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School of Civil and Construction Engineering
101 Kearney Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331



The Gambatese Research Group uses its knowledge and experience in construction engineering and management to investigate a broad range of topics related to construction safety, sustainability, innovation, systems, and structures. The group comprises researchers in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering (CCE), and is led by John Gambatese, PhD, PE(CA).

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Working collaboratively with funding agencies and industry and academic partners, the research group aims to advance the state of practice in the field of construction engineering and management. Topics investigated include:

  • Prevention through design (PtD)
  • Work zone design and safety
  • Constructability
  • Sustainability
  • Temporary construction structures
  • New construction technologies
  • Design/construction systems
  • Risk and reward
  • Lean design and construction
  • Industrialization of the construction process
  • Construction innovation

Recent News and Activities

OSU Engineering Out Loud (podcast): "Keeping Construction Workers Out of Harm's Way," March 2019

CCE Safety research (video): Safety in Civil and Construction Engineering at OSU

Join the CSRP - New members welcome: Construction Safety Research Partnership (CSRP)

Support the new OSU safety lab: Complex for Resilient Infrastructure and Safety (CRIS)

Recent Journal Papers Published

Karakhan, A., Gambatese, J., and Simmons, D. (2020). "Development of Assessment Tool for Workforce Sustainability." Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 146(4), 04020017.

Liu, D., Jin, Z., and Gambatese, J. (2019). "Scenarios for Integrating IPS-IMU System with BIM Technology in Construction Safety Control (Case Study)." Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, ASCE, 25(1), 05019007.

Nnaji, C., Gambatese, J., Karakhan, A., and Eseonu, C. (2019). "Influential Safety Technology Adoption Predictors in Construction." Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Emerald Insight.

Fischer, E.C., Gambatese, J., and Shephard, A.B. (2019). "Holistic Approach to Resilience of Steel-frame Construction in Fire." Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, ASCE, 24(4), 04019020.

Jin, Z., Gambatese, J., Liu, D., and Dharmapalan, V. (2019). "Using 4D BIM to Assess Construction Risks during the Design Phase." Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Emerald Insight.

Recent Reports and Other Publications

New publication: "Lean and Safety Manual for Electrical Construction," June 2019

Final research report: "Use of Blue Lights on Paving Equipment in Work Zones," ODOT, March 2019

New publication: "Safe and Innovative Work Best Practices for Mechanical Crafts Booklet," Feb. 2019

Final research report: "Development of a Workforce Sustainability Model for Construction," CPWR, Jan. 2019

Upcoming Events

Workshop: "Prevention through Design Workshop 2020," Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, March 11, 2020

Seminar: "Safety and the Engineer: Addressing Construction Site Safety During Project Planning, Design, and Construction," ASCE Week 2020, Orlando, FL, March 23-24, 2020

ASCE Safety Webinars (dates to be determined)

Additional Information

“Prevention through Design (PtD) in the Project Delivery Process: A PtD Sourcebook for Construction Site Safety,” Aug. 2019. Contact John Gambatese for more information.

Gambatese Research Group on ResearchGate