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Construction Research and Innovation Lab (CRIL) focus on the areas of remote sensing and image interpretation, automation in construction, wearable technology, and other information technology applications for construction engineering and management, sustainability, infrastructure asset management, safety, and transportation. The graduate program offers M.S. in Civil Engineering and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with a specialization in construction management.
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Undergraduate Research Opportunities are available. Please contact Dr. Charlie at email@example.com for more detail.
8/11/2023 Grant Award PI "Developing a Smart, Safe, Sustainable, Resilient (SSSR) Hydrogen Transport Ecosystem in Wyoming"
7/15/2023 Paper "Development of a BIM-Enabled Automated Cost Segregation System" is accepted at Buildings
7/3/2023 Paper "Enhancing Safety in the Construction of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) and Microreactors (MRs) through Improving Guidelines and Involving Digital Technology Tools" is accepted at Journal of Engineering, Project, and Production Management
6/28/2023 Grant Award CO-PI "Effects of a Single Session of Tripping Perturbation Training on Reactive Balance Control during Walking and Carrying" The Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (RMCOEH) Pilot funds.
6/26/2023 Students presented their research at the 2023 ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering at Oregon State University
6/21/2023 Paper "Evaluating the impact of contracting and procurement methods on energy and carbon emission reduction in the public construction sector" is accepted at ASCE Inspire Conference
6/21/2023 Paper "Integrating BIM and GIS for Disaster Management in Smart Cities: Key Benefits and Challenges" is accepted at ASCE Inspire Conference
5/2/2023 Paper "Research Status and Trend of PPP in the US and China: Visual Knowledge Mapping Analysis" is Publised at Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering
2/05/2023 Paper "A Bibliometric Analysis of Digital Technologies Use In Construction Health And Safety" is accepted at Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management
1/22/2023 Paper "Suitability Study of Using UAVs to Estimate Landfilled Fly Ash Stockpile" is accepted at Sensors
1/16/2023 Three paid undergraduate research opportunities are available now. $12/hour, up to 20 hours per week. The research topics include but are not limited to the following: (1) Evaluating the impact of contracting and procurement methods on energy and carbon emission reduction in the public construction sector, (2) Cost Estimating of Adopting Small Modular Reactors (SMR) and Micro Reactors (MR) in Wyoming, (3) Terrestrial laser scanning and point cloud modeling, (4) Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) for capital projects.
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1/12/2023 Grant Award "Economic Study of Adopting or Becoming a Manufacturer of Components of Small Modular Reactors (SMR) or micro Reactors to Improve Wyoming Economy"
12/27/2022 Paper "Towards COP26 Targets: characteristics and influencing factors of spatial correlation network structure on U.S. carbon emission" is accepted at Resource Policy
12/1/2022 Grant Award "Establishing strategic Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) for the development and operation of research park and innovation districts"
11/17/2022 Paper "Investigating the Critical Success Factors of Claims Management in the Construction Contracts" is accepted at ASCE's Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction.
10/31/2022 Paper "Investigating the impact of emerging technologies on construction safety performance" is published at Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management.
10/15/2022 Paper "Regional differences and heterogeneity of Construction and Demolition Waste with economic growth: evidence from China" is published at Construction Management and Economics
10/15/2022 Paper "Water environment treatment PPP projects optimal payment mechanism based on multi-stage dynamic programming model" is published in Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management.
9/13/2022 Grant Awarded "15.923 - National Center for Preservation Technology and Training"
9/5/2022 Paper "Operational safety risk assessment of water diversion infrastructure based on FMEA with fuzzy inference system" is accepted at Water Supply
9/1/2022 Grant Awarded - Hydrogen: Make, Move, Use Or Store, School of Energy Resources
5/28/2022 Paper "Effectiveness and Practicability Analysis of BIM Adoption in the AEC Industry" is published in ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2021
5/14/2022 Auna George received LAMP Scholars Learning Assistant (LA) Award.
5/13/2022 Grant Awarded "Beneficial Reuse of Landfilled Fly Ash in Transportation Infrastructure"
4/6/2022 Paper "Construction Cost Segregation Process using Building Information Modeling" is accepted at the 9th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management, Las Vegas, Nevada
3/31/2022 Paper "Tournament Incentive Mechanisms Design for Long-Distance Water Diversion Projects Incorporating Preference Heterogeneity" is accepted at ASCE's Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
3/30/2022 Dr. Charlie Zhang is awarded to the 2022 AGC Robert L. Bowen Industry Residency Program.
3/23/2022 Paper "Evaluating Improved Program-Level Assessment and the Subsequent Influence on Associate Constructor Exam" is accepted at 2022 ASEE Annual Conference
3/08/2022 Publish Paper "Sadikoglu, E., Demirkesen, S. & Zhang, C.* (2022). Identifying the Commonalities between Lean Construction and LEED Requirements. Construction Research Congress 2022 : Infrastructure Sustainability and Resilience"
2/24/2022 Paper "Exploring the Impact of Covid-19 On the U.S. Construction Industry: Challenges And Opportunities" is accepted at IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
2/8/2022 Paper "Academia and Industry Perceptions of Construction Planning and Scheduling Education" is accepted at ASCE's Journal of Civil Engineering Education
2/4/2022 Paper "Tournament Incentive Mechanisms Design for Long-Distance Water Diversion Projects Incorporating Preference Heterogeneity" is accepted at ASCE's Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
1/31/2022 Paper "Post-COVID Analysis on Workplace Design and Trend " is accepted at the 58th Annual Associated Schools of Construction International Conference, 2022, hosted by Georgia Tech and Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, GA.
1/14/2022 Paper "Knowledge Sharing Strategy and Emission Reduction Benefits of Low Carbon Technology Collaborative Innovation in the Green Supply Chain" is published at Frontiers in Environmental Science.
11/22/2021 A new office space (EN1042) has been granted to the CRIL.
11/22/2021 Paper "A Lean Construction and BIM Interaction Model for the Construction Industry" has been accepted by Production Planning and Control.
11/1/2021 Dr. Charlie Zhang is joining Snowy Range Academy (SRA) as the board of directors.
10/27/2021 Awarded - CGS Faculty/Staff International Research Grant
10/26/2021 Paper "The framework of Data-driven and Multi-criteria Decision-making for Detecting Unbalanced Bidding" is published at Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management.
10/5/2021 Paper "Sustainable supplier selection for water environment treatment public-private partnership projects" is published in the Journal of Cleaner Production.
9/14/2021 Paper "Identifying the Commonalities between Lean Construction and LEED Requirements" has been accepted at Construction Research Congress 2022 (CRC2022)
6/16/2021 Paper "Effectiveness and Practicability Analysis of BIM Adoption in the AEC Industry" has been accepted at the 2021 ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering (i3CE2021)
6/9/2021 Paper "Lean TRIZ Method to Prevent Safety Related Problems in the Construction Industry" has been accepted at Journal of Construction Engineering, Management & Innovation
5/7/2021 Awarded - Optimize the work zone safety with spatial information technology and eye tracker, MPC-653, USDOT
4/19/2021 Manuscripts "Integrating laser scanning technology into a construction engineering and management curriculum" has been accepted at the 2021 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition.
2/26/2021 Awarded - Education Abroad Curriculum Integration Faculty Fellows Grant
12/23/2020 Paper "Predictive Analytics on Engineer Manual 385 Effectiveness of Reducing Number and Severity of Mishaps" has been accepted by the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering.
12/21/2020 Award - 2020-2021 Graduate Recruitment Initiative
12/4/2020 Paper "Improving Tolerance Control on Modular Construction Project with 3D Laser Scanning and BIM – A Case Study of Removable Floodwall Project" is published in Applied Science.
11/29/2020 Paper "Critical Factors to Achieve Sustainability of Public-Private Partnership Projects in the Water Sector: A Stakeholder-Oriented Network Perspective" is published in the Journal of Complexity.https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/8895980
11/19/2020 Submit Grant "UW URDM WGE GTA Initiatives"
11/5/2020 Submit Paper "Cost-Saving by Using Building Information Modeling in the Mechanical Plumbing Prefabrication Process" to 2021 ASC National Conference.
10/29/2020 Submit Paper "Improving Tolerance Control on Modular Construction Project with 3D Laser Scanning and BIM – A Case Study of Removable Floodwall Project" to Applied Science.
10/27/2020 Abstract " Integrating laser scanning technology into a construction engineering and management curriculum" has been accepted at the 2021 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition.
10/12/2020 Paper "Advanced Progress Control of Infrastructure Construction Projects Using Terrestrial Laser Scanning Technology" is published in Infrastructures.
10/5/2020 Paper "A Case Study of Reducing the Costs of Deconstructing Blighted Buildings in the City of Milwaukee" is accepted for publication in the 2020 ASC Region 3 conference.
10/4/2020 Paper "The Stochastic Evolution Game of Knowledge Sharing in Infrastructure PPP Supply Chain Network" is accepted for publication in the Journal of Complexity, Special Issue: Complexity of Construction Project Networks (CCPN-8503).
9/10/2020 Paper "A Framework for Automatic Tolerance Analysis of Removable Flood Wall Anchor Plates With 3D Laser Scanning and BIM" is accepted for publication at the 6th International Project and Construction Management Conference.
9/10/2020 Paper "Designing Out Errors: Application of Lean TRIZ Method to Safety Related Problems in the Construction Industry" is accepted for publication at the 6th International Project and Construction Management Conference.
8/31/2020 Award - 2020-2021 Daniels Fund Faculty Fellowship Grant
5/11/2020 Award - 2020-2021 UW Open Educational Resources (OER) Initiative Grant
4/8/2020 Submit UW Open Educational Resources (OER) Initiative Grant
4/1/2020 Submit Paper "Advanced Construction Progress Control Using Laser Scanning Technology – A Case Study of Bridge Construction" to Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.
3/24/2020 Submit Faculty Grant-In-Aid: "Optimize the Work Zone Safety with Spatial Information Technology and Eye Tracker"
3/23/2020 Dr. Charlie becomes Licensed, as a Professional Engineer in the State of Wyoming.
3/6/2020 Give a presentation "Automated Progress Control Using Laser Scanning Technology" at the Computational and Applied Mathematics Seminar, University of Wyoming, Ross Hall 247.
3/1/2020 Submit Abstract "A Framework for Automatic Tolerance Analysis of Removable Flood Wall Anchor Plates With 3D Laser Scanning and BIM" to IPCMC2020 (6th International Project and Construction Management Conference).
2/29/2020 Submit Paper "Predictive Analytics on Engineer Manual 385 Effectiveness of Reducing Number and Severity of Mishaps" to Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.
2/27/2020 Submit Abstract "Designing Out Errors: Application of Lean TRIZ Method to Safety Related Problems in the Construction Industry" to IPCMC2020 (6th International Project and Construction Management Conference).
2/10/2020 Completed reviewing the book "Elementary Surveying: An Introduction to Geomatics, 15e" by Pearson Education.