Research

CM faculty research covers a broad array of topics.  The research channels below briefly describe their related output.  More information on our work in each of these areas is accessible through the CBE Research Portal or on the CERC website.

Our LABS

Research Labs

Communication, Technology & Organizational Practices (CTOP) Lab

The CTOP lab focuses on how teams of people work together with and through technology.

Energy & Sustainability in Construction (ESC) Lab

The ESC lab promotes energy efficiency and sustainability (EES) through sustainable design.

Lean Construction Research (LCR) Lab

The LCR Lab develops methods for project-based production systems using lean principles and philosophies.

Project Delivery & Management (PDM) Lab

The PDM Lab develops processes and practices necessary in the delivery of the built environment project.

Safety & Health Advancement through Research + Education (SHARE) Lab

The SHARE lab promotes safety and health through evidenced-based research.

Recent Posts


  • Prevention though Design (PtD) for MEP Worker Safety

    October 29, 2021

    Prevention Through Design for Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing Worker Safety

    The Prevention through Design (PtD) concept will improve worker safety, as applicable to Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing (MEP) design and construction.


  • ACT2: Time–Cost Tradeoffs from Alternative Contracting Methods

    May 2, 2021

    View on ASCE Library ACT2: Time–Cost Tradeoffs from Alternative Contracting Methods Incentive/disincentive (I/D) and cost-plus-time (A+B) are two of the most widely used alternative contracting methods (ACMs) for accelerating the construction of highway infrastructure improvement projects. However, little is known about the effects of trade-offs in terms of project schedule and cost performance. This study…


  • Technical Paper: Structural Equation Modeling ...

    May 2, 2021

    View on ASCE Library Structural Equation Modeling for the Determinants of International Infrastructure Investment: Evidence from Chinese Contractors International infrastructure investment can effectively accelerate infrastructure development in developing countries and thus support their social and economic progress. However, little is known of the factors that may determine the flow of international infrastructure investment to those…


  • Safety is a marathon, not a sprint!

    March 2, 2021

    Using Four-Wheel Carts in The Roofing Trade https://youtu.be/2v6p52GRJlE This animation is based on the real-life story of a roofing apprentice who left the industry after getting injured while overcoming a poorly-setup ramp with a material cart.  Three scientific, evidence-based solutions are provided to inform supervisors how a similar incident can be prevented through ergonomic workplace…


  • Slow and steady wins the safety race!

    March 2, 2021

    Using Four-Wheel Carts in the Roofing Trade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyPGBUggwyw This animation recreates the real-life story of a roofer who ruptured his Achilles tendon while maneuvering a heavily loaded cart.  Three solutions are recommended with embedded scientific evidence showing that even a simple solution like team pulling could have prevented this injury.  The moral of the Tortoise…