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Civil and Architectural Engineering

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Chengyi (Charlie) Zhang, Ph.D., P.E.

Assistant Professor of Civil and Architectural Engineering - Construction Management

Room 3099, Engineering Building
University of Wyoming

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering

Dept. 3074
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Office Phone: 307.766.4232

For more information visit Dr. Zhang's research homepage

Charlie Zhang


  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • M.S. Management Science and Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing
  • B.S. Industrial Engineering, Harbin University of Commerce

Academic and Professional Experience:

  • Associate Professor, Construction Management, Dept. of Applied and Engineering Technology, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky (2018-2020)
  • Assistant Professor, Construction Management, Dept. of Applied and Engineering Technology, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky (2014-2018)
  • Engineer, Dynasty Group Inc., Chicago, Illinois (2010 -2013)

Areas of Teaching:

  • Introduction to Construction Management
  • Construction Graphics/BIM Applications
  • Plan Reading
  • Bidding and Estimating
  • Construction Contracts Administration
  • Scheduling
  • Project Organization and Supervision
  • Engineering Economic Analysis
  • Construction Structural Design

Research Interest:

  • Automated Construction Progress Control
  • Workplace Safety with Wearable Technology Innovation
  • Applications of LiDAR in Civil Engineering and Construction Management
  • Construction Schedule Delay Analysis

Licensure and Certificate:

  • License of Construction Quality Management for Contractors, by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, License #: LRL091500793
  • Certified Construction Documents Technologist (CDT), by Construction Specification Institution (CSI).
  • Environmental and Erosion Control Specialist (ECATTS), by Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)
  • Certificate of completing OSHA 30 hours Outreach Training, OSHA
  • Construction Manager in Training (CMIT), by Construction Management Association of America (CMAA).
  • Procore Certified: Associate, by Procore Technologies, License #: xpztvjuq6t4k
  • Independent Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) Certificate, by Quality Matters.


  • Associated School of Construction (ASC) Regional Teaching Award, 2017
  • Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Foundation Scholarship, 2012 
  • Dean’s fellowship, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2009 

Selected Journal Publications:

  • Li, H., Zhang, C.*, Liu, Y., Arditi, D., Xu, C., & Shim, E. (2022). Academia and Industry Perceptions of Construction Planning and Scheduling Education. ASCE Journal of Civil Engineering Education148(3), 04022005. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)EI.2643-9115.0000064
  • Lv, L., Wang, Z., Li, H., Zhang, C., & Qiao, R. (2022). Tournament Incentive Mechanisms Design for Long-Distance Water Diversion Projects Incorporating Preference Heterogeneity. ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management148(6), 04022036. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0002284
  • Dobrucalı, E., Sadikoglu, E., Demirkesen, S., Zhang, C., & Tezel, A. (2022). Evaluating The Impact of Covid-19 On The U.S. Construction Industry: Challenges And Opportunities. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. 1–13. doi:10.1109/TEM.2022.3155055
  • Wang, F., Li, H., Cao, Y., Zhang, C., & Ran, Y. (2022) Knowledge Sharing Strategy and Emission Reduction Benefits of Low Carbon Technology Collaborative Innovation in the Green Supply Chain. Frontiers in Environmental Science  9:783835. https:// doi:10.3389/fenvs.2021.783835
  • Lv, L., Li, H., Wang, Z., Zhang, C., & Qiao, R. (2022). Evolutionary game analysis for rent-seeking behavior supervision of major infrastructure projects based on prospect theory. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management28(1), 6–24.
  • Bayhan, H.G.,Demirkesen, S., Zhang, C., & Tezel, A. (2022). A Lean Construction and BIM Interaction Model for the Construction Industry, Production Planning and Control, E-print, ahead of print,
  • Li, H., Wang, F., Zhang, C., Wang, L., An, X., & Dong, G. (2021). Sustainable supplier selection for water environment treatment public-private partnership projects. Journal of Cleaner Production, 324, 129218.
  • Zhang, C., & Arditi, D., & Liu, P. (2021), Integrating Laser-scanning Technology into a Construction Engineering and Management Curriculum, 2021 ASEE Annual Conference Content Access,
  • Arias, S., Li, H., Zhang, C.*, & Jiang, A. (2021). Predictive analytics on engineer manual 385 effectiveness of reducing number and severity of mishaps. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. 10.1139/cjce-2020-0319.
  • Demirkesen, S., Zhang, C. (2021), Lean TRIZ method to prevent safety-related problems in the construction industry, Journal of Construction Engineering, Management & Innovation, 4 (2), Pages 068-079,
  • Li, H., Wang, F., Wang, L., Su, L., Zhang, C., & Wu, G. (2020). The Stochastic Evolution Game of Knowledge Sharing in the Infrastructure PPP Supply Chain Network. Complexity, 2020, 8858845.
  • Zhang, C., & Arditi, D. (2020). Advanced Progress Control of Infrastructure Construction Projects Using Terrestrial Laser Scanning Technology. Infrastructures, 5(10).
  • Li, Y., li, H., Liu, Z., & Zhang, C. (2020). Critical Factors to Achieve Sustainability of Public-Private Partnership Projects in the Water Sector: A Stakeholder-Oriented Network Perspective. Complexity, 2020, 8895980
  • Li, H., Zhang, C.*, Song, S., Demirkesen, S., & Chang, R. (2020). Improving Tolerance Control on Modular Construction Project with 3D Laser Scanning and BIM: A Case Study of Removable Floodwall Project. Physical Sciencess, 10(23), 8680.
  • Jiang, A., Liu, X., Czarnecki, E., & Zhang, C. (2019). Hourly weather data projection due to climate change for impact assessment on building and infrastructure. Sustainable Cities And Society, 50.
  • Wang, W., & Zhang, C. (2018). Evaluation of relative technological innovation capability: Model and case study for China’s coal mine. Resources Policy, 58, 144–149.
  • Guo, L., Li, H., Li, P., & Zhang, C. (2016). Transaction costs in construction projects under uncertainty. Kybernetes, 45(6), 866–883.
  • Kalasapudi, V. S., Tang, P., Zhang, C., Diosdado, J., & Ganapathy, R. (2015). Adaptive 3D Imaging and Tolerance Analysis of Prefabricated Components for Accelerated Construction. Defining The Future Of Sustainability And Resilience In Design, Engineering and Construction, 118, 1060–1067.
  • Zhang, C., & Arditi, D. (2013). Automated progress control using laser scanning technology. Automation In Construction, 36, 108–116.
  • Zhang, C., Arditi, D., & Chen, Z. (2013). Using Terrestrial Laser Scanners To Calculate And Map Vertical Bridge Clearance. ISPRS 8th 3d Geoinfo Conference & Wg Ii/2 Workshop, 40-2-W2, 133–138.
  • Zhang, C., Arditi, D., & Chen, Z. (2013). Documentation And Visualization Of An As-Built Tunnel By Combining 3d Laser Scanning And Web Mapping. ISPRS 8th 3d Geoinfo Conference & Wg Ii/2 Workshop, 40-2-W2, 139–144.

Selected Conference Publications:

  • Sadikoglu, E., Demirkesen, S., & Zhang, C.* (2022). Identifying the Commonalities between Lean Construction and LEED Requirements. Construction Research Congress 2022 : Infrastructure Sustainability and Resilience
  • Olen, M., Chen, C.-R., Zhang, C., & Dyer, B. (2020). A Case Study of Reducing the Costs of Deconstructing Blighted Buildings in the City of Milwaukee. 2020 Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 3 Conference Proceedings,
  • Li, H., Zhang, C., Song, S., & Demirkesen, S. (2020). A Framework for Automatic Tolerance Analysis of Removable Flood Wall Anchor Plates With 3D Laser Scanning and BIM. In 6th International Project and Construction Management Conference, November 12-14, 2020.
  • Demirkesen, S., & Zhang, C. (2020). Designing Out Errors: Application of Lean TRIZ Method to Safety Related Problems in the Construction Industry. In 6th International Project and Construction Management Conference, November 12-14, 2020.
  • Ron, M., Zhang, C., & Dyer, B. (2017). Assessing the feasibility of using UAV in surveying for small business in Kentucky. In 2017 ASC Region III conference proceedings.
  • Li, H., & Zhang, C. (2016). A Comparative Study Between China and USA on The Influencing Path of Transaction Costs in Construction Projects. In Interaction between Theory and Practice in Civil Engineering and Construction.
  • Wang, W., Kong, Y., & Zhang, C. (2009). Study on System Integration Model Based on Multi-Agent System for Coal Enterprise. In 2009 International Conference on Management and Service Science.



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