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The Charles W. Durham School of Architectural Engineering & Construction


Eddy Rojas, Ph.D., M.A., P.E.
Director, The Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction


Eddy Rojas

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Eddy Rojas

Education:

  • Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, 1997
  • M.A., University of Colorado at Boulder, 1997
  • M.S., University of Colorado at Boulder, 1995
  • Lic., University of Costa Rica, 1991

Areas of focus

  • Modeling, simulation, and visualization of construction engineering and management processes
  • Construction economics
  • Engineering education

Curriculum Vitae

Experience:


Administrative
  • Director, The Charles W. Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2010-Present.
  • Executive Council Member, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2010-Present.
  • Executive Council Member, The Peter Kiewit Institute, University of Nebraska, 2010-Present.
  • Executive Director, Pacific Northwest Center for Construction Research and Education, University of Washington, 2004-2010.
  • Graduate Program Coordinator, Department of Construction Management, University of Washington, 2004-2010.
  • Board of Trustees Member, Construction Industry Training Council of Washington, 2009-2010.
  • Graduate Program Coordinator for Construction Engineering and Management, Department of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering, University at Buffalo (SUNY), 1998-2001.
Academic
  • Director, Construction Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization Laboratory, The Charles W. Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2013–present.
  • Professor (by Courtesy), School of Interdisciplinary Informatics, College of Information Science and Technology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2013–present.
  • Professor (by Courtesy), Department of Economics, College of Business Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2013–present.
  • Professor, The Charles W. Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2010-Present.
  • Professor, Department of Construction Management, University of Washington, 2009-2010.
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, 2009-2010.
  • Faculty Associate, Human Interface Technology Laboratory (HIT Lab), University of Washington, 2004-2010.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Construction Management, University of Washington, 2004-2009.
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, 2004-2009.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Construction Management, University of Washington, 2001-2004.
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, 2001-2004.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering, University at Buffalo (SUNY), 1997-2001.
  • Instructor, School of Civil Engineering, University of Costa Rica, 1991-1993.
  • Researcher, Earthquake Engineering Laboratory, University of Costa Rica, 1991.
Industrial
  • Consultant, ELECTRI International: The Foundation for Electrical Construction Inc., 2000-Present.
  • Consultant, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), 2005-2009.
  • Consultant, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) – Bay Area Chapter, 2008-2009.
  • Consultant, Full Circle Studios, 2000.
  • Consultant, Gibson, McAskill & Crosby, 1998.

Professional Licenses:


  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of Michigan (60402), since 2013.
  • Registered Professional Civil Engineer, Costa Rica (IC-6166), since 1991.

Professional Research Interests:


  • Modeling
  • Simulation
  • Visualization
  • Engineering Education
  • Construction Economics

Honors and Awards:


  • Member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, 2013-Present.
  • Member of the Sigma Lambda Chi International Construction Honor Society, 2012-Present.
  • 2011 Thomas Fitch Rowland Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers, for "Lucko, G. and Rojas, E. (2010). ‘Research Validation: Challenges and Opportunities in the Construction Domain.’ Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 136 (1), 127–135."
  • Best Paper Award in Quantitative Methods and Models, 2010 Construction Research Congress, for “Son, J., Han, S.H., and Rojas, E., and Park, H. (2010). “Embeddedness and Collaboration Venture Networks for Oversees Construction Projects.” Proceedings of the 2010 Construction Research Congress, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May.” 2010.
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarly Work. Department of Construction Management, University of Washington, 2007.
  • Revista Ingeniería de Construcción’s One of the Top 3 Papers of the Last Decade for “Rojas, E. and Mukherjee, A. (2002). “Simulando el Proceso de Gestión de la Construcción.” Revista Ingeniería de Construcción, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 17 (2), 114-119.” Re-printed in 21 (3), 219-224. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile, 2006.
  • Faculty Achievement Award for Completed Work. College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Washington, 2006.
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. Department of Construction Management, University of Washington, 2006.
  • Jeannette and David McKinley Faculty Award. College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Washington, 2005.
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Service. Department of Construction Management, University of Washington, 2005.
  • Faculty Achievement Award for Completed Work. College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Washington, 2004.
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Service. Department of Construction Management, University of Washington, 2004.
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship. Department of Construction Management, University of Washington, 2003.
  • Faculty Achievement Award for Completed Work. College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Washington, 2002.
  • Listed on “Who’sWho in America” (since the 55th Edition in 2001), on “Who’sWho in the World” (since the 19th Edition in 2002), on “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering”(since the 6th Edition in 2002), on “Who’sWho in American Education” (since the 7th Edition in 2006), and on “Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders” (since 2007).
  • Member of the Golden Key National Honor Society, 1995-Present.
  • Honor Graduation, University of Costa Rica, 1991).
  • Honor Roll, University of Costa Rica, 1987,1989,1991.
  • Highest National Admission Test Score, University of Costa Rica, 1985.

Professional Society Memberships:


  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  • Member, Construction Institute (CI).
  • Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

Professional Activities:


    Academic
    • Member, Dean’s Search Committee, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2011.
    • Member, Grant Manager Search Committee, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2010.
    • Chair, College Council, College of Built Environments, University of Washington, 2009-2010.
    • Member, College Council, College of Built Environments, University of Washington, 2008-2010.
    • Member, Steering Committee of the Built Environment Ph.D. Program, College of Built Environments, University of Washington, 2005-2010.
    • Member, Construction Industry Advisory Council, Department of Construction Management, University of Washington, 2001-2010.
    • Member, Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Construction Management, University of Washington, 2001-2010.
    • Member, Structures Faculty Search Committee, Department of Architecture, University of Washington, 2008, 2009.
    • Member, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Construction Management, University of Washington, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.
    • Member, Committee to Review the Chair of Construction Management, College of Built Environments, University of Washington, 2008.
    • Member, University of Washington’s Diversity Council, 2006-2008.
    • Member, College Awards Committee, College of Built Environments, University of Washington, 2003-2006.
    • Member, Technical and Safety Committee for the Decommissioning of the University of Washington’s Nuclear Reactor, 2006.Member, Faculty Council on Educational Technology, University of Washington, 2003-2005.
    • Member, Faculty Senate, University of Washington, 2002-2005.
    • Member, Computing Committee, Department of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering, University at Buffalo (SUNY), 1997-2001.
    • Member, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering, University at Buffalo (SUNY), 1998, 2000, and 2001.
    Journals
    • Reviewer, Built Environment Project and Asset Management, Emerald.
    • Specialty Editor, Quantitative Methods, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE (2008-Present).
    • International Editorial Board Member, Revista Ingeniería de Construcción, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2008-Present).
    • Assistant Specialty Editor, Materials and Methods, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE (2005-2008).
    • Reviewer, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE.
    • Reviewer, Journal of Management in Engineering, ASCE.
    • Reviewer, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE.
    • Reviewer, Journal of Infrastructure Systems, ASCE.
    • Reviewer, Journal of Architectural Engineering, ASCE.
    • Reviewer, Journal of Construction Management and Economics, Spon Press.
    • Reviewer, Journal of Computing-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Blackwell Publishing.
    • Reviewer, Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer Science.
    • Reviewer, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering.
    • Reviewer, KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering (Korea).
    • Reviewer, Automation in Construction, Elsevier.
    • Reviewer, Journal of Engineering Education, ASEE.
    • Reviewer, Revista Ingeniería de Construcción, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
    Conferences
    • Session Chair, 2010 Construction Research Congress, Construction Institute, ASCE, Banff, May.
    • Congress Chair, 2009 Construction Research Congress, Construction Institute, ASCE, Seattle, April.
    • Session Chair, 2009 International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering.
    • Technical Committee Member, 2007 Construction Research Congress, Construction Institute, ASCE, The Bahamas, April.
    • Session Chair for the 2005 Construction Research Congress.
    • Session Chair for the 2003 Construction Research Congress.
    • Technical Agenda Committee Member for the 2002 International Workshop on Information Technology in Civil Engineering.
    • Reviewer, 2010 Construction Research Congress.
    • Reviewer, 2009 Construction Research Congress.
    • Reviewer, 2007 Construction Research Congress.
    • Reviewer, 2005 International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering.
    • Reviewer, 2005 Construction Research Congress.
    • Reviewer, 2003 Construction Research Congress.
    • Reviewer, 2002 International Workshop on Information Technology in Civil Engineering
    • Reviewer for the Construction Congress VI (2000).
    • Reviewer, 1998 International Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering.
    Funding Agencies
    • Reviewer, Science of Organizations Program, Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES), Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences, National Science Foundation (NSF).
    • Reviewer, Civil Infrastructure Systems Program, Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI), Directorate for Engineering, National Science Foundation (NSF).
    • Reviewer, Americas Program, Office of International Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation (NSF).
    • Reviewer, Africa, Near East & South East (ANESA) Regional Opportunities Program, Office of International Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation (NSF).
    • Reviewer, University of Houston’s Grants to Enhance and Advance Research (GEAR) Program.
    • Reviewer, University of Nebraska’s Nebraska Research Initiative (NRI).
    • Reviewer for the Information Technology and Infrastructure Systems Program, Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI), Directorate for Engineering, National Science Foundation (NSF).
    • Reviewer for the Americas Program, Office of International Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation (NSF).
    • Reviewer for the Africa, Near East & South East (ANESA) Regional Opportunities Program, Office of International Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation (NSF).
    • Reviewer for the University of Houston’s Grants to Enhance and Advance Research (GEAR) Program.
    • Reviewer for the University of Nebraska’s Nebraska Research Initiative (NRI).
    Societies
    • Member, Global Leadership Forum for Construction Engineering and Management Programs (GLF-CEM), 2012 – Present.
    • Facilitator, Virtual Community of Construction Scholars and Practitioners. Initiative Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Construction Institute, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
    • Member, Construction Research Council (CRC).
    • Member, Information Technology and Computing Committee, Construction Institute, 2000-2004.
    • Webmaster of the Information Technology and Computing Committee, Construction Institute, 2001-2004.
    Other
    • Jury Member, Canstruction, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011-2012.
    • Participant, 2011 Department Executive Officers Seminar, Committee on Institutional Cooperation, Big Ten Conference, Chicago.
    • Jury Member, 2011 Engineering Excellence Awards, American Council of Engineering Companies – Nebraska.
    • Jury Member, 2008 Project of the Month Selection Committee, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce.
    • Editor, Strategic Issues in Construction Book Series. J. Ross Publishing
    • Reviewer, ASCE Press.
    • Member, Washington State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 2009-2010.
    • Participant, 2009 International Workshop on Construction Research Funding for the XXI Century, Urbana, IL.
    • Participant, 2008 Construction Industry Institute (CII) Research Needs Workshop, Houston, TX.
    • Participant, 1999 NSF Workshop for the Advancement and Retention of Underrepresented and Minority Engineering Educators, Arlington, VA.
    • Participant, 1997 NSF Workshop for the Advancement and Retention of Underrepresented and Minority Engineering Educators, Arlington, VA.

Grants and Contracts:


  • “Developing Best Practices for Capturing As-Built Building Information for Existing Facilities,” U.S. Army, $249,722, 2009-2010, PI.
  • “Educating a Competitive, CyberInfrastructure Savvy, Engineering and Construction Workforce,” National Science Foundation, $221,821, 2008-2011, PI (Collaborative Project with the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Florida).
  • “Evaluating Alternative Methodologies for Capturing As-Built Building Information Models (BIM) for Existing Facilities,” U.S. Army, $200,000, 2008-2009, PI.
  • “A Virtual Community of Construction Scholars and Practitioners,” National Science Foundation, $40,000, 2008-2009, PI.
  • “Collaborative Learning in Construction Management through Situational Simulations,” U.S. Department of Education, $436,512, 2007-2011, PI.
  • “A Virtual Community of Construction Scholars,” National Science Foundation and The Construction Institute, $30,000, 2004-2006, PI.
  • “Evaluating a General-Purpose Situational Simulation Environment for Construction Education,” University of Washington, $24,125, 2004-2005, PI.
  • “Improving the Profitability of Contractors through e-Commerce Applications,” University of Washington, $5,000, 2002-2003, PI.
  • “Encouraging the Millennium Generation to Join the Sheet Metal and HVAC Industries,” New Horizons Foundation, $60,000, 2002-2003, PI.
  • “Encouraging the Millennium Generation to Join the Electrical Industry,” The Electrical Contracting Foundation, $60,000, 2002-2003, PI.
  • “Electrical Contracting Best Safety Practices,” The Electrical Contracting Foundation, $74,000, 2002-2003, Co-PI.
  • “Making Virtual Teams Work, Phase II,” Construction Industry Institute, $30,000, 2001-2002, PI (Collaborative Project with Georgia Institute of Technology).
  • “Versatile High Performance Shake Table Facility Towards Real Time Seismic Hybrid Testing,” National Science Foundation, $6,160,785, 2001-2004, Co-PI.
  • “Large Scale High Performance Testing Facility Towards Real Time Seismic Hybrid Testing,” National Science Foundation, $4,379,865, 2001-2004, Co-PI.
  • “Understanding Decision-Making in Construction Engineering and Management,” National Science Foundation, $40,000, 2000-2001, PI.
  • “Making Virtual Teams Work, Phase I,” Construction Industry Institute, $10,000, 2000-2001, PI (Collaborative Project with Georgia Institute of Technology).
  • “Technology Transfer for Mexican Electrical Contracting Firms: A Feasibility Study,” The Electrical Contracting Foundation, $50,000, 2000-2001, PI.
  • “Automating NYSDOT Data Collection: Integrating GIS, GPS, and Field Information,” New York State Department of Transportation, $120,000, 1998-2000, Co-PI.

Patents


  • Activity Gazer, 2013. Provisional Patent Application. EFS ID 15223930. Application Number 61782290.

Post-Doctoral Fellows Supervised


  • Son, J., Ph.D., University of Washington, 2011.

Graduate Students Supervised:


Doctor of Philosophy
  • Hazrati, A. “Prediction and Visualization of Alternative Futures for Construction Projects,” University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Committee Chair, In Progress.
  • Mani, N. “Developing a Framework for Estimating Construction Labor Productivity Frontier,” University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Committee Chair, In Progress.
  • Kisi, K. “Estimating Optimal Productivity in Labor-Intensive Construction Operations,” University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Committee Chair, In Progress.
  • El Touny, S. “Fatigue Reliability of AASHTO Girders,” University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Committee Member, In Progress.
  • Rokooeisadabad, S. University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Committee Member, In Progress.
  • Ahmed, A. “Reliability Analysis of Settlement for Shallow Foundations in Bridges,” University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2013, Committee Member.
  • Son, J. “System Dynamic Simulations,” University of Washington, 2011, Ph.D. Committee Chair.
  • Campbell, B. “Distributed Cognition Planning and Training through Interactive Simulation and Visualization, ” University of Washington, 2010, Ph.D. Committee Member.
  • Lee, N. “Visualization of Project Control Data.” University of Washington, 2009, Ph.D. Committee Chair.
  • Mukherjee, A. “A Multi-Agent Framework for General-Purpose Situational Simulations in Construction Management.” University of Washington, 2005, Ph.D. Committee Chair.
  • Aramvareekul, P. “An Analysis of Labor Productivity in the US Construction Industry,” University at Buffalo, 2002, Ph.D. Committee Chair.
  • Mannarino, J. “Evaluation of the Construction Management Delivery System and Establishing A Model for Selection,” University at Buffalo, 2001, Ph.D. Committee Member.
  • Daan, L. “Improved Reliability and Economic Modeling for New and Retrofitted Low-Rise Structures Subjected to Extreme Wind Hazards,” University at Buffalo, 2001, Ph.D. Committee Member.
Master of Science
  • Al Badran, M. “Reliability Analysis of Corroded Steel Girder Bridge,” University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013, Committee Member.
  • Wiersema, B. “Virtual Reality for Visualization in the Design and Construction Industry,” University of Washington, 2007, M.S. Committee Chair.
  • Kell, I. “A Comparative Analysis of Construction Project Delivery Systems Cost Performance in Northwest Public Schools,” University of Washington, 2006, M.S. Committee Chair.
  • Sakagami, M. “Development of Strategies to Overcome Barriers to the Adoption of Web-based Project Management Systems in the Japanese Construction Industry,” University of Washington, 2006, M.S. Committee Member.
  • P. Hyrum. “Comparison of Alternative Techniques for Conducting Constructability Reviews,” University of Washington, 2005, M.S. Committee Member.
  • L. Holm. “The Applicability of Dispute Resolution Boards on Privately Financed Construction Projects,” University of Washington, 2005, M.S. Committee Member.
  • J. Hagen. “Process Improvement for Real Estate Development Project Performance Analysis,” University of Washington, 2005, M.S. Committee Member.
  • H. Ha. “An Analysis of Construction Management Service and Practice in Korea through Analyzing Public Cases of Construction Management,” University of Washington, 2005, M.S. Committee Member.
  • Lee, N. “Risk Management for Successful Build-Operate-Transfer Projects in Asia,” University of Washington, 2003, M.S. Committee Member.
  • Gerber, H. “Mentoring in the Construction Industry,” University of Washington, 2002, M.S. Committee Member.
  • Wang, J. “Build-Operate-Transfer Approach in China,” University of Washington, 2002, M.S. Committee Member.
  • Mukherjee, A. “Virtual Reality Applications for Dynamic Scheduling in Crisis Management Simulations,” University at Buffalo, 2001, M.S. Committee Chair.
  • Deng, F. “Crisis Management Exercises in Construction Engineering,” University at Buffalo, 2000, M.S. Committee Chair.
  • Yin, Z. “Virtual Coach: Framework Definition,” University at Buffalo, 2000, M.S. Committee Chair.
Master of Science – Professional Project (University of Washington)
  • Zimmerman, A., 2009.
  • Sethuraman, S., 2008.
  • Jacobson, D., 2005.
  • Koltz, L. 2004.
  • Villwock, M., 2004.
  • Wells, R., 2004.
  • Gupta, A., 2003.
  • Chien, C., 2003.
  • Daulay, N., 2003.
  • Saito, H., 2003.
  • Duerden, W., 2002.
  • Keller, A., 2002.
  • Killian, C., 2002.
  • Preuit, J., 2002.
  • Sezgin, I., 2002.
Master of Engineering (University at Buffalo)
  • Krinchai, T., 2000.
  • Kuo, Y., 2000.
  • Mejía, A., 2000.
  • Shaked, M., 2000.
  • Aramvareekul, P., 1999.
  • Alesius, B., 1999.
  • Burruano, J., 1999.
  • Cashiba, C., 1999.
  • Chader, S., 1999.
  • Cresson, J., 1999.
  • Fuller, M., 1999.
  • Gautam, P., 1999.
  • Glowny, S., 1999.
  • Ha, T., 1999.
  • Jakubowski, G., 1999.
  • Miller, B., 1999.
  • Nichols, A., 1999.
  • Osika, S., 1999.
  • Shaffer, D., 1999.
  • Suen, H., 1999.
  • Tellinghuisen, D., 1999.
  • Tompson, T., 1999.
  • Vester, R., 1999.
  • Webster, C., 1999.

Courses Taught:


  • Graduate Seminar in Architectural Engineering and Construction, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013-Present.
  • Introduction to Construction Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2012-Present.
  • Introduction to Construction Management, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2012-Present.
  • Leadership in Construction, University of Washington, 2008-2009.
  • Research Methods, University of Washington, 2005-2009.
  • Construction Operations and Productivity, University of Washington, 2003-2010.
  • Colloquium in the Built Environment, University of Washington, 2003-2010.
  • Construction Practice, University of Washington, 2002-2007.
  • Advanced Computer Applications, University of Washington, 2002-2007.
  • Project Management I, University of Washington, 2002-2004.
  • Cost Estimating II, University of Washington, 2001-2003.
  • Modern Methods of Engineering Computations, University at Buffalo, 1999-2001.
  • Professional Practice Issues, University at Buffalo, 1999-2001.
  • Computer Applications in Construction Engineering, University at Buffalo, 1998-2001.
  • Construction Estimating, University at Buffalo, 1997-2001.
  • Engineering Economics, University of Costa Rica, 1992.
  • Mechanics I (Statics), University of Costa Rica, 1991-1993.

Publications:


    Books
    • Rojas, E. (Ed.) (2009). Construction Project Management: A Practical Guide for Building and Electrical Contractors. Boca Raton, Fl: J. Ross Publishing.
    • Rojas, E. (Ed.) (2008). Construction Productivity: A Practical Guide for Building and Electrical Contractors. Boca Raton, Fl: J. Ross Publishing.
    Book Chapters
    • Pace, C. and Rojas, E. (2009). “Recommended Safety Practices.” In Rojas, E. (Ed), Construction Project Management: A Practical Guide for Building and Electrical Contractors. Boca Raton, Fl: J. Ross Publishing.
    • Rojas, E. (2008). “Measuring Labor Productivity.” In Rojas, E. (Ed), Construction Productivity: A Practical Guide for Building and Electrical Contractors (pp. 1-31). Boca Raton, Fl: J. Ross Publishing.
    Refereed Journal Publications
    • Hazrati, A., Rajaie, H., and Rojas, E. (2014). “Comparing Fuzzy TOPSIS and Fuzzy SAW Models for Contractor Prequalification.” Journal of Automation in Construction, In Preparation.
    • Hazrati, A., Rajaie, H., and Rojas, E. (2014). “A Hierarchical Fuzzy Expert System for Contractor Prequalification.” Journal of Automation in Construction, In Preparation.
    • Mani, N., Kisi, K., and Rojas, E. (2014). “A Framework for Estimating Construction Labor Productivity Frontier.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, In Preparation.
    • Kisi, K., Mani, N., and Rojas, E. (2014). “Estimating Optimal Productivity in Labor-Intensive Construction Operations.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, In Preparation.
    • Lee, N. and Rojas, E. (2013). “Activity Gazer: A Multi-Dimensional Visual Representation of Project Performance.” Automation in Construction, Under Review.
    • Son, J., and Rojas, E. (2013). “Application of Agent-based Modeling and Simulation to Understanding Complex Management Problems in CEM research.” Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, In Print.
    • Son, J., Han, S. H., and Rojas, E. (2013). “Embeddedness and Collaborative Venture Networks among Korean Construction Firms for Overseas Construction Projects.” Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, In Print.
    • Rojas, E. (2013). “Effectively Recruiting and Retaining Field Supervisors and Project Managers in Electrical Construction.” Journal of Management in Engineering, ASCE, In Print.
    • Lee, N. and Rojas, E. (2013). “Visual Representations for Monitoring Project Performance: Developing Novel Prototypes for Improved Communication.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 139 (8), 994-1005.
    • Nguyen, T., Mondragon, F., O'Brien, W., Jackson, K., Issa, R, and Rojas, E. (2011). “Student Background and Implications for Design of Technology Enhanced Instruction.” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 26 (5), 562-573.
    • Son, J. and Rojas, E. (2011). “Evolution of Collaboration in Temporary Project Teams: An Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation Approach.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 137 (8), 619–628.
    • Son, J and Rojas, E. (2011). “Impact of Optimism Bias Regarding Organizational Dynamics on Project Planning and Control.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 137 (2), 147–157.
    • Park, H., Han, S. H., Rojas, E., Son, J., and Jung, W. (2011). “Social Network Analysis of Collaborative Ventures for Oversees Construction Projects.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 137 (5), 344–355.
    • Lin, K-Y., Son, J., and Rojas, E. (2011). “A Pilot Study of a 3D Game Environment for Construction Safety Education.” Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 16, 69–84.
    • Dossick, C. Mukherjee, A. and Rojas, E. (2010). “Developing Construction Management Events in Situational Simulations.” Journal of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 25 (3), 205-217.
    • Lucko, G. and Rojas, E. (2010). “Research Validation: Challenges and Opportunities in the Construction Domain.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 136 (1), 127-135.
    • Rojas, E. (2008). “Single vs. Multiple Prime Contracting.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 134 (10), 758-765.
    • Rojas, E. and Kell, I. (2008). “Comparative Analysis of Project Delivery Systems Cost Performance in Pacific Northwest Public School.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 134 (6), 387-397.
    • Rojas, E. and Dossick, C. (2008). “Developing a State-of-the-Art Facility to Support Construction Research and Education: A Case Study.” Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, ASCE, 134 (1), 67-74.
    • Rojas, E. and Mukherjee, A. (2007). “Virtual Coach: Un Ambiente de Simulación Situacional Para la Enseñanza de la Gerencia de la Construcción." Revista Ingeniería de Construcción, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 22 (1), 25-32.
    • Rojas, E. and Mukherjee, A. (2006). “Multi-Agent Framework for General-Purpose Situational Simulations in the Construction Management Domain.” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 20 (3), 165-176.
    • Rojas, E. and Mukherjee, A. (2005). “General-Purpose Situational Simulation Environment for Construction Education.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 131 (3), 319-329.
    • Rojas, E. (2005). “Closure to ‘Is Construction Productivity Really Declining’ ” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 131 (2), 270.
    • Rojas, E. and Mukherjee, A. (2005). “Interval Temporal Logic in General-Purpose Situational Simulations.” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 19 (1), 83-93.
    • Rojas, E. and Mukherjee, A. (2003). “Modeling the Construction Management Process to Support Situational Simulations.” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 17 (4), 273-280
    • Chinowsky, P. and Rojas, E. (2003). “Virtual Teams: Guide to Successful Implementation.” Journal of Management in Engineering, ASCE, 19 (3), 98-106.
    • Rojas, E. and Aramvareekul, P. (2003). “Labor Productivity Drivers and Opportunities in the U.S. Construction Industry.” Journal of Management in Engineering, ASCE, 19 (2), 78-82.
    • Rojas, E. and Aramvareekul, P. (2003). “Is Construction Labor Productivity Really Declining?” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 129 (1), 41-46.
    • Rojas, E. and Mukherjee, A. (2002). “Simulando el Proceso de Gestión de la Construcción.” Revista Ingeniería de Construcción, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 17 (2), 114-119.
    • Rojas, E. (2002). “Use of Web-Based Tools to Enhance Collaborative Learning.” Journal of Engineering Education, ASEE, 91 (1), 89-95.
    • Rojas, E. (2001). “Fostering Collaborative Education through Internet Technologies.” Journal of Engineering Education, ASEE, 90 (4), 623-626.
    • Rojas, E. and Songer, A. (1999). “Computer-Aided Facilities Inspection.” Journal of Infrastructure Systems. ASCE, 5 (2), 79-85.
    • Rojas, E. and Songer, A. (1999). “Web-centric Systems: A New Paradigm for Collaborative Engineering.” Journal of Management in Engineering, ASCE, 15 (1), 39-45.
    Conference Proceedings
    • Kisi, K., Mani, N., and Rojas, E. (2014). “Estimating Optimal Labor Productivity: A Two-Prong Strategy.” Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, Atlanta, GA, May, In Print.
    • Mani, N., Kisi, K., and Rojas, E. (2014). “Estimating Labor Productivity Frontier: A Pilot Study.” Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, Atlanta, GA, May, In Print.
    • Son, J., Lin, K-Y, Rojas, E. (2011). “Developing and Testing a 3D Video Game for Construction Safety Education.” Proceedings of the 2011 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, Miami, FL, June, 19–22.
    • Son, J. and Rojas, E. (2011). “Agent-based Simulation of Collaborative Working Processes in Construction Project Teams.” Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management, Sydney, Australia, S13–1.
    • Lee, N. and Rojas, E. (2010). “Defining High-Level Project Control Data for Visual Information Systems.” Proceedings of the 2010 Construction Research Congress, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May, 518-527.
    • Son, J. and Rojas, E. (2010). “The Evolution of Collaboration Within Organizational Networks of Temporary Project Teams.” Proceedings of the 2010 Construction Research Congress, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May, 789-798.
    • Son, J., Han, S.H., and Rojas, E., and Park, H. (2010). “Embeddedness and Collaborative Venture Networks for Oversees Construction Projects.” Proceedings of the 2010 Construction Research Congress, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May, 1325-1334.
    • Rojas, E., Dossick, C., Schaufelberger, J., Bruckner, B., Juan, H., and Rutz, C. (2009). “Evaluating Alternative Methods for Capturing As-Built Data for Existing Facilities.” Proceedings of the 2009 International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, Austin, Texas, July, 237-246.
    • Lee, N. and Rojas, E. (2009). “Developing Effective Visual Representations to Monitor Project Performance.” Proceedings of the 2009 Construction Research Congress, Seattle, Washington, April, 826-835.
    • Son, J. and Rojas, E. (2009). “Understanding Collaborative Working Processes of Temporary Project Teams in Large-Scale Construction Projects.” Proceedings of the 2009 Construction Research Congress, Seattle, Washington, April, 856-865.
    • Lucko, G. and Rojas, E. (2009). “Research Validation in the Construction Domain.” Proceedings of the 2009 Construction Research Congress, Seattle, Washington, April, 1449-1458.
    • Mukherjee, A., Onder, N., and Rojas, E. (2009). “Research Methods Associated with Situational Simulations in Construction.” Proceedings of the 2009 Construction Research Congress, Seattle, Washington, April, 1459-1468.
    • Rojas, E., and Lee, N. (2007). “Visualization of Project Control Data: A Research Agenda.” Proceedings of the 2007 International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July, 26-34.
    • Dossick, C., Rojas, E., Locsin, S., and Lee, N. (2007). “Defining Construction Management Events in Situational Simulations.” Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality (CONVR), University Park, Pennsylvania, October.
    • Rojas, E., and Lee, N. (2007). “Games and Simulations in Construction Engineering and Management: The Pedagogical Perspective.” Proceedings of the 2007 Construction Research Congress, Grand Bahama Island, May.
    • Rojas, E., and Locsin, S. (2007). “Integrated Practice: The Road Ahead.” Proceedings of the 2007 Construction Research Congress, Grand Bahama Island, May.
    • Dossick, C., Rojas, E., and Wiersema, B. (2007). “Semi and Fully Immersive Technologies and Collaboration Suites for Design and Construction Research and Education.” Proceedings of the 2007 Construction Research Congress, Grand Bahama Island, May.
    • Rojas, E. and Dossick, C. (2006). “Re-Envisioning Construction Engineering and Management Education through Experiential Learning.” Proceedings of the 2006 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, June.
    • Dossick, C. and Rojas, E. (2006). “Re-Envisioning Construction Engineering and Management Research through Strategic Partnerships.” Proceedings of the 2006 Joint International Conference on Computing and Decision Making in Civil and Building Engineering, Montreal, Canada, June.
    • Mukherjee, A. Rojas, E., and Winn, W. (2005). “Exploring Mental Models of Construction Managers.” Proceedings of the 2005 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, April.
    • Mukherjee, A. Rojas, E., and Winn, W. (2005). “Understanding Cognitive and Meta-Cognitive Processes in Construction Management: The System Dynamics Perspective.” Proceedings of the 2005 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, April.
    • Mukherjee, A. Winn, W., and Rojas, E. (2005). “Using Agent Driven Situational Simulations for Training Construction Managers.” Proceedings of the 2005 American Educational Researcher’s Annual Meeting, Montreal.
    • Mukherjee, A. Rojas, E., and Winn, W. (2005). “Situational Simulations in Construction Management.” Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, June.
    • Mukherjee, A. Rojas, E., and Winn, W. (2005). “Interactive Situational Simulations in Construction Management.” Proceedings of the First Conference on the Future of the AEC Industry, Building Futures Council, Las Vegas, March.
    • Mukherjee, A. Rojas, E., and Winn, W. (2004). “Implementing A General Purpose Framework Using Multi-Agents for Construction Management Education.” Proceedings of the 2004 Winter Simulation Conference.
    • Mukherjee, A. and Rojas, E. (2003). “Reasoning about Actions and Events in Situational Simulations.” Proceedings of the 2003 Winter Simulation Conference.
    • Mukherjee, A. and Rojas, E. (2003). “Applying Multi-Agents to General Purpose Situational Simulations in Construction Management.” Construction Research Council, Ph.D. Research Symposium, November 14, 2003, Nashville, TN.
    • Rojas, E. and Mukherjee, A. (2003). “Implementing Situational Simulations through Distributed Databases.” Proceedings of the 2003 Construction Congress, ASCE, March.
    • Rojas, E. and Mukherjee, A. (2003). “Visualizing Situational Simulation Information.” Proceedings of the 2003 Construction Congress, ASCE, March.
    • Rojas, E. and Mukherjee, A. (2002). “Data Modeling for the Virtual Coach.” Proceedings of the International Workshop on Information Technology in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 308-317.
    • Chinowsky, P. and Rojas, E. (2002). “Virtual Teams: A Guide to Successful Implementation.” Proceedings of the International Workshop on Information Technology in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 346-356.
    • Rojas, E. (2000). “Diagnostic and Crisis Management Simulations for Construction Engineering Education.” Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ICCCBE-VIII), ASCE, 1164-1171.
    • Rojas, E. (2000). “Virtual Environments for Construction Engineering and Management Education.” Proceedings of Construction Congress VI, ASCE, 263-270.
    • Rojas, E. and Songer, A. (1998). “Navigating through Dynamic 2D Vector Graphics in the World Wide Web.” Proceedings of the 1998 International Computing Congress in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 711-718.
    • Rojas, E. (1997). “Developing Web-centric Systems for Collaborative Engineering.” Proceedings of the Fourth Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 232-239.
    • Rojas, E. and Songer, A. (1997). “FIRS: A Vision of the Future of Building Inspection.” Proceedings of the Fourth Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 25-32.
    • Rojas, E. and Songer, A. (1996). “Interface Design for Pen-based Computers in the FIRS Project.” Proceedings of the Third Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 1027-1033.
    • Songer, A. and Rojas, E. (1996). “Field Inspection Data Collection Using Personal Digital Assistants and Digital Cameras.” Proceedings of the Third Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 1047-1051.
    • Songer, A., Diekmann, J., Rojas, E. and Abdul-Hadi, N. (1995). “Construction Information Technology in the 21st Century.” Proceedings of the Fourth Construction Congress, ASCE, 193-200.
    • Songer, A. and Rojas, E. (1995). “Developing a Field Inspection Reporting System for the Construction Industry.” Proceedings of the Second Congress in Computing in Civil Engineering. ASCE, 123-130.
    Dissertation and Thesis
    • Rojas, E. (1997). “Developing a Web-centric Process to Support Inspection.” Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder.
    • Rojas, E. (1997). “Measuring Social Welfare.” Master of Arts Thesis, Department of Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder.
    • Rojas, E. (1995). “Reengineering the Construction Inspection Process through Information Technology.” Master of Science Thesis, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder.
    • Lima, E., Rojas, E., Selva, B., Trejos, R., and Varela, M. (1991). “Municipal Engineering Manual.” Licentiate Thesis, School of Civil Engineering, University of Costa Rica.
    Other Publications
    • Rojas, E. (2013). “Eight-Point-Five.” Imagining Construction’s Future in Engineering News-Record Magazine. http://enr.construction.com/SpecialReports/ENR-Science-Fiction/
    • Rojas, E. (2013). “Maestro.” Imagining Construction’s Future in Engineering News-Record Magazine. http://enr.construction.com/SpecialReports/ENR-Science-Fiction/
    • Rojas, E. (2013). “Sammy.” Imagining Construction’s Future in Engineering News-Record Magazine. http://enr.construction.com/SpecialReports/ENR-Science-Fiction/
    • Rojas, E. (2011). “Effectively Recruiting and Retaining Field Supervisors and Project Managers.” ELECTRI International: The Foundation for Electrical Construction. Index No. F3103.
    • Rojas, E. (2008). “Measuring Labor Productivity of Electrical Contractors.” ELECTRI International: The Foundation for Electrical Construction. Index No. F2802.
    • Pace, C. and Rojas, E. (2007). “Electrical Contracting Best Safety Practices.” ELECTRI International: The Foundation for Electrical Construction. Index No. F2704.
    • Rojas, E. (2007). “Single vs. Multiple Prime Contracting.” ELECTRI International: The Foundation for Electrical Construction. Index No. F2701.
    • Chinowsly, P. and Rojas, E. (2002). “Virtual Teams: A Guideline for Successful Implementation.” CII Research Report 170-11.
    • Rojas, E., Mejía, A. and Espínola, V. (2001). “New Business Opportunities for U.S. and Mexican Electrical Contractors.” The Electrical Contracting Foundation. Index No. F2007-6000.
    • Rojas, E. (2001). “Technology Transfer for Mexican Electrical Contracting Firms.” Management Proceedings of NECA’s 100th Anniversary Convention. NECA, 77-89.

Invited Lectures and Presentations:


  • “Developing Educational Games and Simulations” (2008). Graduate Seminar in Industrial Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, May.
  • “Student-Created Digital Content in UW Courses” (2007). Catalyst Spark Sessions, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, November.
  • “Educational Games and Simulations in Construction Engineering” (2007). Design Machine Group Colloquium, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, February.
  • “Cross-Border Working Relationships in the Electrical Contracting Industry” (2006). Cross-Border Meeting between Mexican and U.S. Electrical Contractors, San Antonio, Texas, February.
  • “Electrical Technology Institute: The Road Ahead” (2006). Research Meeting of ELECTRI International, San Diego, California, January.
  • “Measuring Labor Productivity” (2005). The Academy of Electrical Contractors, Vancouver, B.C., June.
  • “Development of a State-of-the-Art Facility to Support Construction Research and Education” (2005). Puget Sound NECA Chapter, Seattle, Washington.
  • “Encouraging the Millennium Generation to Join the Electrical Industry” (2004). NECA’s 2004 Annual Convention, Los Angeles, California, October.
  • “Reverse Auctions: Friend or Foe?” (2004). NECA’s 2004 Annual Convention, Los Angeles, California, October.
  • “Encouraging Recruitment in the Electrical Contracting Industry” (2004) NECA’s Future Leaders Conference, Skokie, Chicago, July.
  • “How Can We Solve the Construction Industry’s Labor Shortage Problem in North America?”
  • (2003). NECA’s 2003 Annual Convention, Orlando, Florida, October.
  • “Situational Simulations in Construction Engineering and Management” (2003). University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, March.
  • “Electrical Technology Institute” (2002), NECA’s 2002 Annual Convention, October.
  • “The Unionized Electrical Contracting Industry in the United States” (2002) Colegio de Peritos Electricistas de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, October.
  • “Latin America: The New Land of Opportunities?” (2002). Annual Meeting of NECA’s Executive Committee, Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, June.
  • “Virtual Coach: A Visualization-based Decision-Making Environment for the Construction Industry” (2000). University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, November.
  • “Information Technologies in Civil Engineering: New Horizons” (2000). University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, October.
  • “Virtual Coach: A Visualization-based Decision-Making Environment for the Construction Industry” (2000). University of Florida at Gainesville, Gainesville, Florida, February.
  • “New Delivery Systems for Research Results: Utility Deregulation: A Case Study” (2000). NECA’s 2000 Annual Convention, Seattle, Washington, September.
  • “Technology Transfer in Mexico” (2000). ACEN Meeting, Monterrey, Mexico. May.
  • “Technology Transfer for Mexican Electrical Contractors” (1999). Expo-Instalaciones ’99. Mexico City, Mexico. September.
  • “Technical Training for Mexican Electrical Contracting Firms: A Feasibility Study” (1999). The Electrical Contracting Foundation. ELECTRI’21 Council Meeting. Chicago, Illinois, July.
  • “Web-centric Systems: A New Paradigm for Collaborative Engineering” (1998). ASCE Buffalo Section Seminar Series. Buffalo, New York. September.

Languages:


  • English and Spanish