INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES

June-July 2014
Executive training program on “Construction Project Management and Green Buildings” for officials from the Takenaka Construction Company, Tokyo, Japan
March 2014
Keynote speaker for the launch of School of Architecture & Planning, GGS IP University, Delhi, India
2010-12
Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) Visiting Chair, and Fulbright Senior Specialist, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, India
May 2010
Invited Speaker, Workshop on the Future of Green Buildings and Construction Research, University of Salford, U.K.
October 2009
Co-host and Speaker, Symposium on Sustainable Development, Hosted by Lady Irwin College (Univ. of Delhi), Funded by Ministry of Renewable Energy, Govt. of India, India International Centre, New Delhi, India. Also, serving as thesis co-supervisor of two M.Sc. students.
March 2009
Served as an expert reviewer for the Sustainable Built Environment focus of the National Research Initiative, Qatar
December 2008
Served as the Chair of the Task Force, Sustainable Development Curriculum for the M.Sc. Program, Lady Irwin College, New Delhi, India
December 2008
Served as the Chair of the Expert research review committee of the Canada Innovation Foundation for major research infrastructure program on Sustainable built environment.
June 2008
Hosted graduate student and faculty from the Lady Irwin College, New Delhi, India as part of the collaborative research work in the area of "Sustainable Built Environment." Also, serving as thesis co-supervisor of two M.Sc. students.

May 2008
Executive training program on "Construction Project Management and Green Buildings" for officials from the Korean National Housing Corporation and Korean Land Corporation, and Gyeonggi Innovation Corporation, Seoul, Korea
February 2008
Organized a workshop on "Development of Green Building Guidelines and Exploring Link of Green Buildings with Human Health Related Issues," India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India.
2007-08
Serve as faculty mentor to Dr. Madou Broh, a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow from Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Africa
2007-09
U.S. Dept. of Education and CASID-MSU funded project on Green Building Guidelines in the U.S. and India.
July 2007:
Invited by the Government of Qatar and the RAND Corporation to serve as a research reviewer for the National Priorities Research Program (NPRP)
Feb. 2007
Invited by the Govt. of Abu Dhabi (UAE) as an academic reviewer for the University of Abu Dhabi
May 2007
Executive training program on "Construction Project Management" for officials from the Korean National Housing Corporation and Korean Land Corporation, Seoul, Korea
August 2006
Joined the Academic Council and preliminary agreement to assist the development of construction management programs with the Global Institute of CM Education and Research, New Delhi, India
May 2006
Executive training program on "Construction Project Management" for officials from the Korean National Housing Corporation and Korean Land Corporation, Seoul, Korea
October 2005
Organizer of NSF-funded joint US-India Symposium on Urban Housing and Supporting Infrastructure, in conjunction with the Construction Industry Development Council, New Delhi, India
May 2005
Executive training program on "Residential Development and Construction Project Management" for officials from the Korean National Housing Corporation and Korean Land Corporation, Seoul, Korea
September 2004
Attended the international conference on "Construction Opportunities and Strategies for action with focus on Asia-Pacific, Middle East and African Regions" held at New Delhi, India. Presented a paper on "U.S.-Based Executive Development Programs for A/E/C Professionals from Korea" and co-chaired a session on Conference Recommendations.
May-June 2004
Executive training program on "Construction Project Management" for CEOs (division presidents and above) of LG Engineering and Construction, Seoul, Korea
2004-09
Technical assistance for the development of graduate level certificate courses on "Construction Project Management" and Construction Risk Management in New Delhi, India
December 2003
Executive training program on "Residential Construction Project Management" for officials from the Korean National Housing Corporation, Seoul, Korea
November 2002
Invited to speak at the annual conference of the Construction Industry Development Council of India, New Delhi. Presentation topic - Education, Certification And Specialization Of Construction Professionals.
March 2002
Visited Thapar Institute for Engineering and Technology (TIET), Punjab, India, for discussions on developing a MS program in Construction Management. Presented a paper on "Construction Management Trends: Education, Research, and Applications" at a Conference on Emerging Trends in Construction.
December 2000- May 2001
Spent five months in India and Nepal as Fulbright Senior Scholar and conducted research on "Industrialized Technology for Urban Housing in South Asia." In addition to research work, took part in following activities:
  • Housing and Industrial Housing in the USA, FICCI, New Delhi, India, January 2001
  • CM and Housing Trends in the USA, SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kathmandu, Nepal, March 2001
  • Construction Project Management, International Training Program on Urban Infrastructure Planning and Management, Housing and Urban Development Corporation-HSMI, New Delhi, India, March 2001
  • Manufactured Housing, Nepal Engineering College, Kathmandu, Nepal, March 2001
  • CM Research and Practices in the USA, NICMAR, Kathmandu, Nepal, March 2001
  • CM Education and Research Trends, Dept. of Building Enginnering and Management, School of Planning and Management, New Delhi, India, April 2001
  • Served as invited member of FICCIs task force on Earthquake Proof Housing
  • Served as invited member on the Board of Studies, Dept. of Building Engineering and Management, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India
  • Served as invited advisor for Construction Specifications Institute - India
  • Coordinated an MOU for collaboration between Michigan State University and Construction industry Development Council, India
  • Coordinated an MOU for collaboration between Michigan State University and Nepal Engineering College, Nepal
January - February 1999
Developed and presented a four weeks training program for four officials from The Hong Kong Housing Authority on "Construction Project Management of Housing Projects."
May 1998
Presentation on "Construction Management Research Agenda and Trends" at National Institute of Construction Management and Research, New Delhi, India.
September - December 1997
Hosted the General manager of Samsung Construction, Korea, for personalized training as part of the VIPP Program, Michigan State University.
December 1996
Visited and assisted LOK Group, Mumbai, India, with setting up Computer-Integrated Construction Management systems.
1994-95
Involved with the preliminary work with Japan External Trade Organization and Home Builders Association of Denver to provide technical assistance for an American housing development in Yamagata, Japan.
August - September 1994
Conducted training on "Construction Management of Water Resource Projects" to an official from Pakistan, Sponsored by USAID.
July - August 1994
Conducted training on "Computer-Integrated Construction Management for Architectural Projects" to an official from Pakistan, Sponsored by USAID.
June - August 1994
Conducted training on "Construction Management of Power Generation Projects" for a Peace Fellowship recipient from Egypt, Sponsored by Peace Fellowship and USAID.
May - June 1994
Conducted training on "Computer-Integrated Construction Management for Irrigation Projects" to an official from Pakistan, Sponsored by USAID.
November 1993
Conducted training on Construction Safety for an Official from Ministry of Labour, Cyprus, Sponsored by USAID.
1994 - 1995
Served on a successful proposal team for a technical assistance project to Ex-Soviet Union countries. This team was part of a $85 million project sponsored by USAID.
1983 - 2001
Presented a number of seminars/workshops at School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India. The last presentation was in April 2001 on "Construction Management Practice and Research Trends."
July 1979 - January 1985
Worked as Project Planning Engineer with an international construction company on projects in India, Iraq, Bahrain, and Sudan.