Ahmed Al-Bayati, PH.D., P.E.

Professor, Lawrence Technological University

Dr. Ahmed Al-Bayati is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at Lawrence Technological University (LTU). Before joining LTU, Dr. Al-Bayati was an assistant professor in the Kimmel School of Construction Management at Western Carolina University (WCU). He earned his Ph.D. in Construction Engineering from Western Michigan University in 2017. His dissertation focused on managing workforce diversity at construction sites to improve safety, quality, and teamwork. He also received a master’s degree in construction management from East Carolina University (ECU) in 2013, and a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Babylon University in 2003. He actively conducts research in the field of construction safety, specializing in safety climate and safety culture, safety training, safety management, and overall process optimization. Dr. Al-Bayati also conducts research on various topics of civil engineering, such as infrastructure damage prevention process and construction material. He used a variety of qualitative and quantitative data collection, data analysis, and data mining methods.

Dr. Al-Bayati research findings have been published in the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE’s Journal of Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, and National Safety Council’s Journal of Safety Research. Dr. Al-Bayati actively serves on the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Construction Safety Committee and International Damage Incident Group (IDIP). IDIP aim is to share ideas on how to develop an international exchange standard for underground utilities’ damage prevention and reporting.

919-706-6592
aalbayati@ltu.edu

The Causes of Underground Utility Damages in North Carolina in 2020

Third-party damages to the subsurface infrastructure seem to be a persistent issue that negatively influences the integrity of underground utilities and its vital services to citizens of North Carolina. North Carolina 811 (NC 811) has been conducting research studies to identify causes and remedies of third-party damages. The studies solicited stakeholders’ (i.e., excavators, locators, and …

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Should Owners Sue Designers for Negligence if Utility Conflicts Severely Damage the Project?

Utility conflicts represent a risk that should be addressed early during the design phase of the construction project life cycle. Addressing the risk of utility conflicts early, when designs are relatively simple to change, is easier and less expensive than making changes during the construction phase. Information about potential utility conflicts can be used to …

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One Call for the Design & Construction Phases. The Importance of Coordination and Communication.

DESIGNERS AND EXCAVATORS initiate the One Call process by placing a ticket through a One Call center. Most One Call centers include a special ticket to address projects that do not include excavation (i.e., a designer’s ticket). Because the planning and design phase precedes excavation activities, coordination of the utilities in a proposed project area …

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