Seokyon Hwang

Contact

Dr. Seokyon Hwang
Interim Director and Associate Professor of Construction Management 

Phone: (409) 880-7557
Email: shwang2@lamar.edu
Office: Galloway Building, Room 221

Ph.D.   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S.   Hanyang University,  Seoul, Korea
B.S.   Hanyang University,  Seoul, Korea

Courses

Masters:

Construction Planning and Scheduling 
Construction Project Management
Construction Cost Estimating and Analysis
Construction Safety Management

Bachelors:

Capstone Construction Project 
Introduction to Construction Management
Construction Planning and Scheduling 
Construction Management Internship
Construction Project Management 
Construction Cost Estimating and Analysis
Heavy Construction Materials and Methods 
Strategic Analysis and Evaluation
Light Construction Materials and Methods
Structural Behavior I 
Structural Behavior II
Sustainability Built Environment & Society
Safety & Industrial Construction

Professional Experience

Academic Experience 

Associate Professor, Lamar University (August, 2014 - Present), Beaumont, Texas.

Assistant Professor, Lamar University (July, 2008 - Present), Beaumont, Texas.  

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Cahampaign (January, 2008 - May, 2008), Urbana, Illinois.  

Teaching/Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Cahampaign (August, 2002 - December, 2006), Urbana, Illinois.  

Non-Academic Experience 

Summer Intern, W.E. O'Neil Construction (June, 2005 - August, 2005), Chicago, Illinois.  

Summer Intern, W.E. O'Neil Construction (June, 2004 - August, 2004), Chicago, Illinois.  

Summer Intern, W.E. O'Neil Construction (June, 2003 - August, 2003), Chicago, Illinois.  

Engineer, Daewoo Engineering and Construction (January, 1997 - December, 2001), Seoul, Korea.   

Service

Professional Service 

Academic Conference: Moderator / Facilitator
2013:  5th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management (International).
2012:  5th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management (International).
2009:  26th Int. Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC).  

Assurance of Learning- Professional Service
2018:  ACCE.  ACCREDITATION VISIT - A visiting team member to California State University Sacramento
October 27 - 30, 2018

Reviewer - Article / Manuscript
2018:  Automation in Construction.
2018:  ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.
2015 – 2016:  Automation in Construction (International).
2015:  ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (International).
2014:  J. Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE (International).
2014:  J. Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE (International).
2014:  Construction Management and Economics, Routledge (International).
2013:  5th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management.   Conference Technical Committee 
2012:  Construction Management and Economics, Routledge (International).   
2009 – 2012:  J. Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE (National). 
2009 – 2012:  J. Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE (National).   
2010:  Construction Management and Economics, Routledge.   
2009 – 2010:  Construction Management and Economics, Routledge.
2009 – 2010:  J. Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, ASCE.  

Member: Committee/Task Force
2012:  5th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management (International).   Technical committee (2012-2013)
2010 – 2012:  Construction Industry Institute Academic Committee (National).  
2010:  Construction Industry Institute (CII) Meeting.   Academic committee meeting

Other Professional Service Activities
2015:  Workshop on Project Planning and Control (Local). Organized the workshop and taught P6 as an instructor to industry practitioners
2013:  5th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management (International).   Conference Technical Committee
2009 – 2012:  Technical Advisory Panel for Texas Department of Transportation (State).   

Presentation
2012:  Workshop on Project Planning and Control (Regional).  Program Organizer and Instructor
2010:  Workshop on Project Planning and Control.    Program Organizer and Instructor

Reviewer: Conference Paper
2018:  ASC International Conference.   The conference will be held in 2019.
2015:  ASC International Conference (International). Conference will be held in 2016.
2014:  2015 ASC Annual Conference (International).
2013:  2014 Construction Research Congress (International).
2012:  2012 Construction Research Congress, ASCE (International).   
2012:  5th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management (International).   
2012:  2013 ASC Annual International Conference (International).   
2011:  28th Int. Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (International).
2010:  Associated Schools of Construction's International Proceedings of the 46th Annual Conference. 
2009:  2010 Construction Research Congress.   
2008:  2009 Construction Research Congress.  
2008:  26th Int. Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC). 

Institutional Service 

Department Assignments

Assurance of Learning  Institutional Service:
2018-2019:  Construction Management Program-Reaccreditation
2016-2017 – 2018-2019:  Management of software for Construction Management Program  
2016-2017:  CM Program - Employer/alumni survey  

Chair:
2018-2019:  Construction Management Program - Reaccreditation  
2016-2017 – 2018-2019:  Management of software for Construction Management Program  
2016-2017:  CM Program - Employer/alumni survey  
2015:  Construction Management Course Planning and Assessment Committee 
2014:  Reese Construction Management Course Planning and Assessment Committee  

Faculty Advisor:
2014 – 2015– 2018-2019:  Construction Management Student Association  
2012:  Co-advisor of Lamar Construction Management Student Association  
2010 -2011:  Co-advisor of Lamar Construction Management (CM) Club  
Member:
2015:  Construction Management Faculty Search  
2014-2015:  CM Faculty Search  
2012:  Committee for Civil Engineering ABET Accreditation  
2012:  Lamar CM program ACCE accreditation preparation  
2011:  Faculty search committee for Civil Engineering Department  
2011:  Faculty search committee for Civil Engineering Department
2010:  Committee for course planning of Civil Engineering Department 

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2018:  Lamar Open House - Construction Management Program Rep.  
2013-2014:  CM Program Accreditation Prep  
2012-2013:  Represent CM program for open house  
2012-2013:  Advise undergraduate student research:  Research Assistant: Jeffrey Bernjeron  

Writing Student Recommendations:
2012:  Recommendation Letters for CM Students Internship  
2012-2013:  Reese Construction Management Program 

College Assignments

Assurance of Learning - Institutional Service:
2015 – 2016:  MBA Aspen Case Competition - Judge  

Member:
2017-2018:  Graduate Program Committee  
2016-2017 – 2017-2018:  Committee on CoB Research Center  
2015-2016 – 2017-2018:  Undergraduate Programs Committee  
2016-2017:  Graduate Programs Committee  
2015-2016:  Faculty Academic and Professional Impact Committee  
2012-2013 – 2014-2015:  Faculty Development Committee Lamar University    

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2015:  College of Business Strategic Planning Workshop 1,2,3  

Member:
2018:  MS Thesis Committee Member  
2018-2019:  COB Undergraduate Programs Committee  
2016 – 2018:  University Merit/Professor - COB Committee  
2017-2018:  2023 Growth Committee  
2011 – 2012:  College of Engineering graduate student comprehensive exam committee  
2010 – 2011:  Committee for Ph.D. in Energy Engineering Program proposal  
2010:  Master Thesis Committee  

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2018-2019:  Graduate Comprehensive Exam Committee  

University Assignments

Faculty Advisor:
2010-2011:  Mentor to EWB-USA, Lamar Chapter  

Member:
2018-2019:  Associate Provost for ORPSA Search Committee  
2017-2018:  Faculty Developmental Leave Committee (Faculty Senate)  
2017-2018:  Lamar Univ Faculty Senate  
2016-2017:  Doctor of Engineering - Civil Engineering Dept. Thesis / Dissertation Committee  
2016-2017:  Doctor of Engineering - Industrial Engineering Dept. Thesis / Dissertation Committee  
2015-2016:  Faculty Senate - Developmental Leave Committee  

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2018-2019:  Graduate Comprehensive Exam Committee 

Community Service 

Other Community Service Activities
2015:  Building two raised planter boxes for handicapped
2015:  Recycling Receptacles for the Lamar Sustainability Office,  Design and construction of three receptacles (small shed style)
2014:  Design and construction of a building for a local church, Designed and managed a building (pump house) for a local church a service project.  Arranged and managed participation of students (CMGT 2310 and 4320 class) in this project.
2013:  Support a local church for constructing a new church building
2011:  Park Improvement Construction,  Community Service Project in conjunction with Lamar CM Program and the City of Beaumont
2009:  Handicapped Ramp Construction,  Building a handicapped ramp in conjunction with Lamar CM program

Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Articles 

  • Tokgoz, B. E., Safa, M., & Hwang, S. (2017).  Resilience Assessment for Power Distribution Systems.   International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering.
  • Hwang, S. (2015).  A Bayesian Approach for Forecasting Errors of Budget Cost Estimates.   Journal of Civil Engineering and Management.
  • Shahi, A., Safa, M., McCabe, B., Safa, M., Hwang, S., 6th Author - Steven McCrary, Lamar Univ., United States of America (2015).  Creating a memorable lecture and facilitating comprehension.   Southwestern Business Administration Journal.
  • Hwang, S. (2011).  Ultra-wide Band Technology Experiments for Real-Time Prevention of Tower Crane Collisions.   Automation in Construction, 22, 545-553.
  • Hwang, S. (2010).  Time Series Models for Forecasting Construction Costs Using Time Series Indexes.   Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 137 (9), 656-662.
  •  Hwang, s., & Liu, L. (2010).  Contemporaneous Time Series and Forecasting Methodologies for Predicting Short-Term Productivity.  Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 136 (9), 1047-1055.
  •  Hwang, S. (2010).  Cross-Validation of Short-Term Productivity Forecasting Methodologies.   Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 136 (9), 1037-1046.
  • Hwang, s. (2009).  Dynamic Regression Models for Prediction of Construction Cost.   Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 135 (5), 360-367.
  •  Hwang, s., Kim, J., Son, J., & Son, C. (1997).  Optimal Management of Precast Concrete Panels in Apartment Construction.  Journal of Architectural Institute of Korea, 13 (4), 417-428.
    Teaching and Learning Scholarship

 

Refereed Proceedings 

  • Alam, M., Tokgoz, B., Safa, M., & Hwang, S. (2018).  Evaluation of Effects of Wind Speed on Resilience of Electric Poles.   The Annual Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC).
  • Safa, M., Hwang, S., & Tokgoz, B. (2017).  Improving Disaster Resilience of Power Distribution Network Using Photogrammetry Technology.   2017 CSCE Annual Conference.
  • Tokgoz, B., Safa, M., & Hwang, S. (2017).  Resilience Assessment of Power Distribution Systems.   19th Conference on Critical Infrastructure Systems Engineering.
  • Tokgoz, B., Hwang, S., & Safa, M. (2017).  An Innovative Approach to Increasing Power Distribution Network Resilience.   2017 International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Constructed Infrastructure Facilities.
    Shahi, A., Safa, M., McCabe, B., Safa, M., & Hwang, S. (2015).  Creating a memorable lecture.   23rd ANNUAL SOUTHWESTERN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION TEACHING CONFERENCE.
  • Hwang, S., & Safa, M. (in press, 2017).  Learning Advanced Decision-Making Techniques and Technologies through a Collaborative Project.   ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering.
  • Hwang, S., & Safa, M. (2016).  Collaborative Learning via Vertical Integration of Multiple Classes.   Construction Research Congress (CRC).
  • Safa, M., Shahi, A., Karimidorabati, S., Hwang, S., & McCrary, S. (2016).  Discrete-Event Simulation for Optimizing and Planning of an Intersection.   2016 ASC International Conference.
  • Hwang, S. & Safa, M. (in press, 2015).  Collaborative Learning via Vertical Integration of Multiple Classes.   Construction Research Congress (CRC).
  • Hwang, S. (2015).  An Analytical Approach to Evaluating Effectiveness of Lift Configuration.   the ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering.
  • Shahi, A., Safa, M., McCabe, B., Safa, M., & Hwang, S. (2015).  Creating a memorable lecture.   23rd ANNUAL SOUTHWESTERN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION TEACHING CONFERENCE.
  • Hwang, S. (2014).  Organizational Issues Impacting Tacit Knowledge Sharing in the Construction Organizations.   2014 Construction Research Congress.
  • Hwang, S. (2013).  Probabilistic Measurement of Risk Associated with Initial Cost Estimates.   5th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management.
  • Hwang, S. & Liu, L. (2011).  Radio Frequency Technology Incorporated Approaches to Equipment Collisions on Jobsites.   28th Int. Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, United States: .
  • Hwang, S. (2011).  Anatomy of Construction Equipment Move and Algorithms for Collision Detection.   28th Int. Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction.
  • Hwang, S., & Liu, L. (2010).  BIM for Integration of Automated Real-Time Project Control Systems.   2010 Construction Research Congress, United States:.
  • McCrary, S., & Hwang, S. (2010).  Toward an Understanding of Sustainability in the Construction Industry Using Diffusion of Innovation Theory.   Associated Schools of Construction's International Proceedings of the 46th Annual Conference.
  •  Hwang, S., & McCrary, S. (2010).  Project-Based Service-Learning in an Undergraduate Course: Challenges, Lessons, and Recommendations.   Associated Schools of Construction's International Proceedings of the 46th Annual Conference., United States:
  • Hwang, S. (2009).  Planning Temporary Elevators for Building Construction.   2009 Construction Research Congress, United States:
  • Hwang, S. (2009).  Dynamic Modeling Impact of Lane Closure on Traffic.   26th Int. Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC), United States:.
  • Hwang, S., & Liu, L. (2007).  Modeling Excavation Process Using Dynamic Modeling Approach.   the ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering.
  • Hwang, S., & Liu, L. (2005).  Proactive Project Control Using Productivity Data and Time Series Analysis.   the ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, United States:.
  • Hwang, S., Trupp, T., & Liu, L. (2003).  Needs and Trends of IT-based Construction Field Data Collection.   the 4th Joint Int. Symposium on Information Technology in Civil Engineering, United States:.
  • Hwang, S., & Kim, J. (1996).  Optimal Coordination between Production, Transportation, and Installation Activities of Precast Concrete Panels.   1996 Spring Conference of Architectural Institute of Korea.

Book 

  • Hwang, S. (2011).  Proactive Planning and Control of Construction Projects LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing.  

Presentation of Refereed Papers 

  • Alam, M., Tokgoz, B., Safa, M., & Hwang, S. (2018). Evaluation of Effects of Wind Speed on Resilience of Electric Poles.  The Annual Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, Florida.
  • Hwang, S. & Safa, M. (2017). Learning Advanced Decision-Making Techniques and Technologies through a Collaborative Project.  ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, Seattle, Texas.
  • Safa, M., Hwang, S., & Tokgoz, B. (2017). Improving Disaster Resilience of Power Distribution Network Using Photogrammetry Technology.  2017 ASC International Conference, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Tokgoz, B., Safa, M., & Hwang, S. (2017). Resilience Assessment of Power Distribution Systems.  19th Conference on Critical Infrastructure Systems Engineering, San Francisco, California.
  • Tokgoz, B., Hwang, S., & Safa, M. (2017). An Innovative Approach to Increasing Power Distribution Network Resilience.  2017 International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Constructed Infrastructure Facilities, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
  • Hwang, S. & Safa, M. (2016). Collaborative Learning via Vertical Integration of Multiple Classes.  Construction Research Congress (CRC), San Juan Puerto Rico, United States of America.
  • Safa, M., shahi, A., Karimidorabati, S., Hwang, S., & McCrary, S. (2016).Discrete-Event Simulation for Optimization and Planning of an Intersection.  2016 ASC International Conference, Provo, Utah.
  • Hwang, S. (2015). An Analytical Approach to Evaluating Effectiveness of Lift Configuration.   the ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, Austin, Texas.
  • Hwang, S. (2013). Probabilistic Measurement of Risk Associated with Initial Cost Estimates.   5th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management, Garden Grove, California.
  • Hwang, S. & Liu, L. (2011). Radio Frequency Technology Incorporated Approaches to Equipment Collisions on Jobsites.   28th Int. Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Seoul, Korea.
  • Hwang, S. (2011). Anatomy of Construction Equipment Move and Algorithms for Collision Detection.   28th Int. Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Seoul, Korea.
  • Hwang, S. & McCrary, S. (2010). Project-Based Service-Learning in an Undergraduate Course: Challenges, Lessons, and Recommendations. Associated Schools of Construction's International Proceedings of the 46th Annual Conference., Boston, Texas
  • Hwang, S. & Liu, L. (2010). BIM for Integration of Automated Real-Time Project Control Systems.  2010 Construction Research Congress, Banff, Canada-Alberta.
  • Hwang, S. (2009). Planning Temporary Elevators for Building Construction. 2009 Construction Research Congress, Seattle, Texas.
  • Hwang, S. (2009). Dynamic Modeling Impact of Lane Closure on Traffic.  26th Int. Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC), Austin, Texas.
  • Hwang, S. & Liu, L. (2007). Modeling Excavation Process Using Dynamic Modeling Approach.  the ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, Pittsburgh, Texas.
  • Hwang, S. & Liu, L. (2005). Proactive Project Control Using Productivity Data and Time Series Analysis.  the ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, Cancun, Texas.
  • Hwang, S., Trupp, T., & Liu, L. (2003). Needs and Trends of IT-based Construction Field Data Collection.  the 4th Joint Int. Symposium on Information Technology in Civil Engineering, Nashville, Texas.
  • Hwang, S. & Kim, J. (1996). Optimal Coordination between Production, Transportation, and Installation Activities of Precast Concrete Panels. 1996 Spring Conference of Architectural Institute of Korea, Seoul, Texas.

Presentations of Non-Refereef Papers

  •  Alam, M., Tokgoz, B., & Hwang, S. (2018). Optimal Resource Allocation to Enhance Utility Pole Resilience to Natural Disasters. Invited presentation at The 6th annual STEM Conference at Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas.
  • Hwang, S. (2018). TEXO Projects of Construction Management at Lamar University. Invited presentation at TEXO Building Knowledge Conference, Dallas, Texas.

Patents/Inventions

  • 2016 - A multifaceted stock-demand matching (MSDM) algorithm and a software program for minimizing solid lumber waste. Submitted 'Invention Disclosure Form' to Lamar University. In review.

Research Reports

  • 2013: Hwang, S., Investigating Tacit Knowledge Sharing Process at Regional Construction Companies via System Dynamics Approach., submitted to Lamar University.
  • 2011: Hwang, S., Automatic Monitoring of Equipment Moves for Safety on Construction Sites: A Pilot Study with Tower Cranes., submitted to Lamar University.

Grants 

Funded

  • 2018: Shahandashti, M., Mattingly, S., & Hwang, S., Synthesis of Safety Application in Winter Weather Operations, Co-Principal Investigator, TxDOT.  In collaboration with researchers at UT Arlington; Total Budget = $49,998.
  • 2018: Tokgoz, B., Hwang, S., & Zhang, J., Computer Vision-based Method for Monitoring and Assessing the Health of Railroad Tracks" (Submitted two times, not funded), Co-Principal Investigator.  Center for Advances in Port Management, Lamar University; Amount $34,979; Duration 6/1/2018 – 8/31/2019.
  • 2018: Tokgoz, B., Hwang, S., & Zhang, J., Resilience Enhancements of Electric Power Distribution Lines Using Computer Vision Technology and Public Calls, Co-Principal Investigator.  Submitted a letter of intent as a co-PI to The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine Gulf Research Program Thriving Communities Grant 5.
  • 2016: Safa, M., Hwang, S., & Tokgoz, B., An Innovative Approach to Increasing Power Distribution Network Resilience under Pre- and Post-disaster Situation, Co-Principal Investigator. Spnsor: Lamar University ($15,000) .
  • 2015: Safa, M. & Hwang, S., A 3D Visualization Technology-based Model for Automated Inspection of Power Distribution Facilities, Co-Principal Investigator.  Submitted to ELECTRI INTERNATIONAL.
  • 2015 [Year 1 of 3]: Hwang, S., Safa, M., & Flosi, A., Lamar university Sustainability Initiative: Impacting Lamar University, Southeast Texas, and Beyond, Principal Investigator. Submitted a letter of intent to Lamar University (President).
  • 2015 [Year 1 of 2]: Hwang, S., Safa, M., & Eren, B., An Innovative Approach to Increasing Power Distribution Network Resilience under Pre- and Post-disaster, Principal Investigator.  Submitted a letter of intent to Lamar University (President Office).
  • 2014: Hwang, S. Reforming organizational culture toward knowledge sharing to enhance training entry level employees, Principal Investigator, ELECTRI International.
  • 2014: Hwang, S. Multi-dimensional assessment of capacity and competitiveness of the electrical specialty contractor in integrated project delivery system, Principal Investigator, ELECTRI International.
  • 2013: Hwang, S. Quantification of the Impact of Balance Work on Electrical Contractor's Performance, Principal Investigator. Research Proposal Summary; 18 months; $45,000; Funding Agency: ELECTRI International .
  • 2013: Hwang, S. Dynamic Planning and Control of Material Purchase and Inventory in Electrical Construction, Principal Investigator. Full proposal; 1 year; $7,000; ELECTRI International.
  • 2012: Hwang, S. Investigating Tacit Knowledge Sharing Process at Regional Construction Companies via System Dynamics Approach, Principal Investigator.
  • 2009: Hwang, S. Automatic monitoring of equipment moving path for improving safety on construction sites, Principal Investigator.  
  • 2009: Hwang, S. Automatic tracking of construction objects and operations for construction process analysis and control, Principal Investigator.

Teaching

  • 2018: Hwang, S. 2018 TEXO Grant - Construction Falsework Lab, Principal Investigator. The decision was made in Jan 2018. Total Amount Awarded: $2,500. Internal Matching from the College of Business $2,500
  • 2016: Hwang, S., Safa, M., & McCrary, S., 2016 TEXO Grant - Multi-Purpose Steel Construction Modules, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: TEXO ($3,000), Internal matching fund from the College of Business = $3,000.

Working Papers

  • Hwang, S. (2016). "A multifaceted stock-demand matching algorithm for reducing waste of linear materials," targeted for Automation in Construction.
  • Hwang, S. & Safa, M. (2016). "An Innovative Approach for Teaching Advanced Technologies in Engineering and Construction Discipline," targeted for International Journal of Construction Education and Research.
  • Tokgoz, B., Hwang, S., & Safa, M. (2016). "An Innovative Approach To Increasing Power Distribution Network Resilience," targeted for 2017 International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Constructed Infrastructure Facilities.
  • Safa, M., Hwang, S., & Tokgoz, B. (2016). "Improving Disaster Resilience of Power Distribution Network Using Photogrammetry Technology," targeted for 2017 CSCE Annual Conference.
  • Safa, M. & Hwang, S. (2016). "A Model for Increasing Power Distribution Network Resilience," targeted for Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management.

Other Research

  • 2017: Alam, M., Safa, M., Hwang, S., & Tokgoz, B., Resilience Metric Determination for the Electric Distribution Poles.   Poster Presentation; Texas Hurricane Conference, University of Houston, Houston, TX, August 2017

Not Funded

  • 2015: Safa, M. & Hwang, S., A 3D Visualization Technology-based Model for Automated Inspection of Power Distribution Facilities, Co-Principal Investigator.  Submitted to ELECTRI INTERNATIONAL.
  • 2014: Hwang, S. Reforming organizational culture toward knowledge sharing to enhance training entry level employees, Principal Investigator, ELECTRI International.
  • 2014: Hwang, S. Multi-dimensional assessment of capacity and competitiveness of the electrical specialty contractor in integrated project delivery system, Principal Investigator, ELECTRI International.
  • 2013: Hwang, S. Quantification of the Impact of Balance Work on Electrical Contractor's Performance, Principal Investigator. Research Proposal Summary; 18 months; $45,000; Funding Agency: ELECTRI International .
  • 2013: Hwang, S. Dynamic Planning and Control of Material Purchase and Inventory in Electrical Construction, Principal Investigator. Full proposal; 1 year; $7,000; ELECTRI International.

Pending

  • 2016: Hwang, S., Safa, M., & McCrary, S., Multi-Purpose Steel Construction Modules, Principal Investigator.  2016 TEXO Grant Proposal (Internal matching fund from the College of Business = $10,000).
  • 2015 [Year 1 of 3]: Hwang, S., Safa, M., & Flosi, A., Lamar university Sustainability Initiative: Impacting Lamar University, Southeast Texas, and Beyond, Principal Investigator. Submitted a letter of intent to Lamar University (President).
  • 2015 [Year 1 of 2]: Hwang, S., Safa, M., & Eren, B., An Innovative Approach to Increasing Power Distribution Network Resilience under Pre- and Post-disaster, Principal Investigator.  Submitted a letter of intent to Lamar University (President Office).

Research Reports 

  • 2013: Hwang, S., Investigating Tacit Knowledge Sharing Process at Regional Construction Companies via System Dynamics Approach., submitted to Lamar University.
  • 2011: Hwang, S., Automatic Monitoring of Equipment Moves for Safety on Construction Sites: A Pilot Study with Tower Cranes., submitted to Lamar University.