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Amy A. Kim

Amy A. Kim Assistant Professor

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Education

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University (TAMU), College Station, Texas, 2014
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, Illinois, 2008
  • B.S. in Architectural Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, 2001

Biography

Dr. Amy A. Kim's research focuses on effective project delivery of sustainable infrastructure. While studies on sustainable solutions and planning strategies are important, less is known about the actual implementation process and the complex decisions that occur during the maintenance and operation phase. In particular, there is much to learn about the dynamic considerations and disruptive change that occurs in existing infrastructures and to its people, not just now but into the future. To that end, Dr. Kim has been studying effective change management strategies and long-range forecasting relevant to greening the built environment. Recent research involved identifying critical success factors, project sequencing, return-on-investment, team performance and decision making, communication strategies, and organizational and facility change management practices.

Research

Dr. Kim's research focuses on effective change management and decision making practices for delivering sustainable infrastructure projects.

Honors and awards

  • Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, 2015, UW CEE
  • Best Paper Award, 2015,CSCE International Construction Specialty Conference Vancouver, BC
  • New Scholar Program Fellow, 2014, Construction Industry Institute (CII)
  • TAMU Department of Civil Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student Award, 2012, TAMU
  • Greenbuild International Conference Multimedia Visual Competition (2nd), 2011, USGBC
  • Construction Specification Institute (CSI) Outstanding Service Award, 2004, CSI