Dr. Chung-Suk Cho

Dr. Chung-Suk Cho

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering

Address: P.O.Box 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Telephone: +971-(0)2-501-8304

Fax: +971-(0)2-4472442

Email: chung.cho@ku.ac.ae



Dr. Chung-Suk Cho has more than 13 years of combined industry and university experience in the field of construction and project management. Prior to joining Khalifa University, he worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Construction Management at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, as well as North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University at Greensboro. He formerly worked as a project manager for Fluor Corporation at Rumford, Rhode Island. Dr. Cho’s research interest spans such topics as project scope definitions, front-end planning, construction safety, engineering education, and sustainable construction particularly focusing on construction CO2 emission reduction. Dr. Cho has managed several research projects, as well as external research funding, from various U.S. federal and state agencies, such as NSF, OSHA (US Department of Labor), ASCE Construction Institute, and NCDOT. He is a member of ASCE, an Associate Editor of KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, and an OSHA construction outreach trainer.

  • Ph.D. in Construction Engineering and Project Management, The University of Texas at Austin, USA; 2000
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA; 1997
  • B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Sung Kyun Kwan University, Korea; 1995
  • Fundamentals of Construction Engineering and Management
  • Construction Project Administration
  • Project Planning, Scheduling and Control
  • Construction Cost Estimating
  • Construction Safety
  • Construction Means & Methods
  • Construction Materials
  • Mechanics of solids
  • Project scope definition – Front-end planning
  • Construction project productivity
  • Construction safety using BIM
  • Sustainable construction
  • Automation in construction
  • Broad project management issues

  • D.J. Yeom, H.M. Seo, Y.J. Kim, C.S. Cho, and Y.S. Kim, “Development of an Approximate Construction Duration Prediction Model During the Project Planning Phase for General Office Buildings,” Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, MDPI, accepted for publication, 2018
  • J.S. Ha, Y.J. Byon, C.S. Cho, and P.H. Seong, “Eye Tracking Studies based on Attentional-Resource Effectiveness and Insights to Future Researches,” Nuclear Technology, American Nuclear Society, DOI:0029-5450, accepted for publication, 2018
  • E.G. Na, D.J. Yeom, M.Y. Lee, C.S. Cho, and Y.S. Kim, “A Performance Evaluation and LCC Analysis Model of Gondola-type Exterior Wall Painting Robot,” Sustainability, MDPI, Volume 9 (10), 1809, DOI:10.3390/su9101809, 2017
  • Y.J. Byon, J.S. Ha, C.S. Cho, T.Y. Kim, and C.Y. Yeun, “Real-time Transportation Model Identification using Artificial Neural Networks enhanced with Mode Availability Layers: A Case Study in Dubai,” Applied Sciences, MDPI, Volume 7 (9), 923, DOI: 10.3390/app7090923, 2017
  • S.K Woo, S.W. Lee, C.S. Cho, and S.B. Kim, “Study on the Issues of the Lowest Bidding through the Analysis of Working Budget Ratio of Korean Construction Companies,” KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, KSCE, Volume 21 (5), pp. 1587-1594, DOI: 10.1007/s12205-016-0886-62017
  • S.M. An, S.K Woo, C.S. Cho, and S.W. Lee, “Development of Budget-Constrained Rescheduling Method in Mega Construction Project,” KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, KSCE, Volume 21 (1), pp. 85-93, DOI: 10.1007/s12205-016-0966-7, 2017
  • C.S. Cho, F. Boafo, Y.J. Byon, and H. Kim, “Impact Analysis of the New OSHA Cranes and Derricks Regulations on Crane Operation Safety,” KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, KSCE, Volume 21 (1), pp. 54-66, DOI: 10.1007/s12205-016-0468-7,2017
  • C.S. Cho, C.E. Mazze, S.L. Dika and G.B. Gehrig, “Enhancing Construction Education: Implementing Habitat for Humanity Projects as Service-Learning for Construction Materials,” International Journal of Construction Education and Research, ASC, Volume 11 (1), pp. 4-20, DOI: 10.1080/15578771.2014.915274, 2015
  • Y.H. Ahn, C.S. Cho and N. Lee, “Building Information Modeling: Systematic Course Development for Undergraduate Construction Students,” Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, ASCE, Volume 139 (4), pp. 290-300,DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000164, 2013
  • C.S. Cho, D.S. Cottrell, C.E. Mazze, S.L. Dika, and S. Woo, “Enhancing Education of Construction Materials Course Using Guided Inquiry Modules Instruction,” Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, ASCE, Volume 139 (1), pp. 27-32, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000117, 2013
  • C.S. Cho, D. Chen, and S. Woo, “Building Information Modeling (BIM) – Based Design of Energy Efficient Buildings,” Journal of Korean Institute of Building Information Modeling (KIBIM), Volume 2 (1), pp. 1-6, DOI: 10.13161/kibim, 2012
  • G.E. Gibson, Y.R. Wang and C.S. Cho, “What is Preproject Planning Anyway?” Journal of Management in Engineering, ASCE, Volume 22 (1), pp. 35-42, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0742-597X(2006)22:1(35), 2006
  • C.S. Cho and G.E. Gibson, “Scope Management Using Project Definition Rating Index for Building Projects,” Journal of Architectural Engineering, ASCE, Volume 7 (4), pp. 115-125, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)1076-0431(2001)7:4(115), 2001