Dr. Austin has over 30 years of heavy construction, engineering and facility experience in industrial, transportation and building projects across the full range of project delivery systems. His industry experience is multi-faceted with a strong background in civil engineering and construction management on both domestic and international projects. Having served in responsible charge of projects nationwide, he possesses professional engineering licenses in several states. During his professional tenure he has received awards for construction innovation, superior project performances and one of the projects, a rebuild of a university campus, received industry recognition a project of the year. Dr. Austin earned his Bachelors and Masters in Civil Engineering from the University of Connecticut and University of Texas. He recently earned his Doctorate in Construction Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology where his research focus was on accelerated project deliveries (i.e., faster, more predictable fast-track construction). His publications include a selection of industry articles on concrete technology, project management, safety and quality management. His academic research and writings have been on concrete repairs, structural plastics and flash track project management were funded by the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Construction Industry Institute.
Dr. Austin’s teaching and research interests cross the spectrum of the construction management, with a current focus on project management, construction equipment, planning and scheduling and research and teaching methodologies.
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