and construction issues.
  • The paper is to be focused on one or more of the following areas but not wholly limited to:

                        - Engineering and construction means and methods
                        - Project organizations and delivery systems 
                        - Engineering and construction performance
                        - Cost, schedule, and progress controls 
                        - Strategies, risks, challenges, advances and issues related to contracts and procurement                            in design, engineering and construction.

 

Not Eligible

  • Sitting members of PMI/PMIEF Board of Directors may not participate in the nomination or evaluation process and are ineligible to receive this award.
  • Current sitting members of PMI’s Academic Insight Team are ineligible to receive this award during their tenure on the AIT.
  • Current PMI staff and consultants.
  • Individuals who have failed to comply with PMI policies and procedures, including but not limited to PMI's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, will not be considered.

Number of Awards

  • Only one Donald S. Barrie Award will be granted annually.
  • PMI reserves the right not to select a recipient for a particular year.

Criteria

  • Criterion 1: Successfully applied research outcomes in practice and/or contributed to knowledge through extraction of learning from practice. 
  • Criterion 2: Published work which has been subjected to peer-review in the individual’s area of expertise that have contributed to the practice of the project management field. Examples include journal articles, conference papers, books or book chapters, and peer-reviewed keynote presentations and invited contributions.
  • Criteria 3: The publication must have been published within the previous two years. 
  • Criteria 4: Should present a pragmatic approach to engineering and construction issues with a focus on:

                  · Engineering and construction means and methods
                  · Project organizations and delivery systems
                  · Engineering and construction performance
                  · Cost, schedule, and progress controls

Application Content

The application must contain the following:

  • Basic information, contact details, etc.
  • Explanation of the contribution that this paper makes to advance the PMBOK ® Guide in the field of design, procurement and/or construction by providing a useful contribution to the engineering and construction industry. (500 word max)
  • A resume or CV for the applicant with complete list of publications that specifically      contribute to practice (.pdf or .doc)
  • Electronic copy of paper (.pdf or .doc)

Applications will not be reviewed if:

  • Written in a language other than English
  • Application Package is incomplete
  • Received after the submission deadline

Verification and Selection

Final selection of the winning papers will be made by a panel of experts in project management. These experts will place emphasis on originality of presented concept(s), applicability to the field of project management, and practical applications of the concept.   Award recipients will be notified via email. PMI/PMIEF reserves the right to elect not to present an award on the basis of papers received.

Presentation of the Award

  • The Donald S. Barrie Award will be presented at a designated project management event.
  • The award recipient will be publicized through PMI communication channels and external media after the presentation of the award. The recipient may also coordinate additional publicity with PMI after the presentation of the award.
  • Recipient of the Donald S. Barrie Award will receive US$500 in total for the paper submitted.

Additional Information

  • PMI will not reimburse any expense for assembling the nomination or presentation materials.
  • PMI reserves the right within its sole discretion, and at any time up to the time of the presentation of the award, to determine that a candidate is or has become ineligible for the award. In any such case, PMI will notify the lead nominator and the candidate of its decision as soon as possible prior to the award presentation.

Please send all inquiries [email protected] FAO Daniel Nicholls.

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About Donald S. Barrie

Donald S. Barrie had a distinguished professional career in the construction industry:

  • B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA;
  • Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Washington and several construction licenses;
  • Vice President of the General Construction Division of (ICF) Kaiser Engineers of Oakland, CA; (ICF) Kaiser Engineers—34 years; President, CM Consultants—12 years;
  • Co-authored and edited several books in construction management, including; Professional Construction Management—1st, 2nd, 3rd Editions Directions In Managing Construction;
  • Construction Management Instruction at University of California, Berkley; Stanford University, Mission College, Santa Clara, CA and St. Mary's College, Moraga, CA

Mr. Barrie also had a distinguished career of service to his profession:

  • Member of the Project Management Institute from 1977 until his passing in June 1997
  • President of PMI Northern California Chapter
  • Co-Chair of PMI's 20th Annual Seminars/Symposium—San Francisco, 1988
  • PMI's Distinguished Contribution Award in 1990
  • Wally Kruse Award in 1982 for Outstanding Service to PMI and
  • Northern California Chapter Chairman of ASCE Committee on Construction Management Member of ASCE Task Committee on Construction Productivity

Past Recipients of this Award