Duygu Akalp is a second year graduate student in the Department of Construction Management at Colorado State University. She received her undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Yildiz Technical University, Turkey. Prior to commencing her graduate studies at Colorado State University, Duygu worked as a senior cost estimation engineer for a leading electrical sub-contractor company in Turkey. Her research interests include strategic decision-making in construction companies, organizational culture, work-life balance, and strategic human resource management practices. Duygu is recently developing a bid/no bid decision making tool which will provide practical solutions to the questions of (i) whether to bid on a project or not and (ii) which project(s) to bid on given a few candidate projects for Colorado oriented companies. In the long term, she would like to expand this idea and create a universal bid/no bid decision tool for international companies.