Edward Jaselskis

E.I. Clancy Distinguished Professor

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  • Mann Hall 224A

Dr. Edward Jaselskis is the Jimmy D. Clark Distinguished Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University.  He was educated at the University of Illinois, receiving a BS in general engineering in 1980, an SM in civil engineering (emphasis in construction engineering and project management) from MIT in 1982, and a PhD in civil engineering (emphasis in construction engineering and project management) from the University of Texas-Austin in 1988.  Between the period of his MS and PhD studies, he worked for ExxonMobil as a cost and schedule engineer in New Jersey and field engineer on an open pit coal mine project in Colombia, South America.  He has also worked for Perkins and Will, an architectural engineering firm, as an electrical designer and Bechtel, international construction company, as a civil field engineer.

Dr. Jaselskis has served as a program director for the National Science Foundation in the area of information technology and infrastructure systems and director for the Engineering Policy and Leadership Institute and professor-in-charge of the construction program at Iowa State University.

Dr. Jaselskis is a registered professional engineer in the State of Iowa and has memberships in several organizations (American Society of Civil Engineering, Construction Institute, Transportation Research Board, American Society for Engineering Education, Sigma Xi, and National Society of Professional Engineers).  In addition, he is a member of the Strategic Planning Committee for the Construction Industry Institute.  He is also a member of the National Academy of Construction. Courses Taught:

CE 464 (Legal Aspects of Construction)

CE 564 (Legal Aspects of Construction)

CE 592 (Global Construction Practices)

CE 592 (Preconstruction Engineering and Management)

CE 592 (Construction Industry Institute Best Practices)


Ph.D. 1988

Civil Engineering

The University of Texas at Austin

M.S. 1982

Civil Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

B.S. 1980


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Description

Dr. Jaselskis is interested in determinants of construction project success and innovative construction technologies for improving jobsite productivity. He has conducted research in the areas of construction project success and advanced information technologies with funding provided by federal (National Cooperative Highway Research Program and National Science Foundation), state (Iowa DOT), and industrial sponsors (Weitz, Western Summit, and the Construction Industry Institute. He is currently working on the use of RFID technology to provide continuous tracking of personnel on a construction site and investigating the determinants of construction project success on complex projects.  He is also working on a Construction Industry Institute project to improve project progress and performance assessment.


Critical Factors for Improving Reliability of Project Control Metrics throughout Project Life Cycle
Orgut, R. E., Batouli, M., Zhu, J., Mostafavi, A., & Jaselskis, E. J. (2020), JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT IN ENGINEERING, 36(1). https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000710
Exploring Instrumentation and Sensor Technologies for Highway Design and Construction Projects
Harper, C. M., Tran, D., & Jaselskis, E. (2020), TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD. https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198120930718
Metrics That Matter: Core Predictive and Diagnostic Metrics for Improved Project Controls and Analytics
Orgut, R. E., Zhu, J., Batouli, M., Mostafavi, A., & Jaselskis, E. J. (2018), JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT, 144(11). https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001538
Construction project complexity: Research trends and implications
Luo, L., He, Q. H., Jaselskis, E. J., & Xie, J. X. (2017), Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 143(7). https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)co.1943-7862.0001306
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). https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)co.1943-7862.0001256
Perspectives of the journal of construction engineering and management spanning three decades
Rowings, J. E., Jahren, C. T., & Jaselskis, E. J. (2017), Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 143(9). https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)co.1943-7862.0001380
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). https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)co.1943-7862.0001160
Metrics that matter: Evaluation of metrics and indicators for project progress measurement, performance assessment, and performance forecasting during construction
Orgut, R. E., Batouli, M., Zhu, J., Mostafavi, A., & Jaselskis, E. J. (2016), Construction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan, 189–198. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784479827.020
Capturing the Return on Investment of All-In Building Information Modeling: Structured Approach
Stowe, K., Zhang, S., Teizer, J., & Jaselskis, E. J. (2015), Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, 20(1), 04014027. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)SC.1943-5576.0000221
Successful academic partnership in the development of an international construction practices course
Jaselskis, E. J., Valdes-Vasquez, R., Kalidindi, S. N., Krute, L. D., Guo, H. L., Comiskey, D., & Nelson, D. M. (2015), 2015 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition.

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Expanding the NCDOT’s Current Risk Management Program
NC Department of Transportation(1/01/21 - 6/30/22)
Promoting CII Best Practices/Knowledge Base Topics within the UMM Sector
University of Texas - Austin(12/01/19 - 11/30/20)
Safety Management in Complex Environments
Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America(7/12/19 - 7/31/21)
Emerging Technologies for Construction Delivery
National Academy of Sciences(11/27/18 - 7/29/19)
Post Construction Assessment Program Development
NC Department of Transportation(7/02/18 - 5/31/21)
Emerging Technologies for Construction Delivery
National Academy of Sciences(2/12/18 - 8/12/19)
Future-proofing Projects’ Life Cycle to Regulatory Risks and Impacts
University of Texas - Austin(5/01/17 - 9/30/19)
Planning and Execution Improvement Strategies for Low Activity Waste Pretreatment System (LAWPS)
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(7/21/16 - 8/25/17)
Design of A Construction Expenditure Forecasting and Monitoring Tool for NCDOT Mega Projects
NC Department of Transportation(10/01/14 - 6/30/15)
RT-322 Improving Project Progress and Performance Assessment
University of Texas - Austin(9/01/14 - 8/31/16)