Brian C. Lines

Brian C. Lines
University of Kansas | KU · Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering

Ph.D.

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Introduction
Brian C. Lines currently works at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Kansas.

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Publications (60)
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The construction industry could enormously benefit from the young graduates starting their professional journey well equipped with the necessary ethical principles. This study mainly intended to see if there is a relationship between the personalities of construction engineering students and their views of ethics in the construction industry. It ev...
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Organizations must be adept at managing the adoption of change initiatives. However, it is argued that more than half of change adoption efforts fail to reach their objectives. This study aims to model the relationship between six change management strategies and three identified levels of change adoption outcomes (unsuccessful, moderately successf...
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The architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry is introduced to a lot of innovations and changes in various types such as technology (software and hardware informational systems), management process (alternative project delivery, alternative procurement methods, and process improvements), and business structure (mergers, acquisition...
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In the last two decades, an increasing number of organizations have shifted from using the design-bid-build delivery method (DBB) to alternative project delivery methods (APDMs). This shift requires changes for both the organizations and the individuals involved. This study provides guidelines detailing how to lead APDM adoption at the organization...
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In today’s rapidly changing market, effective organizational change adoption has become a core competency for many Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) organizations to maintain competitiveness. Many barriers and hindrances stand in the way of the successful adoption of an organizational change initiative, with employee’s resistance to...
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The architecture, engineering, and construction industry is introduced to a lot of innovations in various areas such as technology, management process, and business structure. The industry is rapidly adopting changes to cope with the current market. Many change initiatives fail to achieve their intended outcomes due to multiple barriers such as emp...
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The best-value (BV) procurement method has been increasingly used by owners in the context of design–bid–build (DBB) project delivery. The objective of this study was to determine whether a statistically significant difference existed between project performance outcomes (cost growth, schedule growth, and owner’s satisfaction) and the qualification...
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Purpose The Project Management Body of Knowledge recommends the use of issue logs as a best practice to minimize the potential project cost and schedule growth. Although the broader topic of project control has been widely studied in the construction literature, the specific application of issue logs has remained relatively understudied. This study...
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The implementation of alternative project delivery methods (APDMs) in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry has increased in recent years. Yet implementation of these methods requires an organizational change effort. One of the challenges facing organizations that are implementing organizational change initiatives is employ...
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The request for proposal (RFP) process is essential to the subsequent success of software project implementations. The RFP seeks to identify an appropriate software solution to best meet the client organisation’s scope and contractually establishes the project’s baseline cost and schedule expectations. However, there is a lack of RFP-research relat...
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Selection of a project delivery method in highway construction is a challenging task because of the many decision criteria involved. In addition to quantitative project attributes, the project delivery decision-making process also typically relies on qualitative measures such as subjective judgments and experts’ opinions based on their experience w...
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The construction industry has used personality assessments as a tool in personnel hiring, promotion, and talent development processes. However, many companies enter uncharted waters with how to best utilize these assessments. The purpose of this study is to identify the traits, characteristics, and skillsets of top-performing electrical contractors...
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Purpose: Although numerous studies have examined alternative project delivery methods (APDMs), most of these studies have focused on the relationship between these methods and improved project performance. Limited research identifies how to successfully add these methods within architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) organizations. The pu...
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Public institutions seek to maintain their built-environment assets by allocating sizable budgets to small construction projects that renovate or expand upon existing facilities. Small building projects can encounter many issues, which must be effectively managed by the project team to avoid negative performance outcomes. Yet relatively little rese...
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The architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry has often been accused of being slow to adopt change. Yet the breadth of available technology solutions in the modern AEC industry continues to grow. Companies therefore must be adept at organizational change management; otherwise, the full benefits of technology solutions may never be...
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Although construction owners have long utilized Best-Value (BV) procurement within alternative delivery, they have historically been less willing to do so when selecting contractor teams in traditional Design-Bid-Build (D-B-B). In D-B-B, the availability of 100% complete construction documents implies that the lowest bidder should be selected. As c...
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Selecting an appropriate delivery method for highway projects is a complex decision process. Delivery decisions typically involve evaluating both quantitative (e.g., cost, schedule) and qualitative (e.g., project complexity, delivery risk) criteria. Although many studies have proposed processes and guidance to select the most suitable delivery meth...
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Cost and schedule growth have been a heavily studied topic within the construction industry, particularly related to the horizontal sector or within the context of projects of substantial size. Yet relatively little research has focused on smaller project sizes within the facilities operation and maintenance sector, which were comprised of vertical...
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It has become widely understood throughout the construction industry that a direct linear relationship exists between project cost overruns and schedule delays. Much of this relationship is a product of identifiable risks encountered due to issues resulting from contractor's capabilities, owner's change in scope, designer's caused errors and omissi...
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The architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry has often been accused of being slow to adopt change. Yet in the modern AEC industry–where the breadth of available technology solutions continues to grow–companies must be increasingly adept at organizational change management to maintain their competitive edge. When a company fails to...
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The procurement processes used in the alternative contracting methods of design-build (DB) and construction manager at risk (CMAR) are heavily focused on best-value and qualifications-based selection. However, previous research has not examined the effectiveness of owners' evaluation criteria in differentiating among competing bidders. The objectiv...
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Construction projects are fraught with risks. These if occur can impact both cost and schedule of the project. Studies on risk management plan and its phases, risk-based-procurement, risk-based-delivery method selection, and risk-based-bidding, can be found in abundance in literature. However, very little to no research has been conducted to analyz...
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Group assignments are an important aspect of engineering and construction curriculum, which help students build their skillset in collaboration, teamwork, and communication. GPA, GRE, TOEFL scores, or other grading scale which reflect student academic performance, have been used in grouping student. Many previous researches have also been conducted...
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Many researchers have tried to predict the factors that can influence the performance of individuals. Similarly, performance of construction engineering and management students in colleges have also been a topic of research for many researcher, for many feel performances in college has an influence on the performance in the construction industry. P...
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Although the procurement of architectural and engineering (A/E) consultants has traditionally followed Qualifications-Based Selection (QBS), owners have begun to utilize cost evaluations with increasing regularity. A/E professional associations have widely viewed this as a threat to their profession and have established guidelines stating that owne...
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Best-value (BV) procurement is increasingly used in conventional design-bid-build (DBB) delivery, which raises questions regarding the influence of qualifications-based evaluation criteria when selecting construction contractors. The objectives of this study are to (1) examine BV procurement outcomes that can be expected from DBB projects, (2) dete...
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Few studies have investigated best practices for organizational change management (OCM) within the electrical contracting industry. This study had two research questions: first, to determine whether there is a relationship between electrical contractor usage of OCM practices and successful change adoption; second, to identify whether electrical con...
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Construction contractors have historically been procured through price-driven methods. Yet the increased use of alternate project delivery methods, along with owner-perceived concerns over construction performance, has led many owners to introduce qualifications-based selection criteria into their procurement systems. As a result, construction cont...
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A recent study has shown a positive correlation between owner satisfaction during construction projects and the contractor’s level of project risk management (PRM) capability. This capability can be measured and is known as risk maturity. Risk maturity can be improved within individuals and project teams. Both training and tools are available for i...
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The construction industry has used best-value (BV) in traditional design-bid-build (D-B-B) projects, and this raises questions regarding the influence of qualifications-based evaluation criteria on the outcomes of BV awarded contractors. The main objective of this study was to examine the consequences of contractor selections using BV for D-B-B pro...
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The building construction sector has historically procured contractors through price-driven methods. Yet the increased use of alternative project delivery methods, along with owner-perceived concerns over construction project performance, has led many construction owners to consider introducing qualifications-based criteria within their procurement...
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Owner organizations are increasingly using alternative project delivery methods of design-build (DB) and construction manager at risk (CMAR). Documented advantages of these delivery methods include the opportunity to improve project constructability, value engineering, innovativeness, and collaboration. The experience, qualifications, and technical...
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In today's rapidly evolving market, effective organizational change adoption has become a core competency of architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) firms to maintain their competitive advantage. Firms that more effectively manage organizational change adoption can position themselves as early adopters and are able to expend fewer resourc...
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Owners in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry are consciously shifting their procurement and project management practices in search of higher performance. Yet a concerted change management effort is required in order to ensure project teams are able to adopt new practices successfully. This study utilized an action research app...
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In 1972, the Brooks Act established qualifications-based selection at the federal level, requiring the U.S. Federal Government to procure architectural and engineering (A/E) consultants based upon their experience and capability rather than cost. Yet at the state, municipal, and local levels, as well as in the private sector, best value procurement...
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Managing project risk in construction is becoming increasingly critical for ensuring that project objectives are met effectively. Perceptions and practices related to effective risk management vary among contractors, which results in different levels of risk-management capabilities. A best-value selection method enables owners to identify, during t...
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The purpose of this paper is to present a case study on the application of the Lean Six Sigma (LSS) quality improvement methodology to facilities management (FM) services at a healthcare organization. Research literature was reviewed concerning whether or not LSS has been applied in healthcare-based FM, but no such studies have been published. This...
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Owner organizations within the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry are presented with a wide variety of potential process-related improvements aimed at increasing project efficiency and performance. Implementation of process improvements can prove to be extremely difficult; previous research cautions that perhaps more than ha...
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The public sector vertical construction market has historically procured contractors through price-driven methods. Yet the increased use of alternate project delivery methods along with owner-perceived concerns over construction performance has led many owners introduce qualifications-based selection criteria into their procurement systems. As a re...
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Warranties in the construction industry have become more prevalent as buyers often rely upon the length of the warranties in evaluating products and services. Research has shown that the length of the warranty has no correlation to the actual performance of the product or service being purchased. The purpose of this paper is to present the findings...
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Risk management within construction is becoming an important skill for owners and constructors alike to possess. The challenge is in transferring lessons learned and knowledge to others for the collective benefit of the organization. One thought is that risk management knowledge can be neatly packaged up, documented, and provided to others. Others...
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A major area of innovation within the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry involves the re-engineering of project delivery processes, yet successful implementation of such processes requires a significant organizational change effort. The AEC industry is often regarded as a laggard in the uptake of innovation, and personnel re...
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Performance mapping and determination of the key drivers for outsourcing organizations is important to determining the performance of the organization as well as ways to improve overall construction efficiency. A large private Utility Company (UC) partnered with a research group to measure the performance of their construction contracting environme...
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For owner organizations in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry, successful implementation of new processes for procuring, contracting, and managing requires a concerted change management effort. The objective of this study was to empirically measure the impact of individual change management factors on minimizing resistance fro...
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Planning is known to enhance construction project performance in terms of cost, schedule, and quality. Yet, project teams oftentimes do not incorporate effective planning methodologies, typically citing a lack of time or capability to conduct detailed planning. This article proposes a brief yet rigorous project planning method, known as the pre-con...
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Increasingly competitive business environments and restrictive financial conditions have led owner organizations in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry to implement alternative project delivery methods. Whereas the goal of alternative project delivery methods (APDMs) is to increase project delivery performance, the organization...
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Purpose – The purpose of this study is to describe how the University of Minnesota's capital program implemented risk management metrics on 266 construction projects and to present the results of the risk metrics. Design/methodology/approach – The implementation of Weekly Risk Reports (WRR) on the university construction projects captured informat...
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For large public organizations, implementing a new project delivery strategy for architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) services requires significant organizational change. A key challenge is how to address the specific needs of multiple individual AEC projects while maintaining organization-wide consistency. Numerous barriers exist to h...
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Many buyer organizations have attempted to implement new project delivery methods to increase performance on their contracting processes. Yet implementing new business practices can be difficult to accomplish successfully. An action research methodology was utilized to present a longitudinal case study of the University of Alberta’s implementation...
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Performance in the construction industry is wrought with challenges and owners often are victim to cost and schedule overruns, particularly on high profile projects that are large, complex, and risky. Alternative project delivery methods and techniques are continually being developed and implemented by buyers of construction services to address the...
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Exploratory research and development projects bring inherent risk due to the unfamiliar nature of the technologies investigated. No consensus exists as to a project management methodology that will consistently add value and increase the rate of success in the exploratory research process. In response to this problem, the authors present observatio...
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Planned organizational change processes are of increasing need for organizations to maintain their competitive edge in today's global economy. Yet planned change efforts have been documented to have failure rates between 50-70 percent. Thus management skills and training in successful change processes is of high value. This article provides a criti...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to verify pre‐existing perceptions of the facilities management (FM) industry through the collection of empirical evidence that establishes the current state of the profession. Data collected will identify the major challenges facing the FM industry, and will be used in the development of proposed academic pro...

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The alternative project delivery methods (APDMs) today are being increasingly used by owner organizations in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. Yet the adoption of these methods can be extremely difficult to accomplish and requires significant change management efforts. To facilitate the APDM adoption, this research aimed to better understand how AEC owner organizations have changed from only using the design-bid-build method to also successfully implementing APDMs from an organizational change perspective.
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