Alex Albert

Assistant Professor

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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 PhD 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 received the best paper award from the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) in 2012, and the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) in 2013. He also received the second best paper award at the 2014 Construction Research Congress.  He has actively worked on research projects funded by the Construction Industry Institute (CII), ELECTRI International, and other private companies.

Dr. Albert teaches Building Construction Engineering (CE 466); and Construction Safety Management (CE 565).

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 class-room teaching and safety training.

Publications

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.
Role of safety training: Impact on hazard recognition and safety risk perception
Namian, M., Albert, A., Zuluaga, Carlos M., & Behm, M. (2016), Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, .
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).
Multiple baseline testing: experimental method for drawing causal inferences in construction engineering and management research
Albert, A., Hallowell, M. R., Lingard, H., & Kleiner, B. M. (2015), Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 141(7).

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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 - 7/31/17)