Course Description: With the need to be resilient, the road construction industry needs to challenge its status quo to address its long-lasting problems. Two major transformations that can change the landscape of the road construction industry are Lean Construction and Construction 4.0. This webinar will discuss case examples of the implementation of Lean concepts and Construction 4.0 technologies in road projects and highlight the benefits these two transformations offer.

Speaker: Gabe Dadi is the W.L. Raymond and R.E. Shaver Chair Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Kentucky and Construction Engineering and Project Management Program Manager at the Kentucky Transportation Center. He participates in an active research program with over $5M in funding and over 70 publications. He has received research funding from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), and Construction Industry Institute (CII). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Masters of Business Administration, and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering degrees and is also a registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky.

Speaker: Hala Nassereddine is an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Kentucky and a Research Engineer at the Kentucky Transportation Center. She has received research funding from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), Construction Industry Institute (CII), and National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). She holds a Master’s and Doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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