Dulcy M. Abraham

Professor of Civil Engineering

Purdue University
Lyles School of Civil Engineering
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051

Office: HAMP 1241
Phone: (765) 494-2239

Specialty Area(s)

Personal Web Site

Research Summary
Infrastructure assessment and rehabilitation, construction automation and robotics, resource leveling/resource allocation, environmental issues in construction.

Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1990
MSCE, University of Maryland, 1986
B. Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, 1985

Honors & Awards

  • Included in the Purdue Book of Great Teachers, 2003

  • Who's Who in Engineering Education, 2002

  • Beta Tau Construction Engineering Honorary Outstanding Professor Award, Purdue University, 1996, 2001

  • Stanley Zupnick Award, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, 1987, 1988

  • Sheikh Jaber Abdullah Jaber Scholarship, Kuwait - 1981-1983


  • Irizarry, J., K. Simonsen, and D. M. Abraham. (2005). Effect of Safety and Environmental Variables on Task Durations in Steel Erection. ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering Management.

  • Abraham, D. M., J. D. McGlothlin, D. W. Halpin, and J. Hinze. (2004). Construction Safety Alliance - Examining Causes of Construction Injuries and Defining Best Practices That Improve Safety Performance. Construction Information Quarterly, Chartered Institute of Building, Ascot, U.K.

  • Abraham, D., C. Fuentes, and D. M. Abraham. (2004). Web-Based Bidding in Construction: Using Simulation as an Evaluation Tool. International Journal of Electronic Business.

  • Chung, T., D. M. Abraham, and S. Gokhale. (2004). Decision Support Systems for Microtunneling Applications, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.

  • Whalen, T., S. Gopal and D. M. Abraham. (2003). A Cost-Benefit Model for the Construction of Tornado Shelters. ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.

  • Arboleda, C.and D. M. Abraham. (2003). Fatalities in Trenching Operations, Analysis using Models of Accident Causation. ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.