Seokyon Hwang

Contact

Dr. Seokyon Hwang
Associate Professor

Phone: (409) 880-7557
Email:shwang2@lamar.edu
Office:Office: Galloway Building, Room 221

Ph.D.   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S.   Hanyang University,  Seoul, Korea
B.S.   Hanyang University,  Seoul, Korea

Courses

Masters:

Construction Planning and Scheduling 

Bachelors:

Capstone Construction Project 
Commercial Construction Materials and Methods 
Comprehensive Examination 
Construction Planning and Scheduling 
Construction Project Control Systems 
Construction Project Management 
Cost Estimating and Analysis  
Light Construction Materials and Methods 
Safety and Industrial Construction 
Structural Behavior I 
Structural Behavior II 

Professional Experience

Academic Experience 

Associate Professor, Lamar University (August, 2014 - Present), Beaumont, Texas.

Assistant Professor, Lamar University (July, 2008 - Present), Beaumont, Texas.  

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Cahampaign (January, 2008 - May, 2008), Urbana, Illinois.  

Teaching/Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Cahampaign (August, 2002 - December, 2006), Urbana, Illinois.  

Non-Academic Experience 

Summer Intern, W.E. O'Neil Construction (June, 2005 - August, 2005), Chicago, Illinois.  

Summer Intern, W.E. O'Neil Construction (June, 2004 - August, 2004), Chicago, Illinois.  

Summer Intern, W.E. O'Neil Construction (June, 2003 - August, 2003), Chicago, Illinois.  

Engineer, Daewoo Engineering and Construction (January, 1997 - December, 2001), Seoul, Korea.   

Service

Professional Service 

Academic Conference: Moderator / Facilitator
2013:  5th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management (International).
2012:  5th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management (International).
  
Reviewer - Article / Manuscript
2015 – 2016:  Automation in Construction (International).
2015:  ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (International).
2014:  J. Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE (International).
2014:  J. Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE (International).
2014:  Construction Management and Economics, Routledge (International).
2012:  Construction Management and Economics, Routledge (International).   
2011 – 2012:  J. Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE (National).   
2011 – 2012:  J. Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE (National).   

Member: Committee/Task Force
2012:  5th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management (International).   Technical committee (2012-2013)
2011 – 2012:  Construction Industry Institute Academic Committee (National).   

Other Professional Service Activities
2015:  Workshop on Project Planning and Control (Local).  Organized the workshop and taught P6 as an instructor to industry practitioners
2013:  5th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management (International).   Conference Technical Committee
2011 – 2012:  Technical Advisory Panel for Texas Department of Transportation (State).   

Presentation
2012:  Workshop on Project Planning and Control (Regional).    Program Organizer and Instructor

Reviewer: Conference Paper
2015:  ASC International Conference (International).   Conference will be held in 2016.
2014:  2015 ASC Annual Conference (International).
2013:  2014 Construction Research Congress (International).
2012:  2012 Construction Research Congress, ASCE (International).   
2012:  5th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management (International).   
2012:  2013 ASC Annual International Conference (International).   
2011:  28th Int. Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (International).   

Institutional Service 

Department Assignments

Chair:
2015:  Construction Management Course Planning and Assessment Committee  
2014:  Reese Construction Management Course Planning and Assessment Committee  

Faculty Advisor:
2014 – 2015:  Construction Management Student Association  
2012:  Co-advisor of Lamar Construction Management Student Association  
2011:  Co-advisor of Lamar Construction Management (CM) Club  

Member:
2015:  Construction Management Faculty Search  
2014-2015:  CM Faculty Search  
2012:  Committee for Civil Engineering ABET Accreditation  
2012:  Lamar CM program ACCE accreditation preparation  
2011:  Faculty search committee for Civil Engineering Department  
2011:  Faculty search committee for Civil Engineering Department  

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2013-2014:  CM Program Accreditation Prep  
2012-2013:  Represent CM program for open house  
2012-2013:  Advise undergraduate student research:  Research Assistant: Jeffrey Bernjeron  

College Assignments

Member:
2015-2016:  Faculty Academic and Professional Impact Committee  
2015-2016:  Undergraduate Programs Committee  
2012-2013 – 2014-2015:  Faculty Development Committee Lamar University  

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2015:  College of Business Strategic Planning Workshop 1,2,3  

Member:
2011 – 2012:  College of Engineering graduate student comprehensive exam committee  
2011:  Committee for Ph.D. in Energy Engineering Program proposal  

University Assignments

Faculty Advisor:
2011:  Mentor to EWB-USA, Lamar Chapter  

Member:
2015:  Faculty Senate - Developmental Leave Committee  

Community Service 

Other Community Service Activities
2015:  Building two raised planter boxes for handicapped
2015:  Recycling Receptacles for the Lamar Sustainability Office,  Design and construction of three receptacles (small shed style)
2014:  Design and construction of a building for a local church, Designed and managed a building (pump house) for a local church a service project.  Arranged and managed participation of students (CMGT 2310 and 4320 class) in this project.
2013:  Support a local church for constructing a new church building
2011:  Park Improvement Construction,  Community Service Project in conjunction with Lamar CM Program and the City of Beaumont

Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Articles 

  • Hwang, S. (2015).  A Bayesian Approach for Forecasting Errors of Budget Cost Estimates.   Journal of Civil Engineering and Management.
  • Shahi, A., Safa, M., McCabe, B., Safa, M., Hwang, S., 6th Author - Steven McCrary, Lamar Univ., United States of America (2015).  Creating a memorable lecture and facilitating comprehension.   Southwestern Business Administration Journal.
  • Hwang, S. (2011).  Ultra-wide Band Technology Experiments for Real-Time Prevention of Tower Crane Collisions.   Automation in Construction, 22, 545-553.

Refereed Proceedings 

  • Shahi, A., Safa, M., McCabe, B., Safa, M., & Hwang, S. (2015).  Creating a memorable lecture.   23rd ANNUAL SOUTHWESTERN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION TEACHING CONFERENCE.
  • Hwang, S. & Safa, M. (in press, 2015).  Collaborative Learning via Vertical Integration of Multiple Classes.   Construction Research Congress (CRC).
  • Hwang, S. (2015).  An Analytical Approach to Evaluating Effectiveness of Lift Configuration.   the ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering.
  • Hwang, S. (2014).  Organizational Issues Impacting Tacit Knowledge Sharing in the Construction Organizations.   2014 Construction Research Congress.
  • Hwang, S. (2013).  Probabilistic Measurement of Risk Associated with Initial Cost Estimates.   5th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management.
  • Hwang, S. & Liu, L. (2011).  Radio Frequency Technology Incorporated Approaches to Equipment Collisions on Jobsites.   28th Int. Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, United States: .
  • Hwang, S. (2011).  Anatomy of Construction Equipment Move and Algorithms for Collision Detection.   28th Int. Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction.

Book 

  • Hwang, S. (2011).  Proactive Planning and Control of Construction Projects LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing.  

Presentation of Refereed Papers 

  • Hwang, S. (2015). An Analytical Approach to Evaluating Effectiveness of Lift Configuration.   the ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, Austin, Texas.
  • Hwang, S. (2013). Probabilistic Measurement of Risk Associated with Initial Cost Estimates.   5th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management, Garden Grove, California.
  • Hwang, S. & Liu, L. (2011). Radio Frequency Technology Incorporated Approaches to Equipment Collisions on Jobsites.   28th Int. Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Seoul, Korea.
  • Hwang, S. (2011). Anatomy of Construction Equipment Move and Algorithms for Collision Detection.   28th Int. Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Seoul, Korea.

Grants 

Funded

  • 2012: Hwang, S. Investigating Tacit Knowledge Sharing Process at Regional Construction Companies via System Dynamics Approach, Principal Investigator.  .

Not Funded

  • 2015: Safa, M. & Hwang, S., A 3D Visualization Technology-based Model for Automated Inspection of Power Distribution Facilities, Co-Principal Investigator.  Submitted to ELECTRI INTERNATIONAL.
  • 2014: Hwang, S. Reforming organizational culture toward knowledge sharing to enhance training entry level employees, Principal Investigator, ELECTRI International.
  • 2014: Hwang, S. Multi-dimensional assessment of capacity and competitiveness of the electrical specialty contractor in integrated project delivery system, Principal Investigator, ELECTRI International.
  • 2013: Hwang, S. Quantification of the Impact of Balance Work on Electrical Contractor's Performance, Principal Investigator. Research Proposal Summary; 18 months; $45,000; Funding Agency: ELECTRI International .
  • 2013: Hwang, S. Dynamic Planning and Control of Material Purchase and Inventory in Electrical Construction, Principal Investigator. Full proposal; 1 year; $7,000; ELECTRI International.

Pending

  • 2016: Hwang, S., Safa, M., & McCrary, S., Multi-Purpose Steel Construction Modules, Principal Investigator.  2016 TEXO Grant Proposal (Internal matching fund from the College of Business = $10,000).
  • 2015 [Year 1 of 3]: Hwang, S., Safa, M., & Flosi, A., Lamar university Sustainability Initiative: Impacting Lamar University, Southeast Texas, and Beyond, Principal Investigator. Submitted a letter of intent to Lamar University (President).
  • 2015 [Year 1 of 2]: Hwang, S., Safa, M., & Eren, B., An Innovative Approach to Increasing Power Distribution Network Resilience under Pre- and Post-disaster, Principal Investigator.  Submitted a letter of intent to Lamar University (President Office).

Research Reports 

  • 2013: Hwang, S., Investigating Tacit Knowledge Sharing Process at Regional Construction Companies via System Dynamics Approach., submitted to Lamar University.
  • 2011: Hwang, S., Automatic Monitoring of Equipment Moves for Safety on Construction Sites: A Pilot Study with Tower Cranes., submitted to Lamar University.