Profile

Academic Degrees

  • 2006 Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Construction Management), Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. Thesis: "Integrated facility management and its implementation to hospitals in Israel". Academic supervisor: Dr. Igal M. Shohet.
  • 2001 Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering (Construction Management) - Cum Laude, Technion - I.I.T., Haifa, Israel. Thesis: "Integrated maintenance management of system rich buildings: A detailed look at hospital buildings". Academic supervisor: Dr. Igal M. Shohet.
  • 1999 Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering - Cum Laude, Technion - I.I.T., Haifa, Israel. Specialization in: Structural engineering and Geotechnical engineering.

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

Professional and Academic Experience

Professional Membership

Professional Experience

  • 1998-1999 Assistant designer in "Yinon Ltd." - Roads and traffic design office

Teaching and Academic Experience

Department of Construction Science, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

  • COSC 153, Introduction to the Construction Industry, Undergraduate course, 3 cr. hrs
  • COSC 275, Cost Estimating I, Undergraduate course, 3 cr. hrs
  • COSC 446, Specialty Capstone, Undergraduate course, 3 cr. hrs
  • COSC 450, Facility Management Principles and Practices, Undergraduate course, 3 cr. hrs
  • COSC 474, Facility Management Internship, Undergraduate course, 3 cr. hrs
  • COSC 489, Special Topics in Facility Management, Undergraduate course, 3 cr. hrs
  • COSC 602, Construction Cost Estimating, Graduate course, 3 cr. hrs
  • COSC 622, Construction Economics, Graduate course, 3 cr. hrs
  • COSC 670, Facility Asset Management, Graduate course, 3 cr. hrs
  • COSC 681, Seminar, Graduate course, 1 cr. hr

Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion - I.I.T., Haifa, Israel

  • 014606, Introduction to Construction Management, Undergraduate course,3 cr. hrs
  • 014614, Planning and Control of Construction Projects, Undergraduate course, 2.5 cr. hrs
  • 016604, Quality and Value-Management in Construction, Graduate course,2 cr. hrs

Awards and Honors

  • 2016-2019, Holder of the James C. Smith Construction Industry Advisory Council (CIAC) Professorship in Construction Science.
  • 2016, Research and Scholarly Activity Award, Department of Construction Science, Texas A&M University.
  • 2015, Research Excellence Award, Department of Construction Science, Texas A&M University.
  • 2014, Research Excellence Award, Department of Construction Science, Texas A&M University.
  • 2012, Facilities Management Theme, Best Paper Award for the paper "Recurrent embodied energy of built facilities and its relationship with service life: A review paper", Dixit, M. K., Culp, C. H., Lavy, S. and Fernandez-Solis, J. L., the Joint CIB W070, W092 & TG72 International Conference on Facilities Management, Procurement Systems and Public Private Partnership, Cape Town, South Africa, January 23-25, 2012.
  • 2010-2012, Holder of the Harold L. Adams ' 61 Endowed Interdisciplinary Professorship in Construction Science.
  • 2010, Emerald Literati Network, Highly Commended Award Winner for Excellence 2010 for the paper "Facilities maintenance management practices in large public schools, Texas", Lavy, S. and Bilbo, D. L., Facilities, 27(1/2), 5-20.
  • 2010, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Best Paper Award sponsored by Facilities and W070 Facilities Management and Maintenance for the paper "Facility managers' preferred interior wall finishes in acute-care hospital buildings", Lavy S. and Dixit M. K., CIB World Congress, Salford, UK, May 11-13, 2010.
  • 2004, Award of outstanding Teaching Assistant, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion - I.I.T. - Spring 2003.
  • 2004, Rubinstein fellowship for the Ph.D. research in recognition of excellence in research.
  • 2002, Rubinstein award in recognition of excellence of Master dissertation, granted annually for a graduated thesis in Civil Engineering.
  • 1999, Honor of outstanding excellence in undergraduate studies, Provost Foundation, Technion - I.I.T.
  • 1999, Honor of outstanding in undergraduate studies, Dean Foundation, Civil Engineering, Technion - I.I.T.
  • 1999, Sechi award for excellence in the course "Statics of Structures 2" (014109).
  • 1999, Strumph award for excellence in the course "Acoustics in Civil Engineering" (014512).
  • 1998, Matmidi-Schtendig award for excellence in undergraduate studies.

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