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Funded Studies Committee

The Funded Studies Committee develops policy to guide the research function and implements the research needs assessment process. Annually, the committee develops a list of potential research topics and solicits an assessment of overall topic interest and value from the Board of Advisors. The committee selects the appropriate request for funding proposal (RFP) approach for each topic and solicits proposals from academia on recommended topics. The committee then selects the proposals and topics that best reflect member interest, and these are evaluated to provide the greatest value to CII. The committee shall keep the Board of Advisors informed throughout this process.

Committee leadership includes a chair and a vice-chair, which are selected from the CII membership and serve a two year term.




Brian Rhoades, Vice President - Operations, Hargrove Engineers + Constructors

Vice Chair

Danny Daoust, Manager, Project Services Global Operations, Wells & Projects, ConocoPhillips Company


Richard Bonner, Director, Project Mgmt and Engineering Integration, Eastman Chemical Company
John D. Borcherding, Adjunct Professor Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
Barry L. Christen, Director, Engineering, AECOM
Keith B. Critzer, Section Head, ExxonMobil Corporation
Chad Dorgan, Vice President Quality & Sustainability, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Tad Fry, Senior Project Manager, Anheuser-Busch InBev
Carl T. Haas, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo
Daniel W. Halpin, Professor Emeritus, Purdue University
T. Kirk Morrow, Vice President, Construction Services, S & B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd.
Craig Relyea, Director, Project Services, Eli Lilly and Company
Raymond J. Simonson, CEO, Coreworx Inc.
Edward Sparks, Vice President - Manager of Construction Services, WorleyParsons
Tricia G. Thibodeaux, Houston Office Manager of Projects, Fluor Corporation
Paul Wicker, Senior Project Planning, Global Facilities Projects, General Motors Corporation


Kristi L. Delaney, Project Manager, Construction Industry Institute


Junghye Son, Research Associate, Construction Industry Institute

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