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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

TRB Webinar: "Enhance Work Zone Safety with New Technologies," sponsored by Transportation Research Board, July 9, 2020, 02:00PM - 03:30PM U.S. Eastern time.

PtD Workshop: "Prevention through Design Workshop 2020," Keynote presentation, Tempe, AZ, March 2020

Recent Journal/Conference Papers Published

Nnaji, C., Gambatese, J., Lee, H.W., and Zhang, F. (2020). “Improving Construction Work Zone Safety Using Technology: A Systematic Review of Applicable Technologies.” Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, ScienceDirect, Elsevier, 7(1), 61-75, Feb. 2020, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtte.2019.11.001.

Liu, D. and Gambatese, J. (2020). “Construction Worker and Equipment Energy Consumption for Off-site Precast Concrete.” Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, ASCE, 25(2), 04020007, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)SC.1943-5576.0000474.

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, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001794.

Jin, Z. and Gambatese, J. (2020). "Exploring the Potential of Technological Innovations for Temporary Structures: A Survey Study.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 146(6), 04020049, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001828.

Azeez, M. and Gambatese, J. (2020). “Using Qualitative Methods to Understand Risk-Reward Balance and Its Impact on Safety Risk Taking by Construction Workers.” In Proceedings of the Construction Research Congress 2020, ASCE, Tempe, AZ, March 8-10, 2020.

Recent Reports and Other Publications

Final research report: "Prevention through Design (PtD) to Make Solar-Ready Houses Safe for Solar Workers," Jan. 2020

Upcoming Events

Safety panel presentation: "A Roadmap for Safety in Civil Engineering," 2020 ASCE Annual Convention, Oct. 30, 2020.

PtD Workshops: "Prevention through Design Initiative (2020-2024)," sponsored by NIOSH and Arizona State University. Workshop dates and locations to be determined.

Safety Webinars: ASCE safety webinar series," Construction Safety Fundamentals and Practice, ASCE Continuing Education. Starting January 2021 (see website for dates and topics).

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.

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

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

Gambatese Research Group on ResearchGate