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Hongtao Dang

Hongtao Dang

Assistant ProfessorConstruction Management EME 202G PO Box 642220

Hongtao Dang is an Assistant Professor in Construction Management and Construction Engineering. He has three research clusters: 1) Data Analytics and Construction Automation (DACA), 2) Safety, Engineering, Construction, and Technology Integration (SECTI), and 3) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). DACA includes many topics such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), digitalization, modularization, automation, informatics, robotics, augmented or artificial intelligence, and smart and connected buildings. DEI and SECTI focus on supportive services for women- minority-owned, or disadvantaged business enterprises, training programs for inclusive construction job sites, psychological safety, mental health, wearable technologies, drones, and augmented realities. Hongtao held a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Construction Engineering and Management from Iowa State University (ISU). He served as Graduate Program Coordinator at Central Washington University (CWU), advised undergraduate and graduate students, and published many journal articles and conference proceedings.

Hongtao is a licensed Professional Engineer with approximately six years of professional experience working on heavy civil (e.g., bridges), industrial (e.g., powerplants), and commercial (e.g., hotels) projects. He taught various courses in construction programs for many years at ISU and CWU. He served as the Faculty Fellow for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and received the Above and Beyond Award in 2021, the Outstanding Scholar Award in 2021, and the Outstanding Online Peer Mentor Award in 2022 at CWU. He received the 2022 Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 7 Teaching Award, recognizing the faculty member’s contribution to construction education, excellence in teaching, service to the ASC, and dedication to the construction profession. Additionally, He coached many student teams in national and international competitions and developed three online courses for the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE).

Hongtao is the Director of Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 7 and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Transportation Research Board (TRB), American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), American Society of Engineering Management (ASEM), American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE), Construction Research Congress (CRC), and Construction Institute (CI) Digital Project Delivery (DPD) Committee. He serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Management in Engineering, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Journal of Civil Engineering Education, Journal of Architectural Engineering, Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolutions, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Journal of Automation in Construction, International Journal of Construction Education and Research, and International Journal of Construction Management. He has been recognized as the Outstanding Reviewer multiple times in ASCE Journals.


· Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management), Iowa State University

· M.S. in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering), Iowa State University

· B.S. in Civil Engineering, Iowa State University

Licenses and Certificates

· P.E. Professional Engineer

· CPEM Certified Professional in Engineering Management

· ENV SP Envision Sustainability Professional

· LEED GA Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Associate