S. Narayan Bodapati, Ph.D., P.E., FASCE

EDUCATION:        B.E. (Civil Engineering), 1956
                              University of Mysore, Mysore, India

M.Sc. (Design Technology), 1965
University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology,
Manchester, U.K

Ph.D. (Building Technology) 1969
University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology,  
Manchester, U.K

REGISTRATION:   Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Missouri

CERTIFICATION:  Certified Professional Constructor, American Institute of Constructors

AWARDS               Received the 1996 Outstanding Professional Engineer in Education Award from the St. Louis
                              Chapter of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers.

HONORS               Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

PE REFRESHER COURSE: MSPE St. Louis Chapter 2012 and 2013

TEACHING/RESEARCH


2006 to present    Adjunct professor, Department of Civil Engineering
                               Missouri University of Science & Technology

2005                      Emeritus Professor, Department of Construction
                               Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

2000 to 2005        Professor and Chair, Department of Construction
                               Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

1995 to 2000        Associate Professor, Department of Construction
                               Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Other Related Activities:


a. Visiting Professor, Fachhochschule, Mainz/University of Applied Sciences, Mainz,

Germany (March, 2000).

Presented a series of lectures on the U.S. construction industry and the construction process
to civil engineering and construction seniors.

b. Visiting Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Osmania University,
Hyderabad, India (March 2002).

Taught a graduate course in Project Management to students in the Master of Construction
Management program.

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE (PRIOR TO SIUE)

1991-1996       Adjunct Professor and Assistant Program Coordinator
                          Master of Construction Management Program
                          Department of Civil Engineering
                          Washington University in St. Louis, MO

While at Washington University, I team-taught the following construction management courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels. I was responsible for the successful introduction of two new courses in the graduate curriculum and a construction track alternative in the Civil Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Program. I received highly positive evaluations on my teaching effectiveness from the students.

Courses Taught

  • CE 573: Construction Operations and Management
  • CE 574: Construction Estimating, Scheduling and Subcontracting
  • CE 575: Construction Internship
  • CE 579: Advanced Construction Operations
  • CE 580: Computer Applications in Construction

Program Coordination

  • Intern Placement
  • Curriculum Review
  • Coordination of Seminar Speakers
  • Advisory Committee Coordination

1970-71     Visiting Assistant Professor
                    Environmental Systems Studies
                    College of Architecture
                    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
                    Blacksburg, VA


As visiting professor, I taught for one academic year various courses at both graduate and
undergraduate levels.

Courses Taught

  • Industrialized Building Systems
  • Design Methodology
  • Building Process

RECENT PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

“Perspective on Construction Safety in the U.S.A.”, Construction Information Quarterly,
Chartered Institute of Building, U.K., December, 2003, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp.3-7. (refereed)

“Bauen in Amerika – ganz anderes oder wie bei uns”? Construction in America: An
interview with Dr. Narayan Bodapati by Prof. Karl Waninger for a Construction Magazine,
Mainz, Germany, Summer 2000. (non-refereed)

“Procedures/Guidelines Followed When Underground Storage Tanks are Discovered During
Construction,” with Carolyn Edwards. Presented at the Associated Schools of Construction
International Annual Conference, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, Mar 29 –
April 1, 2000. Also published in the Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference. (refereed)

“Graduate Education in Construction: An MBA/Construction Model,” with Dianne H. Kay
and Luke M. Snell. Presented at the Associated Schools of Construction International Annual
Conference, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, Mar 29 – April 1, 2000. Also
published in the Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference.  (refereed)

“A Perspective on Research in the Construction Industry,” published in the Proceedings of
the 36th Annual Conference of the Associated Schools of Construction National Conference,
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, Mar 29 – April 1, 2000.
(non-refereed)

“Procedures/Guidelines Followed When Underground Storage Tanks are Discovered During
Construction,” with Carolyn Edwards. Presented at the Associated Schools of Construction
Regional Meeting, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Illinois, November 5-6, 1999.
Also published in the Conference Proceedings. (non-refereed)

“Graduate Education in Construction: An MBA/Construction Model,” with Dianne H. Kay
and Luke M. Snell. Presented at the Associated Schools of Construction Regional Meeting,
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Illinois, November 5-6, 1999. Also published in
the Conference Proceedings. (non-refereed)

“A Perspective on the Image of the Construction Industry,” with Dawn M. Naney. Presented
at the Associated Schools of Construction Regional Meeting, Southern Illinois University
Edwardsville, Illinois, November 5-6, 1999. Also published in the Conference Proceedings.
(non-refereed)

 “Evaluation of Service Life of Noise Barrier Walls in Illinois with Prof. Dianne Kay and Dr.
Susan Morgan: Project funded by the Illinois Transportation Research Center.
Date of Publication: November 1999. (refereed)

“ Impact of Project Delivery Process on the Cost and Schedule of K-12 Educational
Facilities: Research in Progress, ” presented at the Associated Schools of Construction
National Conference, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California,
April 7-10, 1999 (also published in the Conference Proceedings). (non-refereed)

“ International Construction Employment: Challenges and Opportunities for Construction
Graduates,” with Dianne H. Kay (revised), Journal of Construction Education, 1999, Volume
III, Number 2, pp. 119-127. (refereed)

“Applying CPM Techniques to Delay Analysis,” presented at the Associated Schools of
Construction, Region III Meeting, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, November
5-6, 1998 (also published in the Conference Proceedings). (non-refereed)

 “ A Study of Service Life of Highway Noise Barriers in Illinois” with Dianne H. Kay and
Susan Morgan, presented at the Transportation Research Board Committee A1F04 Summer
Meeting, St. Petersburg, Florida, July 12-15, 1998 (also published in the proceedings).
(non-refereed)

“A Designer’s Perspective of a Concrete Construction Schedule” with Luke M. Snell,
Concrete International, July 1998, Volume 20, Number 7, pp. 42-45. (refereed)

“International Construction Employment: Challenges and Opportunities for Construction
Graduates,” with Dianne H. Kay, presented at the Associated Schools of Construction
National Conference, Portland, Maine, April 15-18, 1998 (also published in the Conference
Proceedings). (refereed)

“A Study of Highway Noise Barriers in Illinois: A Report of Research in Progress,” with
Dianne H. Kay and Susan Morgan, presented at the Associated Schools of Construction
National Conference, Portland, Maine, April 15-18, 1998 (also published in the Conference
Proceedings). (non-refereed)

“Integrating the Discovery Method of Learning into the Construction Program,” with Luke
M. Snell, ASEE Illinois/Indiana Sectional Conference, Southern Illinois University,
Carbondale, Illinois, March 26-27, 1998 (also published in the Conference Proceedings).
(reviewed)

“Guidelines for Review of Contractor-Submitted Schedules,” The Construction Specifier,
February 1998, Volume 51, Number 2, pp. 57-62. (reviewed)

“A Study of Highway Noise Barriers in Illinois: A Report of Research in Progress,” with
Dianne H. Kay and Susan Morgan, presented at the Associated Schools of Construction
Great Lakes Regional Conference, Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan, November
7-8, 1997 (also published in the Conference Proceedings). (non-refereed)

“International Construction Employment: Challenges and Opportunities for Construction
Graduates,” with Dianne H. Kay, presented at the Associated School of Construction Great
Lakes Regional Conference, Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan, November 7-8,
1997 (also published in the Conference Proceedings). (non-refereed)

“Perspective on the Construction Industry”, The American Institute of Constructors
Newsletter, December/January, 1997, Volume XXV, Number 6, pp.1-4. (non-refereed)

“Construction Manager Review of Contractor Submitted Schedules” presented at the
Associated Schools of Construction Great Lakes Regional Conference, Illinois State
University, Normal, Illinois, November 1-2, 1996 (also published in the Conference
Proceedings). (non-refereed)

“Preparing for the ASC Regional Student Competition”, with Ken Cates and Luke Snell,
ASC Regional Meeting, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, November 1-2, 1996 (also
published in the Conference Proceedings). (non-refereed)

 


RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS AND ACTIVITIES (PRIOR TO SUIE)


PUNLICATIONS/REPORT


“Managing Airport Projects”, Military Engineer, February-March 1995, Volume 87, Number
569, pp. 39-41. (reviewed)

“Streamlining Modern Airport Projects”, Construction Business  Review, with D. Cornell,
November/December 1993, Volume 3, Number 6, pp. 74-77. (reviewed)

“Scott Joint-Use Airport On Time-On Budget,” Primavera Network, with D. Cornell, August
1993. (non-refereed)

"Component Interchangeability," The Construction Industry Handbook, 1971, pp. 181-185,
Medical and Technical Publishing Co., Aylesbury, Bucks, England. (refereed)

"Study of the Building Timetable" Fifth Progress Report, Volumes I, II and III, July 1970,
with T.P. O’Brien, M. Orthwein, and I. B. Stilitz. Research study funded by the Ministry of
Public Building and Works. (refereed)


“Measuring Instruments for Large Precast Components,” Concrete with R. A. Burgess,
December 1969, Volume 13, Number 12, pp. 488-493. (refereed)

“Measurement of Dimensional Deviations of Large Precast Concrete Wall Units,” April
1969, Ph.D. Thesis submitted to the University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K.

"Dimensional Accuracy in Systems Building:  A Synthesis of Present Thinking,"
Industrialized Building Systems and Components, with R. A. Burgess, October, 1967,
Volume 4, Number 10, pp. 80-89. (non-refereed)

“On the Effect of Stimulus Intensity on Visual Choice Reaction Times,” October 1966,
M.Sc. Dissertation submitted to the University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K.

 

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

1971-73               Staff Engineer, Building Research Advisory Board, National Academy of
                              Sciences, Washington, D. C.
                              I provided project coordination on: (1) The Subsystem Concept of Building,
                             (2) Systems Approach to Fire Safety in Buildings, and (3) The Federal
                             Construction Guide Specifications.

1969-70              Research Assistant, School of Environmental Studies, University College,
                             London, U.K. Research sponsored by the Ministry of Public Building and
                             Works, U.K.
                             As a member of the research team, I established equations to predict
                             statistically the durations of various activities in the building process
                             timetable.

1966-69              Research Assistant, and Ph.D. Candidate, University of Manchester Institute
                             of Science & Technology, Manchester, U.K. Research study sponsored by the
                             Building Research Station, U.K.
                             I conducted research on the dimensional accuracy of precast concrete units in
                             system building.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


1973 to 1995   Project Control Engineer/Manager, Sverdrup Corporation, St. Louis, MO

Specialized Experience

  • Establishing Project Control Systems for Large Projects
  • Project Time Optimization Studies; Constructibility Analysis
  • Contract Administration/Project Coordination
  • Case Study Analysis of Projects
  • Research/Teaching in Construction Management

Representative Project Assignments

  • Scott Air Force Base, Joint-Use Airport, Belleville, IL – As Project Control Engineer, I developed and maintained an integrated master schedule for the  Joint-Use Airport incorporating complex permitting requirements and client activities. I performed constructibility studies on the runway contracts and assisted with the contract administration of design contracts.
  • MetroLink Light Rail Project, St. Louis, MO – As Project Control Engineer, I developed and maintained a global project schedule integrating the design, procurement, real estate, construction, testing and revenue operations. I was responsible for developing a fast-track  schedule for accelerated construction of the collapsed tunnel portion. I also assisted with the change order management, and analysis of delays and claims. The project won national and local awards.
  • Capital Construction Program, Long Island Railroad, New York, NY – As Staff Engineer, my duties included contract administration, design coordination, change order review and processing, contractor progress payments, and construction progress monitoring.
  • Lone Star Industries Cement Plant at Santa Cruz, CA – As Assistant Project Manager, I developed schedules for design, procurement and construction. I was also responsible for monitoring  project costs and progress, and prepared monthly progress reports.
  • Sonatrach, Haoud El Hamra-Skikda, Algeria: Crude Oil Pipeline, Pumping Stations and Storage Tank Terminal – As Project Scheduler, I provided schedule coordination and CPM network preparation and analysis.

 

1965           Firma Imbau, Neu-Ulm, Germany. As Structural Designer, I designed precast
                    concrete components for prefabricated structures.

1963-64     Engineer Section, U.S. Army Sp. Troops, USAREUR, Heidelberg, Germany.
                    As General Engineer, I prepared specifications and cost estimates for various
                    types of Army engineering projects.

1962-63     Firma Prof. Dr. Ing. H. Beck, Consulting Civil and Structural Engineer,
                    Frankfurt/Main, Germany. As Structural Engineer, I performed structural
                    design of multistory structures.

1960-62     Assistant Engineer (Civil), National Coal Development Corporation, Ranchi,
                    India. As Construction Engineer, I oversaw construction for colliery
                    residential buildings, heavy-duty haul roads, and concrete coal storage bunker.

1956-60     Dams Directorate, Central Water and Power Commission, New Delhi, India.
                    As Design Assistant, I was responsible for checking the stability of power
                    dam profiles, design of penstocks, and trashrack structures.

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Certified Professional Constructor, American Institute of Constructors

Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers

Member, Society of German Engineers (VDI), Germany

Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Building, United Kingdom