Research Labs, Output and Resources
More information on our work in each of these areas is accessible through the CBE Research Portal or on the CERC website.
CM faculty research covers a broad array of topics. The research channels below briefly describe their related output.
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.
September 30, 2022
Abstract: Prime contracting models for engineering and construction projects are described extensively in the literature, but models between prime contractors and subcontractors are less well known. This study examined the established and evolving subcontracting models in the US construction industry to not only document their utilization but also investigate their advantages and disadvantages when employed.…
October 29, 2021
The Prevention through Design (PtD) concept will improve worker safety, as applicable to Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing (MEP) design and construction.
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…
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…
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…