Min Liu

Associate Professor, Edward I. Weisiger Distinguished Scholar

Dr. Min Liu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University. She received a Ph.D. degree in Engineering Project Management from University of California, Berkeley in 2007.


Ph.D. 2007

Civil Engineering

University of California, Berkeley

M.S. 2001

Construction Engineering

National University of Singapore

M.S. 1997

Civil Engineering

Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology

B.S. 1994

Civil Engineering

Tsingdao Institute of Architecture and Engineering

Research Description

Dr. Liu's research interests include performance and productivity improvement, lean construction (project-based production management for the architecture-engineering-construction industry), and international project management. Current research projects include 1) Identifying, Prioritizing, and Reducing Causes of Variation in Construction Activity Planning, 2) Quantifying the Impact of Change from Project Authorization through Start-up, 3) Cost and Benefit Trade-off Study for Field BIM Application, 4) Global Perspectives on Project, Program, and Portfolio Management in Government, and 5) Preliminary Engineering Cost Estimation for Highway Construction.


Survey Comparing Critical Path Method, Last Planner System, and Location-Based Techniques
Olivieri, H., Seppanen, O., Alves, T. da C. L., Scala, N. M., Schiavone, V., Liu, M., & Granja, A. D. (2019), JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT, 145(12). https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001644
Benefit of cooperation among subcontractors in performing high-reliable planning
Javanmardi, A., Abbasian-Hosseini, S. A., Liu, M., & Hsiang, S. M. (2018), Journal of Management in Engineering, 34(2). https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)me.1943-5479.0000578
Investigating the cost-benefit trade-off of additional planning using parade game simulation
Abbasian-Hosseini, S. A., Liu, M., & Howell, G. (2018), Journal of Management in Engineering, 34(2). https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)me.1943-5479.0000580
Social network analysis for construction crews
Abbsaian-Hosseini, S. A., Liu, M., & Hsiang, S. M. (2017), International Journal of Construction Management, 19(2), 113–127. https://doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2017.1389642
Social network conformity and construction work plan reliability
Abbasian-Hosseini, S. A., Liu, M., & Hsiang, S. M. (2017), Automation in Construction, 78, 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2017.01.004
"Oops" simulation: Cost-benefits trade-off analysis of reliable planning for construction activities
Hajifathalian, K., Howell, G., Wambeke, B. W., Hsiang, S. M., & Liu, M. (2016), Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 142(8). https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)co.1943-7862.0001135
Analysis of workflow variability's impacts on trade and project performance
Javanmardi, A., Abbasian-Hosseini, S. A., Liu, M., & Hsiang, S. M. (2016), Icsdec 2016 - integrating data science, construction and sustainability, 145, 281–287. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.04.075
Effects of idle time restrictions on excess pollution from construction equipment
Abbasian-Hosseini, S. A., Leming, M. L., & Liu, M. (2016), Journal of Management in Engineering, 32(2). https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)me.1943-5479.0000408
Planning for uncertainty: Use of structural equation modelling to determine the causal structure of time buffer allocation
Russell, M. M., Liu, M., & Hsiang, S. M. (2016), Construction Management and Economics, 33(10), 783–798.
What impacts the performance of large-scale government projects?
Patanakul, P., Kwak, Y. H., Zwikael, O., & Liu, M. (2016), International Journal of Project Management, 34(3), 452–466. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2015.12.001

View all publications via NC State Libraries


Safety Management in Complex Environments
Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America(7/12/19 - 5/30/20)
Challenges and Opportunities to Promote Collaborative Scheduling in Construction Projects
Construction Industry Institute(11/01/18 - 9/30/20)
How to Account for Seasonal Population Shifts in Distributing the Powell Bill Allocation Funds
NC Department of Transportation(8/01/18 - 1/31/20)
Breaking through to Collaborative Scheduling: Approaches and Obstacles
Construction Industry Institute(5/11/16 - 10/27/16)
Design of A Construction Expenditure Forecasting and Monitoring Tool for NCDOT Mega Projects
NC Department of Transportation(10/01/14 - 6/30/15)
Using Simulation to Explore the Investment in Planning by Project Teams
Lean Construction Institute (LCI)(9/01/13 - 8/31/14)
Evaluation of Vela Systems to Increase Worker Productivity and Field Efficiency
Skanska USA Building Inc.(6/01/11 - 12/31/11)
Project, Program, and Portfolio Management in Government: Application and Performance
Project Management Institute(1/01/11 - 6/30/13)
Quantifying the Impact of Change from Project Authorization to Start-Up
University of Texas - Austin(9/01/10 - 11/30/13)
Evaluation of the Cost Benefit Trade off for Vela Implementation
Skanska USA Building Inc.(8/16/10 - 5/31/11)