Room 201B
Kearney Hall
Office Phone: 
541-737-8913
Fax: 
541-737-3052
Civil & Construction Engineering
Professor
Robert C. Wilson Faculty Scholar
Member of National Academy of Construction
 
Education:
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Washington, 1996
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1987
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1986
 
Interests and Research:
Dr. John Gambatese’s technical and research interests include construction safety, work zone design, constructability, sustainability, design-construction interface, temporary construction structures, construction site operations, and systems engineering. Current and recent research projects address issues related to construction worker health and safety, design of construction and maintenance work zones, Prevention through Design (PtD), construction systems and industrialization, innovative safety technologies, and temporary structures.
 

Recent Research Papers, Presentations, and Projects:

  • Jin, Z. and Gambatese, J. (2022). “Musculoskeletal Disorders in Concrete Formwork Construction.” In Proceedings of the Construction Institute and Construction Research Congress Joint Conference 2022, ASCE, Arlington, VA, March 9-12, 2022.
  • Okpala, I., Nnaji, C., and Gambatese, J. (2022). “Investigating Hazards and Safety Risks Inherent in Human-Robot Interactions.” In Proceedings of the Construction Institute and Construction Research Congress Joint Conference 2022, ASCE, Arlington, VA, March 9-12, 2022.
  • Gambatese, J., Louis, J., and Nnaji, C. (2022). “Guide to Alternative Technologies for Preventing and Mitigating Vehicle Intrusions into Highway Work Zones.” National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), Research Report #1003, National Academies Press, DOI: 10.17226/26625, https://nap.nationalacademies.org/catalog/26625/guide-to-alternative-technologies-for-preventing-and-mitigating-vehicle-intrusions-into-highway-work-zones.
  • Gambatese, J., Pontsler, D., and Nnaji, C. (2021). “Using Visual Literacy to Improve Hazard Recognition in Electric Utility Designs: Literature Review.” Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Technical Update 3002021113, Dec. 2021, https://www.epri.com/research/programs/014875/results/3002021113.
  • Osburn, L., Lee, H.W., and Gambatese, J. (2022). “Formal Prevention through Design (PtD) Process and Implementation for Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Worker Safety” (Case Study). Journal of Management in Engineering, ASCE, 38(5), 05022011, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0001083.
  • Ahmed, A., Mohammed, H.A., Gambatese, J., and Hurwitz, D.S. (2020). “Effects of Flashing Blue Lights Mounted on Paving Equipment on Vehicle Speed Behavior in Work Zones.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 147(9), 04021101, DOI: 10.2061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0002133.
  • Karakhan, A.A., Gambatese, J.A., Simmons, D.R., and Al-Bayati, A.J. (2020). “Identifying Pertinent Indicators for Assessing and Fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion of the Construction Workforce.” Journal of Management in Engineering, ASCE, 37(2), 04020114, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000885.