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Dr. John Gambatese

Professor, School of Civil and Construction Engineering, PE(CA)

Oregon State University

CSRA Project: Prevention through Design

John Gambatese is a Professor in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University. Dr. Gambatese’s educational background includes Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington. He has worked in industry as a structural engineer in San Francisco, and as a project engineer for a construction management firm in Seattle. He started his current position at Oregon State University in 2000 following three years on the faculty at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Gambatese’s research interests are in the broad area of construction engineering and management with specific focus on safety, prevention through design, work zone safety, risk and reward, technology and innovation, temporary structures, and sustainable and lean practices. Over his career he has taught courses on a variety of subjects including safety, planning and scheduling, contracts and specifications, structural analysis and design, temporary structures, and construction site systems engineering. He is a Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), and a member of the National Academy of Construction (NAC). He is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer in California.

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