Alex Albert

Assistant Professor

Dr. Alex Albert is an Assistant Professor in the Construction Engineering and Management Program in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering. He earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2013. He also received a Master’s degree in Structural Engineering from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania in 2010. Dr. Albert’s research focuses on addressing the safety challenges experienced in the construction industry.

 

 

Note: My research group has openings for motivated students interested in addressing safety issues in the construction industry. A limited number of financial assistantships are available.

Education

PH.D. 2013

Civil Engineering

University of Colorado, Boulder

Masters 2010

Structural Engineering`

Lehigh University

B.E.

Civil Engineering

Anna University

Research Description

Dr. Albert’s primary research expertise is in the area of Construction Safety with a particular focus on hazard recognition, risk management, situational awareness, injury prevention, Construction Hazard Prevention through Design (CHPtD), and experimental research. Dr. Albert’s research work has been published in the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Taylor & Francis Construction Management and Economics, Elsevier Safety Science, ASSE Journal of Safety Health and Environmental Research, and others. Dr. Albert’s recent research focused on developing innovative strategies to transform construction hazard recognition. His other past research includes (1) the exploration of a risk-based contingent liability model for electrical transmission and distribution (T&D) line safety investments; (2) modeling the role of social networks in situational awareness and hazard communication; (3) application of andragogical principles for safety knowledge transfer; (4) determination of psychological antecedents of risk-taking behavior in construction; and (5) application of augmented reality for classroom teaching and safety training.

Publications

Why do construction hazards remain unrecognized at the work interface?
Jeelani, I., Albert, A., & Gambatese, J. A. (2017), Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 143(5).
Development and testing of a personalized hazard-recognition training intervention
Jeelani, I., Albert, A., Azevedo, R., & Jaselskis, E. J. (2017), Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 143(5).
Empirical measurement and improvement of hazard recognition skill
Albert, A., Hallowell, M. R., Skaggs, M., & Kleiner, B. (2017), Safety Science, 93, 1-8.
Why do construction hazards remain unrecognized at the work interface?
Jeelani, I., Albert, A., & Gambatese, J. (2016), Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, .
Development and testing of a personalized hazard-recognition training intervention
Jeelani, I., Albert, A., Azevedo, R. & Jaselskis, E. (2016), Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, .
Impact of training methods on hazard recognition and risk perception in construction
Zuluaga, C. M., Namian, M., & Albert, A. (2016), (Construction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan, ) (pp. 2861-2871).
Critical factors that impact construction workers' hazard recognition performance
Namian, M., Zuluaga, C. M., & Albert, A. (2016), (Construction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan, ) (pp. 2762-2772).
Role of safety training: Impact on hazard recognition and safety risk perception
Namian, M., Albert, A., Zuluaga, C. M., & Behm, M. (2016), Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 142(12).
Improving hazard-recognition performance and safety training outcomes: Integrating strategies for training transfer
Namian, M., Albert, A., Zuluaga, C. M., & Jaselskis, E. J. (2016), Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 142(10).
Collaborating in decision making of sustainable building design: An experimental study comparing CBA and WRC methods
Arroyo, P., Fuenzalida, C., Albert, A., & Hallowell, M. R. (2016), Energy and Buildings, 128, 132-142.

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Grants

Measuring and Improving Construction Hazard Stimuli Detection Skill with Eye Tracking Technology
NCSU Faculty Research & Professional Development Fund(7/01/15 - 6/30/16)
Compatibility Testing of Supplemental Fall Protection Devices on NCDOT Bridges
NC Department of Transportation(8/01/15 - 7/31/18)