Oral Presentations

“Construction Engineering Education Committee: Past, Present, and Future,” 2018 Construction Research Council Business Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 4, 2018.

 

“Integrating the Co-op Program with Construction Engineering Education,” ASCE/CI Summit 2018, Fort Worth, Texas, March 1st, 2018.

 

“On-site Labor Efficiency Improvement for Rapid Bridge Replacement,” School of Management Science and Engineering, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China, April 22, 2016. (Invited presentation).

 

“Enhancing Highway Work Zone Safety Using Portable Changeable Message Signs,” the 2015 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management, August 11, 2015, Lulea, Sweden (keynote speech).

 

“Enhancing Bridge Replacement Efficiency,” School of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, November 11, 2014 (Invited presentation).

 

“Comparison of Construction Labor Productivity between U.S. and China: Using On-Site Productivity Measurement Methods,” College of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China, November 6, 2014 (Invited presentation).

 

"Development of US Construction Management Practices: From Post WWII to Present," the 4th Conference on Management Innovation in the Chinese Construction Industry, September 26, 2014, Kunming, China.

 

"Improving Highway Work Zone Safety," College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, May 28, 2014, Beijing, China (Invited presentation).

 

"Determining Drivers' Acceptance of Graphic-aided Portable Changeable Message Signs in Highway Work Zones," the 10th Asia Pacific Transportation Development Conference, May 25, 2014, Beijing, China (Invited presentation).

 

"Sustainable Construction: Past, Present, and Future," the 2nd Biennial Conference on Sustainable Business, Energy and Development in Asia, March 17, 2014, Hiroshima, Japan.

 

"Risk Allocation and Dispute Resolution Mechanism in Chinese Public Projects: An Empirical Study," 2013 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management, October 10, 2013, Karlsruhe, Germany (keynote speech).

 

"Rapid Bridge Replacement Techniques after Extreme Events," College of Engineering Management, Shandong Jinzhu University, China, September 17, 2013 (Invited presentation).

 

"Enhancing Bridge Construction Efficiency," the 26th ICTPA Annual Conference, Tampa, Florida, May 26, 2013.

 

"Determining Drivers' Acceptance of Using Graphics on Portable Changeable Message Signs in Highway Work Zones," the 9th Asia Pacific Transportation Development Conference, Chongqing, China, June 30, 2012.

 

“Estimating Highway Pavement Damage Costs Attributed to Truck Traffic,” Mid-America Transportation Center Webinar Series: Built to Last: Sustainable Pavement Design, Construction and Maintenance, February 16, 2012 (Invited presentation).

 

“The Development of the Chinese Construction Industry after the Cultural Revolution,” 2012 International Seminar for Faculty, the International Programs, University of Kansas, January 27, 2012.

 

“Labor Productivity Comparison between Chinese and U.S. Building Construction Projects,” 2011 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management, Guangzhou, China, November 19, 2011 (Keynote speech).

 

“Emerging Technologies in Construction,” School of Management, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, June 7, 2011 (Invited).

 

“Tsinghua University and Its Impact on Chinese Society,” Forum on Higher Education in China, KU Center for East Asian Studies and the Tsinghua Alumni Association of Greater Kansas City Area, The University of Kansas, May 7, 2011.

 

“Research on Highway Work Zone Safety in the United States,” Department of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, April 20, 2011 (Invited).

 

“Overview of the Chinese Construction Industry,” Science and Practice of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, Professional Developing Series, Kansas City, March 14, 2011.

 

“Determining the Effectiveness of Graphic-aided Portable Changeable Message Signs in Highway Work Zones,” the 14 Annual COTA/WCTA Symposium on Transportation Operations and Planning in Mega-Regions, Washington D.C., January 23, 2011.

 

“Determining Major Causes of Highway Work Zone Accidents in Kansas,” Research Program Council Meeting, Kansas Department of Transportation, Topeka, Kansas, October 1, 2010 (Invited).

 

“Challenges of Sustainable Freight Transportation: Carbon Emission, Congestion, and Safety,” School of Economics and Management, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China, August 21, 2010 (Invited).

 

“Improving Work Zone Safety Using Portable Changeable Message Sign,” the 8th Asia Pacific Transportation Development Conference, May 29, 2010, Taiwan.

 

“Development of Empirical Models to Estimate Pavement Damage Cost Attributed to Truck Traffic,” the 8 Asia Pacific Transportation Development Conference, May 28, 2010, Taiwan.

 

“Freight Analysis Framework for Major Metropolitan Areas in Kansas,” Research Program Council Meeting, Kansas Department of Transportation, Topeka, Kansas, March 25, 2010 (Invited).

 

"Enhancing the Capability of Bridge Construction Using the WRITE System," the 89th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 12, 2010.

 

“Determining Pavement Damage Cost Attributed to Truck Traffic in Southwest Kansas,” the 2009 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium, Ames, Iowa, August 20, 2009.

 

“Determine Real-time Labor Productivity for Rapid Bridge Construction,” School of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Civil Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, June 8, 2009 (Invited).

 

“Determining Real-Time Construction Productivity for Enhancing the Capability of Bridge Replacement,” School of Management, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, June 5, 2009 (Invited).

 

“Enhancing the Capability of Rapid Bridge Replacement,” School of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, June 2, 2009 (Invited).

 

“Determining Real-time Construction Productivity for Enhancing the Capability of Rapid Bridge Replacement,” Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri at Kansas City, April 24, 2009 (Invited).

 

"Measuring Construction Productivity Using the WRITE System," 2009 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, Seattle, Washington, April 6, 2009.

 

"Development of Human Pose Analyzing Algorithms for the Determination of Construction Productivity in Real-time," 2009 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, Seattle, Washington, April 5, 2009.

 

"Reducing Work Zone Crashes by Using Emergency Flasher Traffic Control Device," the 88th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 12, 2009.

 

“Reducing Work Zone Crashes by Using Vehicle’s Flashers as a Warning Sign,” Research Program Council Meeting, Kansas Department of Transportation, Topeka, Kansas, October 22nd, 2008 (Invited).

 

“Modern Bridges of China,” Center for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, October 9, 2008 (Invited).

 

“Conducting Business Overseas: Strategies for US A/E/C Firms,” Science and Practice of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, Professional Developing Series, Kansas City, April 28, 2008.

 

“Transportation Logistics and Economics of the Processed Meat and Related Industry in Southwest Kansas,” Research Program Council Meeting, Kansas Department of Transportation, Topeka, Kansas, April 9, 2008 (Invited).

 

“Rapid Bridge Replacement: Processes, Techniques, and Needs for Improvements,” NSF Workshop: Rapid Bridge Replacement after Extreme Events. Beijing, China, October 1, 2007.

 

“Determining the Effectiveness of Temporary Traffic Control Measures in Highway Work Zones,” Mid-Continent Transportation Symposium, Ames, Iowa, August 17, 2007.

 

“Investigating the Impacts of Human Factors on Severe Crashes in Highway Work Zones,” Mid-Continent Transportation Symposium, Ames, Iowa, August 17, 2007.

 

“Evaluating Student Learning Using Pre- and Post-course Assessment,” 2007 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 25, 2007.

 

"Comparison of Contract General Conditions: U.S. AIA-A201 vs. China GF-1999-0201," 2007 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, Grand Bahama Island, May 6, 2007.

 

“Process and Techniques for Rapid Bridge Replacement after Extreme Events,” the 86th Annual TRB Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 23, 2007.

 

“Investigating the Characteristics of Fatal Crashes in the Highway Construction Zones,” Global Unity for Safety & Health in Construction, CIB International Conference, Beijing, China, June 26 - 30, 2006.

 

“Rapid Bridge Replacement after Extreme Events,” Faculty of Civil Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China, June 23, 2006 (Invited).

 

“Construction Education and Research in the United States,” Faculty of Civil Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China, June 22, 2006 (Invited).

 

“Rapid Bridge Replacement Techniques,” Science and Practice of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, Professional Developing Series, Kansas City, February 20, 2006.

 

“Rapid Bridge Replacement Techniques,” Department of Bridge Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, January 5, 2006 (Invited).

 

“Rapid Bridge Replacement after an Extreme Event,” International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering Symposium on Structures and Extreme Events, Lisbon, Portugal, September 16, 2005.

 

“Rapid Bridge Replacement after an Extreme Event,” the 84 Annual TRB Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 12, 2005 (with Dr. William R. Burkett from Texas Tech University).

 

“Similarities between China and the United States,” Center for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, October 20, 2004.

 

“Improving Highway Work Zone Safety,” Science and Practice of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, Professional Developing Series, Kansas City, April 19, 2004.

 

“Lessons Learned from I-40 Webbers Falls Bridge Tragedy,” the 83 Annual TRB Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 13, 2004.

 

“Integrating Innovative Project Delivery Methods into the Construction Curriculum,” the 39 Annual Associated Schools of Construction International Conference, Clemson, South Carolina, April 11, 2003.

 

“Improving Highway Work Zone Safety,” Texas Section of American Society of Civil Engineers Fall Meeting, Waco, Texas, October 2-5, 2002.

 

“Innovative Project Delivery Methods,” Texas Section of American Society of Civil Engineers, Spring Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, March 28-31, 2001.

 

Enhancing Safety through the Life Cycle of Pavement,” Research Management Committee Meeting, Texas Department of Transportation, San Antonio, Texas, November 8, 2001 (Invited).

 

“Quality Control for Robotic Bridge Painting,” Texas Section of American Society of Civil Engineers Spring Meeting, Austin, Texas, April 5-8, 2000.

Poster Presentations

“Energy Harvesting Assessment Using PZT Sensors and Roadway Materials,” the 97th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, January 9, 2018, Washington, D.C.
 

"Effectiveness of Graphic-Aided Portable Changeable Message Signs in Reducing Vehicle Speeds in Highway Work Zones," the 92 TRB Annual Meeting, January 14, 2013, Washington, D.C.

"Determining Significant Factors for Earthmoving in Bridge Construction," the 92 TRB Annual Meeting, January 15, 2013, Washington, D.C.

 

“Determining the Optimal Deployment Location of a Portable Changeable Message Sign in the Upstream of Work Zones,” the 91 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, January 23, 2012, Washington, D.C.

 

“Highway Construction Productivity Measurement Using a Wireless Real-time Productivity Measurement System,” Transportation Research Board 90 Annual Meeting, January 24, 2011, Washington, D.C.

 

“Determining the Effectiveness of PCMS on Reducing Vehicle Speed in Rural Highway Work Zones,” Transportation Research Board 89 Annual Meeting, January 12, 2010, Washington, D.C.

 

“Improving On-site Construction Productivity Using the WRITE System,” 2009 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium, August 20, 2009, Ames, Iowa.

 

"Determining Motorists' Response to Signage in Rural Highway Work Zones," Transportation Research Board 88 Annual Meeting, January 12, 2009, Washington, D.C.

 

"Development of a Wireless Real-time Productivity Measurement System for Bridge Construction," Transportation Research Board 88 Annual Meeting, January 12, 2009, Washington, D.C.

 

“Effectiveness of Temporary Traffic Control Measures in Highway Work Zones,” Transportation Research Board 87th Annual Meeting, January 14, 2008, Washington, D.C.

 

“Fatal and Injury Characteristics in Highway Work Zones,” Transportation Research Board 87th Annual Meeting, January 14, 2008, Washington, D.C.

 

“Development of Crash-Severity-Index Models based on Work Zone Crash Severity Analyses,” Transportation Research Board 87th Annual Meeting, January 14, 2008, Washington, D.C.