Service

A. Professional Activities
 
Technical Committee Activities
 
·    Member of the 2012 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Construction Engineering & Management (JCEM) Best Paper Committee
 
·    Member of the 2012 Industry Leaders Council (ILC) for the development of an Infrastructure Business and Financial Model Toolkit, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
 
·    Technical Committee Member for the Development of Construction Phase Sustainability Metrics, Construction Industry Institute Sustainability Community of Practice (CII COP)
·    Expert Task Group (ETG) Member of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) 15-46 “Design-Management Guide for Design-Build and Construction Manager/General Contractor Projects”, The Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies
 
·    Member of WK35212 – New Standard Highway Transportation Elements and Related Sitework UNIFORMAT II, ASTM E06.81 UNIFORMAT II Task Group, Building Economics Subcommittee, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International
 
·    Invited Expert for the development of a joint position paper “Transparency in Procurement of Alternative Contracting,” The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)–The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)–The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Joint Committee
 
·    Professional Leader Interviewed for the Corporate Real Estate 2020 Final Report: Sustainability, CoreNet Global, Inc., May 2012
 
·    Professional Leader Interviewed for the Corporate Real Estate 2020 Final Report: Partnering with Key Support Functions, CoreNet Global, Inc., May 2012
 
·    Expert Task Group (ETG) Member, Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2),  Project C12 “Effect of Public-Private Partnerships and Non-Traditional Procurement Processes on Highway Planning, Environmental Review, and Collaborative Decision Making”
 
·    Member, Construction Industry Institute Sustainability Community of Practice (CII COP)
 
·    Member, Construction Industry Institute Risk Management Community of Practice (CII RM)
 
·    Member, Academic Committee, Construction Industry Institute (CII)
 
·    Member, Academic Committee,FIATECH Consortium
 
·    Member, Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Research Committee
 
·    Member, American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) Research Committee
 
·    Member, American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) Graduate Committee
 
·    Member, Infrastructure Systems Committee, ASCE Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI) 
 
·    Member, ASCE Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI) Committee on Sustainability and Environment
 
·    Friend of the Committee,Transportation Research Board Project Delivery Methods Committee (TRB AFH15) of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies
 
·    Friend of the Committee, Transportation Research Board Construction Management Committee (TRB AFH10) of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies
 
·    Academic Advisor,ecoInsight (http://www.ecoinsight.com) the company committed to developing a High Performance Building platform that ensures energy efficiency, occupant comfort and financial performance
 
·    Member, SAVE International – Piedmont Chapter, International society devoted to the advancement and promotion of the value methodology, value engineering, value analysis or value management
 
Society Offices and Memberships
 
·    Construction Research Congress (CRC)
·    American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE)
·    Construction Institute (CI)
·    Engineering Project Organization Society (EPOS)
·    The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
·    American Society of Engineering Management (ASEM)
·    Tennenbaum Institute (TI) for Enterprise Transformation
·    International Society of Iranians in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (ISI - IEOR)
·    Georgia Section of the ASCE Construction Institute (CI) (Formal establishment in progress)
 
Technical Referee – Journals, Conference Proceedings and Panels
 
·    Assistant Specialty Editor of Quantitative Methods on The Editorial Board of the prestigious American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Construction Engineering & Management; (December 2009-Present)
 
·    Proposal Review Panel, The National Science Foundation’s Environmental Sustainability Smart Buildings, July 2013
 
·    Proposal Review Panel, The National Science Foundation’s Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) Smart Buildings, June 2013
 
·    Proposal Review Panel, The National Science Foundation’s Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS) Program, May 2013
 
·    Member of Expert Panel, Green Building 2011 – Outlook and Business Strategy Annual Southface Greenprints Conference, the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, March 15, 2011
 
·    Peer Reviewer, National Priorities Research Program (NPRP), Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF)
 
·    Reviewer for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), December 2010
 
·    Member of Expert Panel, “Controlling Events that Impact Project Profitability: Financing–Insurance Strategies–Relationship with the Architect/Engineers–Project Monitoring and Oversight,” 14th Annual Construction Industry Conference (2010) of The Associated Owners & Developers (AOD); September 21, 2010
 
·    Technical Panel, Developing a Research Agenda for Transportation Infrastructure Preservation and Renewal at the Technical Workshop Organized by The Transportation Research Board of the National Academies and by Research and Innovative Technology Administration of The U.S. Department of Transportation (2009)
 
·    Reviewer, 20th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC20), San Diego, CA, July 18-20, 2012
 
·    Proposal Review Panel, The National Science Foundation’s Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) Smart Buildings, July 2012
 
·    Proposal Review Panel, The National Science Foundation’s Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) Smart Buildings, July 2011
 
·    Proposal Review Panel, The National Science Foundation’s Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS) Program, December 2009
 
·    Editorial Review Panel, The International Journal of Construction Project Management
 
·    Reviewer, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
 
·    Reviewer, Construction Management and Economics
 
·    Reviewer, Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
 
·    Reviewer, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering
 
·    Reviewer, ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering
 
·    Reviewer,Automation in Construction
 
·    Reviewer, Construction Innovation
 
·    Reviewer, 2012 Construction Research Congress
 
·    Reviewer, 2010 Construction Research Congress
 
·    Reviewer, 2009 Construction Research Congress
 
·    Reviewer,Fifth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-V), “Collaboration and Integration in Engineering, Management and Technology,” May 20-22, 2009, Istanbul, Turkey
 
Conference Planning Committees/Session Chair
 
·    Technical Committee Co-Chair of the 2014 Construction Research Congress (CRC 2014) “Construction in a Global Network”, Atlanta, GA, May 19-21, 2014.
 
·    Scientific Committee Member, 2013 Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) Conference, The Pennsylvania State University, April 3-5, 2013.
·    Technical Committee Member in the 2012 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management (2012 ICCREM), Kansas City, October 1-2, 2012.
 
·    Technical Committee Member & Chair of Quantitative Methods Track in The 2012 Construction Research Congress (CRC)sponsored by The Construction Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA, May 2012.
 
·    Technical Committee Member for the 9th Asia Pacific Transportation Development Conference and the 25th ICTPA Annual Conference, Challenges and Recent Advancements in Sustainable Transportation System – Planning, Design, Build, Management, and Maintenance, Sponsored By T.Y. Lin International (China) Co., Ltd, Chongqing Jiaotong University, and Chongqing University, May 25-28, 2012, Chongqing, China
 
·    Technical Committee Member & Chair of Project Finance Track in The 2011 Engineering Project Organizations Conference sponsored by The Engineering Project Organization Society (EPOS), Estes Park (Denver), CO, USA, August 9-11, 2011.
 
·    Technical Committee Member in The 2011 ASCE Workshop of Computing in Civil Engineering organized by University of Florida and Florida International University,  Miami Beach Resort, Miami, Florida, USA, June 19-22, 2011.
 
·    Session Chair of Researching through the Roadmap: Project Controls and Workforce Management, FIATECH2011 Technology Conference & Showcase, Phoenix, AZ, USA, April 18-20, 2011.
 
·    Session Chair of Graduate Research, the 47th Annual Associated Schools of Construction International Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, April 6-9, 2011
 
·    Co-Chair of Global Project Risk Analysis, Decision and Policy Track in the ASCE Vulnerability, Uncertainty, and Risk: Analysis, Modeling, and Management, Sponsored by the Council on Disaster Risk Management (CDRM) of ASCE, the First International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis and Management (ICVRAM 2011) and the Fifth International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis (ISUMA), Hyattsville, Maryland, April 11-13, 2011.
 
·    Technical Committee Member & Chair of Project Finance Track in The 2010 Engineering Project Organizations Conference sponsored by The Engineering Project Organization Society (EPOS), November 4-6, 2010.
 
·    Chair of Project Planning and Control Track in The 2010 Construction Research Congress (CRC) sponsored by The Construction Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and The University of Alberta in Canada, May 8-10, 2010.
 
·    Chair of Innovative Valuation Approaches of Flexible Options in/on AEC Systems in The 6th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) organized by The Architectural Engineering  Department of The Pennsylvania State University in collaboration with the Centre for Innovative and Collaborative Engineering at Loughborough University, UK, June 9-11, 2010.
 
 
      B.   On-Campus Activities
 
·    Elected as a member of the Institute Graduate Curriculum Committee, August 2013-May 2016
 
·    Member of the College of Architecture Dean Advisory Search Committee, August 2012-May 2013
 
·    Member of the faculty search committee for Facility Management, August 2012-May 2013
 
·    Member of the Research Council, College of Architecture, Appointed by Dean Alan Balfour, September 2011-Present.
 
·    Member of the Advisory Committee, College of Architecture, Appointed by Dean Alan Balfour, September 2010-Present.
 
·    Chair, Integrated Project Delivery Systems M.S. Track, August 2010-Present.
 
·    Building Construction Ph.D. Program Coordinator, August 2012-Present.
 
·    Member of the faculty search committee for School of Building Construction that assisted the Chair to recruit three new tenure-track professors, August 2011-May 2012.
 
·    Developer of a proposal for the Charles Pankow Foundation/Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) Bootstrapping Design-Build Education Grant, February 2012.
 
·    Participant in the “Campus Colleagues” discussion group at the 2012 New Faculty Orientation, August 15, 2012.
 
·    Provider of the support to the School of Building Construction Chair in preparing for the re-accreditation from the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) for the undergraduate program, Fall 2011.
 
·    Organizer and host of invited guest speakers to School of Building Construction Distinguished Lecture Series (Dr. Chimay Anumba from Penn State University, Dr. Dulcy Abraham from Purdue University, and Dr. Keith Molenaar from University of Colorado at Boulder), Spring 2011.
 
·    Presenter of the School of Building Construction Bid to Host the 2013 Associated Schools of Construction International Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, April 10, 2011.
 
·    Member of the Healthcare and Healthy Environments Task Force, College of Architecture (Craig Zimring: Chair), 2008-2009, Appointed by Dean Alan Balfour and Associate Dean Doug Allen.
 
·    Member of the Architecture/Engineering/Construction Integration Task Force, College of Architecture (Chuck Eastman: Chair), 2008-2009, Appointed by Dean Alan Balfour and Associate Dean Doug Allen.
 
·    Faculty Advisor, Student Construction Association (SCA), 2009-2010.