August 27, 2024

Washington, DC

ASU Barrett and O’Connor Washington Center at 1800 I St NW, DC 20006

Prevention through Design Workshop 2024

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Helen Lingard, Ph.D

Distinguished Professor

RMIT University

Billy Hare, Ph.D

Professor

Glasgow Caledonian University

Dennis Else, Ph.D

ESG Chair

Global 

Multiplex

Dr. Alan Lu, Ph.D

Director of Engineering Services

OSHA 

Ray Coleman,  BEng (HONS) CEng MIEI 

Senior Associate Director, Jacobs

HSE in Design P&PS 

G.Edward Gibson, Jr., Ph.D., PE, NAC, Dist M.ASCE

President and CEO

National Academy of Construction

David Grau, Ph.D., PE

Sundt Construction Professor

Arizona State University

Education, Training, & Legislation – Where do we go from here?

The NIOSH-funded 2024 Prevention through Design (PtD) Workshop 2024 theme will combine legislation, training, and education themes with the aim to propel safety design principles and their adoption by design and construction professionals. Outstanding keynote speakers from academia, industry, and government will share their insights, knowledge, and experiences. Participants will take part in two expert-facilitated breakout sessions to explore how to enhance PtD capabilities through training and the implications of PtD legislation. The workshop will offer additional networking opportunities, interactive sessions, case studies, and collaborative discussions to bring together educators, design and construction professionals, insurance representatives, and policymakers. Its overarching goal is to align research, practice, and
legislation to promote safety in construction.

NIOSH Award #1 R13OH011707-01-00

Keynote Presentations

Dr. George Edward Gibson, Jr., Ph.D., PE, NAC, Dist.M.ASCE

President and CEO

National Academy of Construction

Short Bio

Edward (Edd) Gibson, Jr., is the President and CEO of NAC as of 2024. He is also Professor Emeritus in Construction Management and Engineering in the Del E. Webb School of Construction at ASU having retired from academia in 2022. From 2010 to 2018 he served as director of the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at ASU. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a PhD, both from Auburn University. He also holds an MBA in engineering management from the University of Dallas.

Edd is a prolific author and has supervised over 100 master’s and doctoral students to graduation in his career. He has made significant technical contributions in prevention through design, earned value management, front end planning, risk management, and dispute resolution. Edd has received the Outstanding Researcher Award (twice), the Instructor of the Year Award (twice), and the Distinguished Professor Award from the Construction Industry Institute. He served as president of the Architectural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in 2006 and was elected Distinguished Member of ASCE in 2020.  He also served as a Fulbright Fellow in Norway in 2004 and as a Visiting Academic Fellow at Cambridge University in spring 2019.  In 2016, he was awarded the ASCE Peurifoy Award for Outstanding Research and was awarded NAC’s inaugural Richard L. Tucker Service Award in 2020.  In 2022, he was awarded the Richard L. Tucker Leadership and Service Award from CII for his work with the Institute from 1988 to 2019.  Edd is a licensed engineer in Texas.

Dr. David Grau, Ph.D., PE

Associate Professor

School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (SSEBE), Arizona State University

Short Bio

David Grau is the Sundt Construction Professor at the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment within Arizona State University. He graduated with doctorate and master’s degrees in civil, architectural, and environmental engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and with an industrial engineering degree from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona. During his academic career, he has received numerous teaching and research awards, including the Distinguished Professor and Research Awards by the Construction Industry Institute and the Celebration of Engineering & Technology Innovation (CETI) award by FIATECH. Complementing his academic career, he has worked in the private industry for more than 10 years inclusive of positions such as program manager for heavy industrial projects and director of a large engineering design department. He has led large interdisciplinary and multicultural teams to deliver capital projects in South America, Africa and Europe. Dr. Grau is a member of ASCE and AACE professional societies and holds a professional license in Industrial Engineering.

Dr. Billy Hare, Ph.D., BSE (Hon), BA, MCIOB

Professor

Glasgow Caledonian University

Short Bio

Billy is a Professor of Construction Management within the School of Computing Engineering & Built Environment at GCU. He is Research Theme Lead for Built Environments, Deputy Director of the School’s Research Centre for ‘Built Environment & Asset Management’ (BEAM). Billy has a PhD in Construction Management (H&S Thesis); BSc (Hons) in Construction Management & Engineering and a BA in Occupational Health and Safety. He has delivered research on several HSE, IOSH, EPSRC, CITB and industry funded projects totalling over £900k, 50+ peer-reviewed publications and Impact Case Studies for the UK Research Excellence Framework. His research portfolio is mainly focused on improving safety health and wellbeing within the construction industry, including studies that have improved worker engagement, migrant worker H&S, and safety in design. He has developed several CPD courses on the subject of construction health and safety, and is currently International Coordinator of the ‘International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction’ Safety Health and Wellbeing Working Group.

Dr. Helen Lingard, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor

RMIT University

Short Bio

Helen Lingard is Distinguished Professor at RMIT University. Helen started her career working for a contracting organisation in the civil engineering/construction sector in Hong Kong. Since moving to Australia, Helen has worked as a consultant to organisations in the mining, construction and telecommunications industries. Helen has undertaken extensive applied in the areas of workplace safety, workers’ health and wellbeing and work-family interaction in the construction industry. Her work has been funded by private and public sector construction organisations. Recent projects include an examination of client initiatives in driving work health and safety improvements in the planning, design and construction of major transport infrastructure construction projects, and an analysis of the cultural, organisational and job design factors that impact construction workers’ physical and mental health. Helen is currently working with government and industry leaders in a Construction Industry Culture Taskforce focused on improving work hours, gender diversity and health in the Australian construction industry.

Dr. Dennis Else, Ph.D.

ESG Chair

Global

Multiplex

Short Bio

Dennis leads Multiplex’s safety and sustainability strategies with the aim of building a sustainable and long-term business.

Prior to joining Multiplex Dennis was Chair of the Australian National Occupational Health and Safety Commission and Dean of Engineering and Science the University of Ballarat.

Dennis was a member of the Board for the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Low-Carbon Living and a part-time Professor of Occupational Health and Safety at the University of Ballarat.

Ray Coleman, BEng (HONS) CEng MIEI.

Senior Associate Director, Jacobs

HSE in Design P&PS

 

Short Bio

Ray Coleman is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 20 years of experience in project and programme management. His background includes leading national and international multi-disciplinary teams, driving business development, and overseeing quality, financial, and HSE management. He has successfully delivered numerous projects and programmes with a focus on meticulous execution.

Agenda

August 27    
7:00-8:00 Check-in    
  Light refreshments, coffee    
       
8:00-8:10 Welcome and Introduction     
 

Dr. Zia Ud Din, University of Houston (co-Chair)

   
       
8:10-8:40 Keynote Presentation (topic around Legislation and Safety Initiatives in Australia)    
 

Dr. Dennis Else (Multiplex) & Dr. Helen Lingard (RMIT University)

 



   
       
8:40-9:00 Q&A 
   
       
9:00-9:30 Keynote Presentation (topic around PtD in Australia & UK)    
 

Dr. Billy Hare (Glasgow Caledonian University)

   
       
9:30-9:50 Q&A 
   
       
9:50-10:00 Networking Break    
       
10:00-10:25 Keynote Presentation “de5ign: Designing a sustainable Future for People and the Environment”    
 

Ray Coleman (Jacobs)

   
       
10:25-10:45  Q&A (Moderator:)    
       
10:45-12:00 Facilitated Breakout Session    
 

Topic: Strategies for leveraging PtD practices (need 3 moderators)

   
       
12:00-1:00 Networking Lunch    
       
1:00-1:25 Keynote Presentation (topic TBD around PtD and proactive safety measures)    
 

Dr. Alan Lu (OSHA)

   
1:25-1:45 Q&A (Scott Earnest)
   
       
1:45- 2:30

Expert Panel on Legislation or Self-Regulation?

   
  TJ Lyons (retired, former Safety Director at Gilbane Building Company)    
  Dr. Billy Hare (Glasgow Caledonian University)    
  Additional panelists TBD    
       
2:30- 2:50 Keynote Presentation “What we have Learned During the Last Five Years?”    
  Dr. G. Edward Gibson, National Academy of Construction    
  Dr. David Grau, Arizona State University    
       
2:50- 3:00 Q&A    
       
3:00- 3:15 Networking Break    
       
3:15- 4:15 Facilitated Breakout Session    
 

Topic: “What is holding us back? What 3 things do we need to move forward. And how should we address the business case in PtD?”

   
 

 

   
4:15- 4:30

Summary and wrap-up, path forward

   
 

Dr. David Grau, Arizona State University (Chair)

   

Contact

David Grau, Ph.D., PE [email protected]