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Jason Peschel

Jason Peschel

Associate Professor (Career Track)Interim DirectorConstruction Management 509-335-3066 Dana Hall 146B PO Box 642220

Jason B. Peschel is the Richard L. Silliman Distinguished Professor of Estimating and an Associate Professor (Career Track) in the School of Design and Construction at Washington State University, with over 10 years of teaching experience in construction estimating, scheduling, materials, construction graphics, management, and residential green building for Construction Management majors.  In addition to teaching several courses per semester, Peschel also serves as the Program Head for Construction Management.  This administrative role encompasses numerous tasks pertinent to the day-to-day operations and the long-term endeavors of the students and faculty within the program.

Professor Peschel brings more than 15 years of construction experience to the classroom.  That experience includes almost 10 years of extensive experience as estimator and chief estimator.  In addition to estimating experience, he has construction project management experience in the areas of cost control, scheduling and contract administration.  Peschel also has five years of field experience in the construction industry working as a carpenter, concrete laborer/finisher, as well as a general laborer in residential, commercial and utility construction. To stay current with the industry and provide real world context/information in the classroom, Professor Peschel performs construction related consulting for owners and architects.  His main area of focus is preconstruction services; conceptual cost estimating, value engineering, constructability review and bid solicitation.  A recent project with the Nez Perce Tribe in Lapwai, Idaho consisted of a feasibility study that included a business plan, site analysis, spatial and programatic analysis, value engineering, sustainability review and conceptual estimating services.

In April 2017, Peschel was named the recipient of the Reid Miller Excellence in Teaching Award at the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture convocation. The Reid Miller award is designed to honor Reid Miller for his long and distinguished career in the college as both a faculty member and as its dean. The award recognizes Dr. Miller’s strong commitment to the quality of teaching in the college. Peschel was nominated along with four other non-tenured track faculty, one from each of the schools/departments within the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture.


Master of Business Administration, Wayne State College.

Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.