5/99 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Ph.D. (Civil Engineering-Construction Engineering and Management).Thesis Topic: " Measuring and evaluating physiological demands of construction work." The research involved collecting in-situ metabolic data for various construction trades, and developing a prediction model based on Time Series Analysis techniques for workload expressed as a percentage of maximum aerobic capacity.
12/97 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
MSE (Industrial and Operations
6/95 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,
MSE (Construction Engineering and Management)
5/93 Alexandria University,
B. Sc. in Civil Engineering. Senior project: construction management, concrete work, and foundation design.
07/06 - Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
Associate Professor – Construction Management Program, School of Planning, Design and Construction
Adjunct Associate Professor –Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
11/00- 06/06 Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
Assistant Professor – Construction Management Program, School of Planning, Design and Construction
Adjunct Assistant Professor – Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil Engineering Dept., College of Engineering, University of Michigan
9/95-5/99 Research Assistant
Worked on a research project for the National
Science Foundation in the area of occupational safety and health, and risk management.
Reviewed and researched literature in the area of industrial accident causation
models. Developed a conceptual model for accident causation in the construction
arena to assist managers in identifying root causes of accidents and preventing
reoccurrence in a pro-active fashion by identifying potential safety hazards.
5/94-9/95 Research Assistant
Worked on two research projects for the Michigan Department of Transportation. The first project, “Improved Methods for Rehabilitating Roadways and Structures Under Heavy Traffic”, involved developing methods to estimate, analyze, and compare costs, benefits, and convenience of the different alternatives for parties involved and impacted by projects under congested areas. The second project, “Highway Construction and Maintenance Work Zone Safety”, undertook a systematic review of the procedures and technologies that can be applied in work zones safety and to catalog their effectiveness.
1/96-9/97 Teaching Assistant
Class: Project Engineering and Management
1/96-9/97 Coursework Grader
Classes: Advanced Construction Systems, Building Construction, Construction Equipment.
5/94-12/97 Construction Lab Monitor (Head
Responsible for installing software packages, instructing students in their construction courses involving projects, and lab time scheduling.
5/99-11/00 Anacon Inc.,
Process Control Engineer
Project Management consultant for Ford Motor
Company. Provide project management and scheduling expertise and services to
vehicle programs to guarantee successful project completion. Lead the
development of project management based program workplans
while balancing time versus resource requirements and availability. Monitor,
update, and analyze vehicle programs timing status and suggest corrective
actions when timing deviations occurs. Generate project management reports for
periodical management reviews. Coach, guide, and train vehicle programs in
implementing in-house product development processes and lean manufacturing
systems. Develop and document process workarounds and lessons learned. Identify
and implement opportunities for process improvement. Develop and deliver a
training class on project management use at Ford's powertrain
operations division. Lead the process of determining headcount
requirements/engineering budgets on new powertrain
1/97-9/97 PAC Project Advisors, Inc., Ann Arbor,
Scheduling consultant for
Ford Motor Company engine testing operations. Streamlined engine test
request procedures and maximized testing facilities utilization. Co-developed
user-friendly scheduling templates in Microsoft Project and Microsoft Excel
using Visual Basic for Applications. Trained Ford engine design engineers and
testing schedulers in using the new templates. Produced quarterly schedules and
resource utilization charts for testing facilities to facilitate upper
management review processes. Communicated testing facilities utilization status
with various engine design groups to ensure program timing and deadlines are
5/96-1/97 Construction Engineering and
Management Office, University of Michigan.
Developed and implemented a document tracking
system utilizing MS ACCESS on a $65 million
construction project to facilitate close examination of documents from all related parties on the project due to a potential claim situation. Examined documents from all contractual parties involved in a claim over scheduling delays. Assisted owner to retrieve and process important information from correspondences to counter alleged contractual and schedule related mistakes or slips.
1/94-12/96 CAEN, College
of Engineering , University of Michigan
Responsible for the backing up and restoring of files on multi-discipline systems, connected to the CAEN (computer aided engineering network) network (e.g. the AFS, NFS file systems, and Apollo's).
Restoration Works Contractors, Alexandria, Egypt.
Primary Site Engineer
Investigated a differential settlement problem caused by moments on isolated footings for a flawed ten year old multi-story building. Supervised foundations underpinning operations and rehabilitation work in all structural members (slabs, beams and columns). Documented, after thorough site investigation, several problems, which occurred due to improper procedures in the original construction (the centers of gravity of columns and of footings did not coincide resulting in eccentric forces which, in turn, caused the unaccounted for moments). Exposed to construction management procedures and setting contract specifications and deliverables schedules. Supervised the mixing, handling, and casting of reinforced concrete slabs and beams and assured full quality control requirements. Underpinning of foundations of a flawed ten year old multi-story building..
Full supervision of the reconstruction and restoration work of a two story apartment building in El-Agami, Alexandria. Negotiated terms of contracts with the restoration, plumbing, and electric contractors. Exposed to construction management procedures and setting contract specifications and deliverables schedules. Suggested various technical implementation details as well as the actual design of slabs and beams. Supervised the mixing, handling, and casting of concrete of the reinforced slabs and beams forming the roof of a flat and assured full quality control requirements. Supervised the laying out of steel reinforcement of an 80 square meter roof, three flights and two landings of a staircase, and many columns. Supervised waterproof coating of roofs using bituminous emulsion and tarred cloth. Oversaw plastering works in the outside and inside of the building and supervised electric and plumbing work. In addition, learned to: (i) judge under-reinforcement of slabs and detect flaws in the original construction procedures; (ii) identify cracks, their causes, indications and suggest treatment; (iii) supervise treatment of rusty steel with chemicals, making intelligent decisions and economical tradeoffs as to the appropriate solution (chemicals used: Eddy bond 65 [conforms to ASTMC 631], Addicrete [conforms to ASTMC 494 types A, B & G], Addicrete P, Kemapoxy 104 & 131, and Addicon).
6/91-9/91 General Directorate of Water Works in
Observed the full construction and steel reinforcement layout of two water storage tanks (total volume capacity of 15,000 cubic meters). Overlooked the implementation steps and learned the supervisory procedures. Learned the details of the construction and operation of water clarifiers and filters.
· Member; Department Graduate Committee
· Member; Departmental Search Committee
· Member; Department Scholarship Committee
· Member; Department Academics/Curriculum Committee
· Member, School of Planning, Design, and Construction, PhD Development Committee
· Member, University Academic/Faculty Council
· Member, University Academic/Faculty Council
2002-2003 Lilly Teaching Fellow -
· American Society of Civil Engineers, Associate Member
· Human Factors and Ergonomic Society, Member
· Lean Construction Institute, Faculty Member
· Reviewer; Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
· Reviewer; Journal of Construction Management and Economics
· Reviewer, Journal of Transportation Engineering
· Reviewer, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council [EPSRC – United Kingdom].
· Reviewer; The American Professional Constructor Journal
· Board of Referees for the International Group on Lean Construction annual conference
· Chair of the Lean Construction Institute Academic Forum
· US Editor; Lean Construction Journal
· Guest, Lean Construction Steering Team, Walbridge Aldinger, Detroit, MI.
· Member, International Panel, BYG.SOL – Cooperation and Learning in the Danish Construction Industry
Undergraduate and Graduate Coursework
(UG = Undergraduate) (G = Graduate)
Construction Systems (G)
and Statistics (G)
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH