The Master of Science in Construction Management program features expert faculty from the UW departments of Construction Management and Civil & Environmental Engineering, along with top professionals in the field.
Giovanni Migliaccio - Director
Giovanni Migliaccio is the chair and an associate professor in the Department of Construction Management. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on a variety of topics, including construction materials and methods, project management, utility system construction and research methods in construction. His primary research interests are project delivery systems, construction ergonomics, project collaboration and project risk analysis. He earned a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Texas, Austin.
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Ahmed Abdel Aziz
Ahmed Abdel Aziz is an associate professor in the Department of Construction Management. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on a variety of topics, including project planning and control, project risk and economic analysis, construction cost estimating and project management. His primary research interests are in developing public-private partnerships for infrastructure development, quantitative modeling and risk analysis, and project planning and control. He holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of British Columbia.
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Bill Bender is a professor in the Department of Construction Management. He has more than 35 years of experience in the construction industry. His research interests include sustainable construction, project risk and management. He holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Maryland.
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Yong-Woo Kim is a professor in the Department of Construction Management. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in project delivery systems, lean construction and project cost analysis. His primary research interests are lean project delivery systems, sustainable construction and project cost management. Kim holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
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Tim Larson is a professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, where he teaches courses on air pollution control and air quality modeling. He is also the co-director of online Master of Science in Civil Engineering: Energy Infrastructure.
Larson has more than 35 years of experience in air quality research, specifically in characterization of urban air pollution and its sources. His major focus in recent years has been on assessment of human exposure to outdoor air pollutants, and he has collaborated with other UW researchers on many projects related to the health consequences of exposure to air pollution. He holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Washington.
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Hyun Woo ("Chris") Lee
Hyun Woo (“Chris”) Lee is an assistant professor in the Department of Construction Management. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in construction documents, cost estimating, sustainable construction and utility system constructions. His research interests center on integrating advanced financial analysis, project development and management strategies in the process of delivering energy-efficient commercial buildings and sustainable infrastructures. His areas of expertise include advanced risk assessment for energy efficiency investments, lean design and development of sustainable infrastructures, IT innovation in project management, and construction safety. Lee previously taught at Oregon State University and spent seven years in the U.S. and Korean construction industries as a field engineer, project engineer and estimator. He holds a bachelor of science in architectural engineering from Seoul National University and a Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
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Joe Mahoney is a professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. He directs the online Master of Science in Civil Engineering: Construction Engineering, a degree jointly offered by the departments of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Construction Management, and is co-director of the Master of Science in Civil Engineering: Energy Infrastructure. He is also a co-founder of Pavia Systems, a company that specializes in online learning and cloud-based applications for the construction industry.
Mahoney’s research interests include energy and energy infrastructure; using the internet as a delivery system for collaboration including training; self-directed learning tools; and the development and use of online databases for pavement applications. He previously served as director of the Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC). Mahoney holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering from Texas A&M University.
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Mohammad Malakoutian is an affiliate assistant professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, where he teaches courses in structural dynamics, steel-structure design, mechanics of materials, statics, temporary structures and accounting and finance for construction. He has more than 15 years of professional experience in civil engineering and has worked as a structural, civil and project engineer in Iran, Qatar and the United States. Malakoutian holds a Ph.D. in structural engineering and an MBA, both from the University of Washington.
Fady Masoud is an affiliate lecturer of computer-aided construction in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. His work as a consultant for small and large contractors includes developing processes and methods in computer-aided construction and forecasting future needs in the field. He is a partner at Tapestry Partners, a company that provides computer-aided engineering resources. Masoud earned a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Washington.
Christopher May is an affiliate instructor in the Department of Civil Engineering and a professional environmental engineer and freshwater ecologist. He serves as the director of surface and stormwater management in the public works department of Kitsap County. A leader in the field of stormwater management, he has conducted research on the effectiveness of traditional stormwater treatment technologies and has pioneered the use of alternative, low-impact development techniques for controlling stormwater runoff and treating non-point source pollution. His research is focused on the cumulative impacts of watershed development on the aquatic ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest. .He holds a Ph.D. in environmental engineering and science from the University of Washington.
Stephen Muench is an associate professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. His research focuses on the transportation infrastructure realm, with special emphasis on roadway sustainability, construction, pavements, materials and online training. Prior to his academic career, he worked for the consulting company Perteet as a transportation design engineer. He also served as a nuclear submarine officer in the Navy. Muench is chairman of the board of the Greenroads Foundation, a nonprofit that aids communities and the environment by recognizing sustainable transportation projects and promoting sustainability education for transportation infrastructure. He holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Washington.
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John Schaufelberger is the dean of the College of Built Environments. He has more than 45 years of experience in managing the design, construction and maintenance of infrastructure projects. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of construction equipment management, construction practices, construction contract procurement and construction firm management. Prior to joining the department, he served 30 years as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where he managed major construction projects in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, as well as at many locations throughout the United States. Schaufelberger earned a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Illinois.
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Athan Tramountanas is an affiliate instructor in the Department of Construction Management. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in design and construction law. A practicing attorney, he focuses on construction and contract law and complex commercial litigation. Prior to entering law school, Tramountanas worked as a construction project engineer for a general contractor and developer. He holds a bachelor’s in construction management from the University of Washington and a J.D. from Seattle University.