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Name: Obonyo, Esther
Title: Assistant Professor
Organization: M. E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management
Education: EngD, Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University , Loughborough, United Kindgom, 2004
Office Address: RNK 304 PO BOX 115703 GAINESVILLE, FL 32611-5703
Email: obonyo@ufl.edu
Telephone: +1 (352) 273-1161

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Dr Esther's interests are in the area of sustainable design and construction, and in particular, on identifying opportunities for cross-fertilization between the stakeholders in the built environment and other industrial sectors. Her other research interests include continuous business improvement and the effective use of Information Technology to promote knowledge sharing. She is a member of the Powell Center for Construction and Environment and also sits in the College's Sustainability Committee. Previously, she worked as a business improvement analyst within the Balfour Beatty Group in the United Kingdom and a construction project manager in Nairobi, Kenya. Her area of interest in water issues includes water quality (treatment options for drinking water) and engineering sustainable materials for water harvesting, storage and delivery infrastructures.

Keywords: Powell Center for Construction and Environment ; sustainability committee; appropriate technologies; construction engineering education