Dr. Abdol Chini is a Holland professor of Construction Management and Past Director of M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management at the University of Florida. He has performed extensive research on the reuse and recycling of construction materials including recycled concrete aggregates, wastewater generated at concrete plants, and salvaged lumber from deconstructed buildings to minimize environmental impacts. He is a registered professional engineer and his work experience includes quality control manager and project manager for several construction projects in Washington DC metropolitan area. Abdol was the Coordinator of Task Group 39 (Deconstruction) of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building Construction (CIB). He has edited three books and published more than 80 papers. He was listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering in 2000/2001 and was the recipient of the 2003 UF Research Foundation Professorship.