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James Smith

Assistant Professor
Full-Time Faculty

Engineering Building
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Dr. Smith graduated from BYU’s Construction Management program with his Bachelors Degree in 2003. After graduation, James worked in industry for seven years in Nevada and Utah, before returning to BYU for his master’s degree. He received his PhD in Architecture from Texas A&M University in 2013 after completing his dissertation entitled, “Trust-Building in the Construction Project Delivery Process: A Relational Lookahead Tool for Managing Trust”.

Research Interests

My research focuses on trust-building in the construction delivery process including alternate project delivery methods, interdisciplinary learning, lean construction, and an additional focus area in residential construction. .

Teaching Interests

At the undergraduate level, Dr. Smith teaches the Introduction to Construction and Facilities Management course and the Preconstruction course. Dr. Smith also teaches the Leadership in the Built Environment Course at the graduate level.

Education

  • Ph. D. in Architecture, Construction Management , Texas A&M University (2013)
  • Master of Science, Construction Management , Brigham Young University (2010)
  • Bachelor of Science, Construction Management , Brigham Young University (2003)

Honors and Awards

  • ASC Proceedings Best Paper Award, Associated Schools of Construction (2020 - 2020)
  • Most Influential Faculty Award 2020, Ira A Fulton College of Engineering & Technology (2020 - 2020)
  • Regional Teaching Award, Associated Schools of Construction (2018 - 2018)

Memberships

  • Lean Construction Institute (2018 - Present)
  • Associated Schools of Construction (2016 - Present)
  • National Association of Home Builders (2016 - Present)
  • UVHBA Community Service Committee (2016 - Present)
  • Sigma Lambda Chi (2002 - Present)

Professional Citizenship

  • Committee/Council Chair, CM Challenge (2018 - Present)
  • Board Member, National Association of Home Builders Student Chapters (2018 - Present)
  • Committee/Council Member, National Association of Home Builders Research Committee (2017 - Present)
  • Committee/Council Member, Associated Schools of Construction (2017 - Present)
  • Editorial Review Board Member, International Journal of Construction Education and Research (2016 - Present)
  • Committee/Council Member, Utah Valley Home Builders Assocation (2016 - Present)
  • Committee/Council Chair, International Group for Lean Construction (2019 - 2020)
  • Editorial Review Board Member, International Group for Lean Construction (2017 - 2018)

Courses Taught

Publications

William N Smith James Packer Smith Evan Dale Bingham Morgan Tagg James P Smith Jay P Christofferson Kevin R Miller James Packer Smith Joseph M Burgett James Packer Smith Joseph M Burgett Avinash Venugopal Joseph M Burgett Anthony J Perrenoud Joseph M Burgett Noorien Bhaidani Zofia Rybkowski James Packer Smith Ifte Choudhurry Rodney Hill

Presentations

James Packer Smith