Paul S. Chinowsky

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Government organizations are responsible for strategic decisions regarding the economic development of individual countries and regional areas. This decision-making process is influenced by the certainty of the information presented to government officials. One area where this decision-making influence is challenging government officials is in climate-based(More)
Engineering and construction projects are dependent on two fundamental elements: ͑1͒ the ability to plan and manage the technical components of the project such as the tasks and resources; and ͑2͒ the ability of the project participants to effectively develop into a high performance team. Historically, the industry has focused extensively on optimizing the(More)
Climate change is a potential threat to Vietnam's development as current and future infrastructure will be vulnerable to climate change impacts. This paper focuses on the physical asset of road infrastructure in Vietnam by evaluating the potential impact of changes from stressors, including: sea level rise, precipitation, temperature and flooding. Across 56(More)
The African continent is facing the potential of a US$183.6 billion liability to repair and maintain roads damaged from temperature and precipitation changes related to climate change through 2100. As detailed, the central part of the continent faces the greatest impact from climate change with countries facing an average cost of US$22 million annually, if(More)
The development of construction education curricula has undergone several significant changes over the last several decades. Existing construction programs fall primarily under two categories, construction engineering and construction management programs. Further, construction education is significantly different at the undergraduate and graduate levels and(More)
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The engineering and construction industry has evolved to a task-centric approach to evaluating the effectiveness of projects. However, a narrow task-based view of project network logic neglects the coordination of communication and knowledge exchanges across the project organizational network. This paper departs from traditional approaches to introduce a(More)
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This paper presents the results of the current study on the impact of climate change on the road and building infrastructure within South Africa. The approach builds upon previous work associated with the UNU-WIDER Development under Climate Change effort emphasizing the impact of climate change on roads. The paper illustrates how climate change effects on(More)