Bill Obrien

Bill O'Brien, PhD Named Outstanding CII Researcher, 2012 and CII Distinguished Professor, 2009

8/2012 - Dr. William O'Brien was honored by the Construction Industry Institute as the Outstanding Researcher for 2012. CII noted "his consistently solid research design, his practical approach to industry problems, his attention to detail and his precise communication of his findings make the research he produces remarkably useful and user friendly." The award was made at the CII Annual Conference in Baltimore in July. Learn More

Steve Nichols

Steve Nichols, PhD, JD Named Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year, 2011 and Joe J. King Professional Engineering Achievement Award, 2009

Dr. Nichols research interests include topics in engineering design and manufacturing, technology commercialization, and professional aspects of engineering practice. He currently serves in three administrative posts at The University of Texas at Austin (Area Coordinator for Dynamic Systems and Controls in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Center in the Cockrell School of Engineering, and the Director of the AMC Industrial Affiliates Program). As the Director of the M.S.E. in Engineering managment, Dr. Nichols focus on creating and nurturing a culture of technology innovation, creativity, leadership, and entrepreneurship in the program. Learn More

Carlos Caldas

Carlos Caldas, PhD Named Outstanding CII Instructor, 2009 & 2010 and CII Distinguished Professor, 2009

Carlos is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering and a member of the Construction Engineering and Project Management (CEPM) program. He is also the Director of the Field Systems and Construction Automation Laboratory (FSCAL). His current research interests include: information technologies and sensing for project state intelligence, construction automation, real-time project controls, data mining, lessons learned programs, and infrastructure systems. Learn More

Jim O'Conner

Jim O'Connor, PhD Named Outstanding CII Researcher, 2004

Dr. James O'Connor's interests include: Project constructability; advanced construction technologies; pre-construction management systems; project decision/risk analysis, and systems for work process integration. Learn More