Makarand Hastak

Professor of Civil Engineering and Head of Construction Engineering and Management

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

Office: HAMP 1223
Phone: (765) 494-0641

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Ph.D., Purdue University, 1994
M.S., University of Cincinnati, 1991
B.E., Nagpur University, India, 1987

Research Summary
Decision support systems and construction process improvement, risk assessment and strategic planning infrastructure management, international construction project cost control, construction operations analysis, simulation life cycle assessment of composite materials in construction.

Selected Research Projects

  • NSF/US-India Joint Workshop on Urban Housing and Supporting Infrastructure, August 2005-July 2006, Co-PI

  • CII/Cost Schedule Tradeoff, March 2004-December 2006.

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Manufactured Housing Production Process Planning and Facility Design, September 2002-August 2005.

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Housing Research Agenda Workshop, August 2003-July 2004, Co-PI.

  • CII/Achieving Radical Reduction in Project Cycle Time, March 2002-December 2004.

  • JTRP/Constructibility, Maintainability, and Operability of FRP Bridge Deck Panels, November 2002-October 2004, Co-PI:D.W. Halpin

Honors & Awards
Who's Who in Engineering Education (WWEE), 2002 edition.

Academic Achievement Award given by Construction Management Association of American (CMAA) NY/NJ section for Exec 21 program established at Polytechnic University in conjunction with Eugene Fasullo and Ilan Juran, Polytechnic University (1997).

Selected Publications

  • Sukumaran, Praveen, Hong, TaeHoon, Bayraktar, Mehmet Emre, and M. Hastak (2006). "Validation of a Model for Predicting Schedule Changes in Highway Work Zones-Case Studies." Paper accepted for publication in the ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering.

  • Sukumaran, Praveen, Bayraktar, Mehmet Emre, Hong, TaeHoon, and M. Hastak (2006). "Model for Analysis of Factors Effecting Construction Schedule in Highway Work Zones." Paper accepted for publication in the ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering.

  • Banerjee, D.,* Syal, M. and M. Hastak (2006). "Material Flow Based Facility Layout Analysis of Manufactured Housing Production Plant." Paper accepted for publication in the ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering.

  • Jeong, Jae, M. Hastak, and Syal, Matt. (2006). "Supply Chain Analysis and Modeling for the Manufactured Housing Industry." Paper accepted for publication in the March 2006 issue of the ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development.

  • Bayraktar, Mehmet Emre, Cui, Quingbin, M. Hastak, and Minkarah, Issam (2006). "An Evaluation of Warranty Contracting in United States." Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. Vol. 33, No.1 January 2006, pp1-9

  • Mehrotra, N., M. Syal, and M. Hastak. (2005). "Manufactured Housing Production Layout Design." Paper scheduled for publication in the March 2005 issue of the ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering.