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. 2007

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.

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Best Paper Award, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).,
  • 2016 Outstanding Reviewer, Journal of Construction and Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).,
  • 2015 Outstanding Reviewer, Journal of Construction and Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).,
  • 2015 New Scholar, Construction Industry Institute (CII).,
  • 2014 Best Paper (Second), Construction Research Congress, (CRC).,
  • 2013 Best Paper Award, International Council for Research and Innovation and Building Construction (CIB) W099.,
  • 2013 Best Paper Award, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).,

Publications

Automating and scaling personalized safety training using eye-tracking data
Jeelani, Idris and Han, Kevin and Albert, Alex (2018), AUTOMATION IN CONSTRUCTION, 93(), 63-77.
Effect of distraction on hazard recognition and safety risk perception
Namian, M. and Albert, A. and Feng, J. (2018), Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 144(4), .
Managing active cultural differences in US construction workplaces: Perspectives from non-Hispanic workers
Al-Bayati, Ahmed Jalil and Abudayyeh, Osama and Albert, Alex (2018), JOURNAL OF SAFETY RESEARCH, 66(), 1-8.
Preventing falls: Choosing compatible Fall Protection Supplementary Devices (FPSD) for bridge maintenance work using virtual prototyping
Zuluaga, Carlos M. and Albert, Alex (2018), SAFETY SCIENCE, 108(), 238-247.
Protecting bridge maintenance workers from falls: Evaluation and selection of compatible fall protection supplementary devices
Zuluaga, C. M. and Albert, A. and Arroyo, P. (2018), Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 144(8), .
Development and testing of a personalized hazard-recognition training intervention
Jeelani, I. and Albert, A. and Azevedo, R. and Jaselskis, E. J. (2017), Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 143(5), .
Development of immersive personalized training environment for construction workers
Jeelani, I. and Han, K. and Albert, A. (2017), Computing in Civil Engineering 2017: Sensing, Simulation, and Visualization, (), 407-415.
Empirical measurement and improvement of hazard recognition skill
Albert, A. and Hallowell, M. R. and Skaggs, M. and Kleiner, B. (2017), Safety Science, 93(), 1-8.
Modeling the role of social networks on hazard recognition and communication
Albert, A. and Hallowell, M. R. (2017), Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, 22(4), .
Why do construction hazards remain unrecognized at the work interface?
Jeelani, I. and Albert, A. and Gambatese, J. A. (2017), Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 143(5), .
Collaborating in decision making of sustainable building design: An experimental study comparing CBA and WRC methods
Arroyo, P. and Fuenzalida, C. and Albert, A. and Hallowell, M. R. (2016), Energy and Buildings, 128(), 132-142.
Critical factors that impact construction workers' hazard recognition performance
Namian, M. and Zuluaga, C. M. and Albert, A. (2016), Construction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan, (), 2762-2772.
Development and testing of a personalized hazard-recognition training intervention
Jeelani, I. and Albert, A. and Azevedo, R. and Jaselskis, E (2016), Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, (), .
Impact of training methods on hazard recognition and risk perception in construction
Zuluaga, C. M. and Namian, M. and Albert, A. (2016), Construction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan, (), 2861-2871.
Improving hazard-recognition performance and safety training outcomes: Integrating strategies for training transfer
Namian, M. and Albert, A. and Zuluaga, C. M. and Jaselskis, E. J. (2016), Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 142(10), .
Role of safety training: Impact on hazard recognition and safety risk perception
Namian, M. and Albert, A. and Zuluaga, C. M. and Behm, M. (2016), Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 142(12), .
Why do construction hazards remain unrecognized at the work interface?
Jeelani, I. and Albert, A. and Gambatese, J. (2016), Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, (), .
Multiple baseline testing: experimental method for drawing causal inferences in construction engineering and management research
Albert, A. and Hallowell, M. R. and Lingard, H. and Kleiner, B. M. (2015), Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 141(7), .
Emerging strategies for construction safety and health hazard recognition
Albert, A. and Hallowell, M.R. and Kleiner, B (2014), Journal of Safety, Health, and Environmental Research, 10(2), 152-161.
Enhancing construction hazard recognition with high-fidelity augmented virtuality
Albert, A. and Hallowell, M. and Kleiner, B. and Chen, A. and Golparvar-Fard, M. (2014), Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, (), .
Experimental field testing of a real-time construction hazard identification and transmission technique
Albert, A. and Hallowell, M. and Kleiner, B. (2014), Construction Management and Economics, (), .
Psychological antecedents of risk-taking behavior in construction
Tixier, A. and Hallowell, M. and Albert, A. and Boven, L. and Kleiner, B. (2014), Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, (), .
Enhancing construction hazard recognition and communication with energy-based cognitive mnemonics and safety meeting maturity model: Multiple baseline study
Albert, A. and Hallowell, M. and Kleiner, B. (2013), Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 140(2), .
Measuring the effectiveness of pedagogical innovations using multiple baseline testing
Albert, A. and Hallowell, M. (2013), Proceedings of the 2013 120th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, (), .
Modeling the role of social networks in situational awareness and hazard communication
Albert, A and Hallowell, M.R (2013), Proceedings of the 2012 Construction Research Congress Annual Conference, (), .
Revamping occupational safety and health training: Integrating andragogical principles for the adult learner
Albert, A. and Hallowell, M. (2013), Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, (), .
Safety risk management for electrical transmission and distribution line construction
(2013), Safety Science, 51(1), 118-126.
Teaching construction hazard recognition through high fidelity augmented reality
Tixier, A. and Albert, A. and Hallowell, M. (2013), Proceedings of the 2013 120th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, (), .
Hazard identification in the construction industry
Albert, A and Hallowell, M.R (2012), Proceedings of the 2012 Construction Research Congress Annual Conference, (), .
Integrating andragogical learning theory into occupational safety and health training
Albert, A and Hallowell, M.R (2012), Proceedings of the 2012 Working Commission on Safety and Health on Construction Sites Annual Conference, (), .
Factors influencing the decision to de-energize transmission and distribution lines for electrical contractor safety
Albert, A. and Hallowell, M. (2011), Canadian Society of Civil Engineers Annual Conference, (), .

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