Dr. Thomas Froese joined the Department of Civil Engineering in 1992 after completing B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. degrees from the University of British Columbia (1986 and 1988 respectively) and a Ph.D. from Stanford University (1992). Dr. Froese's primary research goal is to develop a new generation of information technology for collaboration and project management in the architecture, engineering and construction industry. He has successfully developed approaches to formalize the management of information systems at the project level, and has also led efforts to produce integrated computer software for construction management and establish international data standards for the construction industry. Dr. Froese has led innovative efforts to improve teaching practices in engineering education, including introducing a full "team-based learning" format to core undergraduate courses and integrating innovative teaching technologies into engineering courses.
Construction Engineering and Management, Project Management, Computer-Integrated Construction, Product and Process Models for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction, Computers in Engineering Education.
Construction Engineering and Management
Project delivery systems: traditional; construction management; turnkey; project management. Network planning methods. Activity planning, including construction methods selection. Estimating, bidding and bonding. Project control tools and procedures. Safety considerations and quality control.
Case Studies of Construction Methods
Identification and evaluation of solutions to construction site operation problems: the relationship between design and construction; factors affecting productivity and safety; measurement of on-site performance.
Project Management for Engineers
Perspectives of project management as it relates to civil engineering. Case studies are used to illustrate key issues.