30 June - 3 July 2018 Radisson Blu Plaza, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Gunnar Lucko (The Catholic University of America, USA)

Gunnar_LuckoGunnar Lucko is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and the Director of the Construction Engineering and Management Program at Catholic University of America. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. from Virginia Tech and a 5-year German diploma in structural and environmental engineering from Hamburg University of Technology. He has over eight years of research experience in project planning, where he has explored novel techniques to model and analyze schedules and their interactions with aspects like resources and costs using singularity functions. His other research interests include construction equipment operations and economics; simulation and optimization methods; and engineering education. In recent research funded by the National Science Foundation he expands scheduling theory with an objective approach to strategically allocate float, which mitigates delays on the critical path and thus reduces risk. In previous funded research projects he has investigated cash flow optimization and related financial phenomena and developed new algorithms for criticality and float calculation in linear scheduling with singularity functions. He serves as past chair of the Construction Research Council, the premier association of North American construction researchers within the American Society of Civil Engineers, and senior specialty editor of the Journal Construction Engineering and Management. He is member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences Simulation Society and the Scheduling Community of Practice of the Project Management Institute.

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Keynote speakers

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Ghassan F. Aouad
The art and science of leadership in construction
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Tarek Bahgat
Risk Management and Governance of Mega Projects
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Daniel Castro-Lacouture
Better (and within reason) design-construction interactions in a BIM world...
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Jesus M. de la Garza
Shortcomings in Plain Vanilla CPM Schedules


Submission of abstracts
15 January 2018

Notification on abstracts' acceptance
15 February 2018

Submission of final papers
31 March 2018

Payment of early registration fee
31 March 2018

Final deadline for hotel reservation
31 March 2018

Cancellation without penalty
15 May 2018

30 June - 3 July 2018