The Center for Education and Research in Construction (CERC) develops responsive scholarship with a broad impact on people and industry practices from project planning to operations. Our faculty work products are produced through a number of different forums that can often be found referenced from their individual faculty CV’s.

Resources below are unique products created through the Center’s ARC program or other applied research projects. Please reach out to us directly for more information on specific work products.

Applied Research Publications


Innovation Through Practice: The Messy Work of Making Technology Useful for Architecture, Engineering and Construction Firms and Teams

WATCH PRESENTATION VIDEO Through the study of visualizations, virtual worlds, and information exchange, our research reveals the complex connections between technology and the work of design and construction. Our studies focused on architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) teams as they grappled with adapting work practices to new technologies and the opportunities these technologies promise. Over…

Rebaselining Asset Data for Existing Facilities and Infrastructure

DOWNLOAD REPORT In this report, we introduce rebaselining as a workflow for collecting and verifying data for existing assets based on evolving or emerging data needs or changes in the status of assets. We conducted two action research projects in two public owner organizations in the U.S. to explore the rebaselining tasks that owners need…

What is BIM and Why Should Construction Lawyers Care about It?

DOWNLOAD POWERPOINT This PowerPoint presentation was created for the WSBA Construction Law Section–Annual Dinner and CLE. Learning objectives include: BIM definition BIM history Common current uses BIM Execution Planning Contracts and Data Requirement Specifications Hands on Demonstrations

MBEst A Technical Report on Standardization of Model-Based Estimating

DOWNLOAD REPORT Project cost estimating is an important part of construction project management. Traditionally, estimators use project drawings and specifications to create quantity takeoffs (QTO) and subsequently calculate sub/total costs based on their judgments and historical cost information.During the past decade, BIM practitioners in academia and industry have aimed to leverage BIM capabilities for cost…