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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

  • 2011-Present, Associate Professor, Department of Construction Science, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University.
  • 2017-2020, Visiting Research Fellow, Honorary Appointment, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
  • 2005-2011, Assistant Professor, Department of Construction Science, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University.
  • 1999-2005, Teaching Assistant, Department of Structural Engineering and Construction Management, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion - I.I.T.

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 333, Project Management for Facility Managers, 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

  • 2018, Research and Scholarly Activity Award, Department of Construction Science, Texas A&M University.
  • 2016-2019, Holder of the James C. Smith Construction Industry Advisory Council (CIAC) Professorship in Construction Science.
  • 2017, Construction Management Track, Best Paper Award for the paper “The future of facility management in the face of rapidly changing technology”, Lavy, S., Singh, N., Choi, K.C., and Justin, A., the 2017 International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Constructed Infrastructure Facilities (MAIREINFRA), Seoul, South Korea, July 19-21, 2017.
  • 2017, Research and Scholarly Activity Award, Department of Construction Science, Texas A&M University.
  • 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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