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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
Email: dulcy@purdue.edu

Specialty Area(s)

Personal Web Site
https://engineering.purdue.edu/CEM/People/Personal/Abraham/

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

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

Selected Research Projects


  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Integrating Safety into the Civil and Construction Engineering Curriculum, August 2006-May 2006

  • Joint Transportation Research Program, Indiana Department of Transportation, Evaluating and Ensuring Safety of Nighttime Construction and Maintenance Activities, August 2005-August 2006

  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Safety of Nighttime Construction Activities, February 2005-January 2010

  • Purdue Graduate School (Special Initiatives)/Integrating Sustainability and Disaster Mitigation in Hospital and Civil Infrastructure Assets, August 2003-July 2004

  • Joint Transportation Research Program, Indiana Department of Transportation/Analysis, Evaluation and Enhancement of INDOT's Utility Accommodation Policy, January 2003-October 2004

  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health/Construction Safety Alliance (specific project: Development of Safer Trenching Operations, September 2001- August 2003

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

Selected Publications


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

  • Abraham, D.M., McGlothlin, J.D., Halpin, D.W. and Hinze, J. (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.

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

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

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

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