Anusree Saseendran's research while affiliated with Texas A&M University and other places

Publications (11)

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The construction industry is confronted with a critical shortage of skilled trade workers, which greatly hampers its growth and labor productivity. This shortage of workforce mainly stems from a lack of effective strategies for recruiting and retaining students in construction programs, which can be addressed by fully understanding major factors th...
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Research has demonstrated that a career in construction is neither sought after nor considered lucrative by young students and that there is little awareness about the preparation and education required to pursue a career in construction. This study provides insight from high school students’ perspective of who a construction manager is. In additio...
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Although a main goal of low-bid procurement is to maximize project value, the approach can actually increase project cost and duration if construction document deficiencies are not resolved early on. This study examined in which construction phase (before or after contract execution) contractors discover document deficiencies, when owners learn of...
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The workforce shortage in construction is well known, and demand for construction managers is projected to grow over the next 10 years. These challenges are exacerbated for trade contractors. This study explored the differences based on age regarding factors that attract and retain management talent in electrical construction. Data were collected t...
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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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Construction project managers (PMs) are critical to the execution of successful construction projects, conducting and orchestrating the intricacies of dynamic and complex projects. A large state university was challenged with attracting and retaining PMs in their construction department during a period of rapid university growth and departmental re...
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Demand for construction managers is considerable and is projected to grow through the next decade. To meet the demand for construction managers, construction management programs will have to produce enough graduates. However, to produce graduates, programs must first attract students to their programs. This study collected data from students enroll...
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Energy management is becoming increasingly important in the building sector due to the fact that it accounts for 50% of total energy consumption in industrial nations. The objective of this study was to compare a partial thermal energy storage system and a traditional air-cooled chiller system in a building retrofit in Alachua County, Florida in or...
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The ever-evolving nature of the construction industry, along with using heavy equipment and hazardous materials, increases the potential of accidents and injuries among Hispanic workers, the utmost at-risk population in this industry. This paper seeks to integrate the previously disconnected body of knowledge surrounding the leading factors impac...

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... A contract can be regarded as one of the most significant means to safeguard against deprivation of rights and disputes (Chan et al., 2021), which is common and pervasive in construction industry (Saseendran et al., 2020). If conflicts are not managed properly by adequate contract guidance, then cost overrun, schedule delay, quality defects, disruption of team spirit, and above all, damage in relationship between involved parties become unavoidable consequences (Chan et al., 2006;Koc and Gurgun, 2021). ...
... The findings of this study make several implications for human resource managers at construction companies to effectively promote retention and recruitment. First, the present study contrasts prior work focused on incentivising performance (Larkin et al., 2012;Oyer and Schaefer, 2010) and aligns with current work underscoring the importance of interpersonal relationships and opportunities for professional development (Bigelow et al., 2021;Welfare et al., 2021). However, unlike prior work, this study positions employee agency as a significant contributor to promoting the recruitment and retention of construction professionals across companies. ...
... A lot of evidence showed that the existence of asymmetric information increases costs, reduces project efficiency, and increases the probability of project failure . Information transparency can help alleviate information asymmetry to the greatest extent (Pesek et al., 2019;Ping Ho et al., 2015). For example, Forsythe et al. (2015) found that the higher transparency and access to construction project information provided by the Building Information Model system can reduce the information asymmetry that appears in the construction contracting relationship. ...
... Improvement of each of these three problems requires specific measures in specific conditions [72][73] [74] . International studies have found these three main LPRA factors to hold true in the construction industry [75] [76] and in health care [22] [41] . Other studies support the view that these three factors are true of LPRAs across industry in general [33] [19] . ...
... This equates to 1,780 additional construction managers every year, not including the replacement of existing construction professionals who leave the industry. To meet this projected increase, construction management (CM) programs must continuously produce an adequate amount of graduates [4]. There has been increasing pressure on academia to produce highly knowledgeable and job-ready graduates [2]. ...