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


  Research Sponsors | Research Partners
 

Research Sponsors


 

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)
ODOT Research Program

Current Projects:

  • Use of Flashing Amber/White Lights on Paving Equipment in work Zones, Work Order No. 19-15
  • Speed Variation and Safety in Work Zones, SPR-822

Completed Projects:

  • Use of Blue Lights on Paving Equipment in Work Zones, Work Order No. 19-03
  • Project Progress Tracking Using Lidar and 4D Information Models, SPR-811
  • Construction Work Zone Safety: Use of a Mobile Laser Scanner to Assess Temporary Signage in Work Zones
  • Student Worker Safety Guidelines in Roadside Applications and Work Zones
  • Use of Additional Lighting for Traffic Control and Speed Reduction in Work Zones, SPR-791
  • Work Zone Intrusion Alert Technologies: Assessment and Practical Guidance, SPR-790
  • Implementation of Radar Speed Signs in Mobile Maintenance Operations
  • Safe and Effective Speed Reductions for Freeway Work Zones Phase 3
  • Safe and Effective Speed Reductions for Freeway Work Zones Phase 2, SPR-769
  • Implementing Speed Reductions at Specific Interstate Work Zones from 65 mph to 35 mph, SPR-751
  • Evaluation of a Mobile Work Zone Barrier System, SPR-746
  • Work Zone Design and Operations Enhancements, SPR-669
  • Optimum Illumination for Nighttime Flagger Operations, SPR-617

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
NIOSH PtD Initiative

Completed Projects:

  • Enhancement to Design Risk Factors to include Mechanical and Electrical Systems and Development of Design Rating System
  • NIOSH Prevention through Design (PtD) Research Study: Intergovernmental Personnel Agreement
  • NIOSH Prevention through Design (PtD) Research Study: Benchmarking Management Practices that Support PtD
  • Identifying and Documenting Successful Construction Hazard PtD Solutions

 

Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans)

Completed Projects:

  • Improving Safety on Highway Work-zones by Real-time Tracking of Operation and Equipment Status



 

National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

Completed Projects:

  • Highway Worker Safety, Synthesis 20-05/Topic 47-16

 

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, Safety & Health Investment Projects (SHIP) Grant Program

Completed Projects:

  • Develop a Lean Practice Manual for Improving the Safety of Electrical Construction Workers
  • Safe and Innovative Work Best Practices for Mechanical Crafts Booklet

 

Center for Construction Research and Training

Completed Projects:

  • Prevention through Design (PtD) to Make Solar-Ready Houses Safe for Solar Workers (Small Study No. 18-4-PS)
  • Development of Workforce Sustainability Model for Construction (Small Study No. 17-8-PS)
  • Reducing Highway Construction Fatalities through Improved Adoption of Safety Technologies (Small Study No. 17-40-PS)
  • Applying Prevention through Design (PtD) to Solar Systems in Small Buildings (Small Study No. 16-2-PS)
  • Connection between Lean Design/Construction and Construction Worker Safety (Small Study No. 13-10-PS)
  • Use and Re-use of Formwork: Safety Risks and Reliability Assessment (Small Study No. 13-10-PS)
  • Owner's Role in Facilitating Designing for Construction Safety
  • An Analysis of Construction Accidents from a Design and Planning Perspective
  • Investigation of the Viability of Designing for Safety (Small Study No. 01-2-PS)

 

Construction Industry Institute (CII)

Current Projects:

  • Technologies to Prevent Serious Injuries and Fatalities Related to Last-Minute Work Changes (RT-382)

Completed Projects:

  • Using Precursor Analysis to Prevent Low-Frequency/High-Impact Events, RT-321
  • Design Practices to Facilitate Construction Automation, RT-183
  • Safety Plus: Making Zero Accidents a Reality, RT-160
  • Design for Safety, RT-101

 

Associate General Contractors (AGC) Education and Research Foundation

Completed Projects:

  • Development of Construction Case Studies: Site Specific Safety Plan

 

Kiewit Center for Infrastructure and Transportation
School of Civil and Construction Engineering, Oregon State University

Completed Projects:

  • Construction Processes and Materials Mapping for Sustainability Assessments


 

Charles Pankow Foundation (CPF)

Completed Projects:

  • Energizing Innovation in Integrated Project Delivery

 

Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) and Foundation for Integrated Services (FIS)

Completed Projects:

  • Energizing Innovation in Integrated Project Delivery

 

Research Partners


 

Dr. Kasim AlOmari
College of Engineering
University of Thi-Qar, Iraq

Completed Projects:

  • Degrees of Connectivity: A Systematic Accident Causation Model

 

Dr. Michael Behm
Department of Technology Systems
East Carolina University

Completed Projects:

  • NIOSH Prevention through Design (PtD) Research Study: Benchmarking Management Practices that Support PtD
  • An Analysis of Construction Accidents from a Design and Planning Perspective
  • Investigation of the Viability of Designing for Safety (Small Study No. 01-2-PS)
  • Establishing the Link between Construction Fatalities and Disabling Injuries and the Design for Construction Safety Concept

 

Professor Alistair Gibb
School of Architecture, Building, and Civil Engineering
Loughborough University, Loughborough, England

Completed Projects:

  • NIOSH Prevention through Design (PtD) Research Study: Benchmarking Management Practices that Support PtD

 

Dr. Matthew Hallowell
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
University of Colorado, Boulder

Current Projects:

  • Technologies to Prevent Serious Injuries and Fatalities Related to Last-Minute Work Changes (RT-382)

Completed Projects:

  • Using Precursor Analysis to Prevent Low-Frequency/High-Impact Events, RT-321
  • Energizing Innovation in Integrated Project Delivery
  • Risk Factor Quantification of Design Elements for Multistory Commercial Office Buildings

 

Dr. Hyun-Woo (Chris) Lee
Department of Construction Management, College of Built Environments
University of Washington

Completed Projects:

  • Prevention through Design (PtD) to Make Solar-Ready Houses Safe for Solar Workers (Small Study No. 18-4-PS)
  • Develop a Lean Practice Manual for Improving the Safety of Electrical Construction Workers
  • Applying Prevention through Design (PtD) to Solar Systems in Small Buildings
  • Work Zone Intrusion Alert Technologies: Assessment and Practical Guidance

 

Dr. Ding Liu
School of Management Engineering
Qingdao University of Technology

Completed Projects:

  • Evaluating Industrialization Rate in Construction: A Quantification Model
  • Student Worker Safety Guidelines in Roadside Applications and Work Zones

 

Dr. Chukwuma (Chuma) Nnaji
Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
University of Alabama

Current Projects:

  • Technologies to Prevent Serious Injuries and Fatalities Related to Last-Minute Work Changes (RT-382)

Completed Projects:

  • Enhancing Technology Integration in the Construction Industry: A Focus on Safety Technologies
  • Reducing Highway Construction Fatalities through Improved Adoption of Safety Technologies
  • Work Zone Intrusion Alert Technologies: Assessment and Practical Guidance

 

Dr. Sathyanarayanan Rajendran
Department of Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction
Central Washington University

Current Projects:

Completed Projects:

  • Safe and Innovative Work Best Practices for Mechanical Crafts Booklet
  • Optimum Illumination for Nighttime Flagger Operations, SPR-617
  • Sustainable Construction Safety and Health Rating System
  • Sustainable Roadway Construction: A Study of the Material Waste Generation in the Life Cycle of Roadways

 

Dr. T. Michael Toole
College of Engineering
University of Toledo

Completed Projects:

  • Owner's Role in Facilitating Designing for Construction Safety

 

Dr. Nicholas Tymvios
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Bucknell University

Completed Projects:

  • Evaluation of a Mobile Work Zone Barrier System
  • Identifying and Documenting Successful Construction Hazard PtD Solutions
  • Direction, Method, and Model for Implementing Design for Construction Worker Safety in the US

 

Dr. Fan Zhang
School of Construction
University of Southern Mississippi

Completed Projects:

  • Safe and Effective Speed Reductions for Freeway Work Zones Phase 3
  • Safe and Effective Speed Reductions for Freeway Work Zones Phase 2
  • Implementing Speed Reductions at Specific Interstate Work Zones from 65 mph to 35 mph
  • Introducing the Concept of Foundational Attributes and Project Metabolism to Assess Construction Project Similarity