UF College of Design, Construction & Planning

Edward Minchin

Professor and Associate Director
M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management
Phone Number: 352-273-1153
Education:

Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Pennsylvania State University;
Master of Engineering, Civil Engineering, University of Florida
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Florida

Biographical Information:

Awards

International

  • Keynote Address; “Construction Supply Chain Integrity: Mitigating the Counterfeit Threat”; 2nd International Structural Engineering and Construction Australasia and Southeast Asia Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 2014.
  • Keynote Address, “The Steel Market and Counterfeiting: Impacts on the Economy”; First Steel Market and Counterfeiting Conference, organized by Cate’ Note’-Nord, Sept Iles, Quebec, Canada, 2014.
  • Keynote Address, “Current Trends in the Use of Delivery Systems in the U.S.”; National Faculty – Industry Workshop; Beijing, China, 2009.
  • Best Paper Award. Paper, entitled “CM-at-Risk Delivery System and The Miami Intermodal Center” was adjudged best paper among the 218 papers presented at the Counseil International du Batiment (cib) annual meeting in Helsinki, Finland, 2005.

National

  • U.S. Department of Justice, Certificate of Appreciation for address to the D.C. Counterfeit Microelectronics Working Group entitled “Sino-American Perceptions of Counterfeiting in the Construction Industry,” Washington, DC, 2013
  • Feature Article, “Buyer Beware”, Based on research project “Product Integrity Concerns in Low-cost Sourcing Countries,” Explore Magazine, University of Florida, Spring Edition, 2012
  • Rinker Professorship. Named Rinker Professor of Construction, 2011 – present
  • Holland Professorship. Named Holland Professor of Construction, 2010
  • Cover Story, “Hot Commodities,” featuring research project for which Dr. Minchin was Principal Investigator. Engineering News Record, October 18 edition, 2010.
  • ASCE ExCEed Teaching Fellowship, 2005.
  • Navy Achievement Medal, Leadership of Construction Detachment, 1992.

State

  • Florida Blue Key. Florida’s top leadership fraternity.  Tapped for lifetime of service and leadership, 2014.  Incoming class included Dr. Minchin and then-sitting Governor Rick Scott.
  • Value Engineering Stewardship Award, Florida DOT, 1996. Chaired Value Engineering team that saved the DOT $3million.

Special Fields

  • Alternative and Innovative Construction Project Delivery
  • Construction Supply Chain Integrity and Security
    • Special emphasis on eliminating and mitigating the threat from counterfeit construction materials and products
  • Construction Disputes Avoidance and Resolution

Employment

  • Faculty member at:
    • University of Florida, College of Design, Construction and Planning, Rinker School of Construction Management;
    • University of Florida, College of Engineering, Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering;
    • Iowa State University, College of Engineering, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering;
    • Penn State University College of Engineering, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering;
  • Prior to PhD:
    • Florida Department of Transportation;
    • Couch Construction Company;
    • Teaching Assistant, University of Florida College of Engineering, Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering

Publications
Over 100 refereed publications. Sample below:

  • El-Mashaleh, M.(g).; Minchin, R.E.; “Concessionaire Selection Model Based on Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), ” ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering; Vol. 30, No. 4; American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA, 2014.
  • Minchin, R.E.; Li, X.(g); Issa, R.R.; Vargas, G.L.; “Comparison of Cost and Time Performance of Design-Build vs. Design-Bid-Build Delivery Systems in Florida”; ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management; Vol. 139, No. 10; American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA, 2013; ISSN 0733-9364/0401 3007(5)
  • Minchin, R.E.; Thurn, S.B.(g), Lewis , D.W.(g), Eliis, R.D.;  “The Impact of Night Construction on Contractor Bid Amounts and Productivity for Transportation Construction”; ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management; Vol. 139, No. 8; American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA, 2013, pp. 1055-1062
  • Emerson, R.D.; Minchin, R.E.; Gruneberg, S.; “Workers’ Compensation in Construction:  Workers’ Benefits under Alternative Dispute Resolution Systems”; ASCE Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction. Vol. 5, No.. 3; American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA, 2013, pp. 113-121.
  • Minchin, R.E.; Cui, S(g); Walters, R.C.; Issa, R.; Pan, J.; “Sino-American Opinions and Perceptions of Counterfeiting in the Construction Supply Chain”; ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management; Vol. 139, No. 1; American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA, 2013, pp. 1-8
  • Minchin, R.E.; Li, X.(g); Issa, R.R.; Vargas, G.L.; “Comparison of Cost and Time Performance of Design-Build vs. Design-Bid-Build Delivery Systems in Florida”; ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management; Vol. 139, No. 10; American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA, 2013; ISSN 0733-9364/0401 3007(5)
  • Minchin, R.E.; Cui, S.(g) ; Walters, R.C.; Issa, R.; Pan, J.; “Sino-American Opinions and Perceptions of Counterfeiting in the Construction Supply Chain”; ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management; Vol. 139, No. 1; American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA,  2013, pp. 1-8
  • Minchin, R.E.; Ellis, R.D.; Pyeon, J.H(g) .; Jichao, Zhan(g) “Use of Innovative Contracting Methods by DOTs – Project Managers Speak”; Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture; Vol.4, No. 8, David Publishing Company, Chicago, IL, 2011. pp. 14-26.
  • Minchin, R.E; Henriquez, N.R.(g) ; King, A.M.(g) ; Lewis, D.W.(g) ; “Owners Respond:  Preferences for Task Performance, Delivery Systems and Quality Management,” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Volume 136, No. 3, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA, 2010, pp. 283-293.
  • Minchin, R.E.; “The Fall and Rise of the Largest CM-at-Risk Transportation Construction Project Ever,” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Volume 135, No. 9, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA, 2009, pp. 401-410.
  • Ziqiang Zeng, Z. (g); Minchin, R.E.; Ptschelinzew, L.R. (g); Zhang, Y. (g); “Applying Multi-objective Decision Making Model to Selection of Multiple Project Delivery Methods for Multi-project Construction Projects Under Uncertainty,” 2nd International Structural Engineering and Construction Australasia and Southeast Asia Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 2014, pp. 477-482
  • Ptschelinzew, L.R.(g) ; Minchin, R.E.; Migliaccio, G.; Atkins, K.; G.; Hostetler, G.A.; Warne, T.R.; Nettuno, G.; “Best Practices in Design Process Development for Accelerated Construction Project Delivery”; Proceedings, 7th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2013, pp. 1205-1210
  • Minchin, R.E.; Ptschelinzew(g) , L.R.; Migliaccio, G.; Gatti, U.; Atkins, K.; Hostetler, G.; “A Synthesis of Fast Track Highway Construction Delivery in the U.S.”;  Proceedings, World Building Congress, Counseil International du Batiment (cib), Brisbane, Australia, 2013, pp. CD
  • Minchin, R.E.; Migliaccio, G.; Li, X(g) .; Issa, R.R.; Atkins, K.; Vargas, G.; Hostetler, G.A.; “Construction and Design Issues for Construction Manager / General Contractor Highway Projects”; Proceedings, Counseil International du Batiment (cib) Conference for Management of Construction Research to Practice, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2012, pp. CD
  • Minchin, R.E.; Ellis, R.D.; “CM-at-Risk Delivery System and the Miami Intermodal Center”; Proceedings of the Counseil International du Batiment; Helsinki, Finland, 2005; pp. 222-223 (Executive Summary); Manuscript on CD (Awarded Best Paper at conference)

Seven Books and Book Chapters. Sample of two:

  • “Design Management Guide for Design-Build and Construction-Manager-as- General Contractor Projects” Minchin, R.E.; Migliaccio, G.C.; Atkins, K; Warne, T.; Gatti, U. (g); Ptschelinzew, L.(g); Hostetler, G.; Asiamah, S.; Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, DC; 2014, ISBN 978-0-309-30805-2; Note: Dr. Minchin was lead writer of chapter, assisted by G.C. Migliaccio and others;
  • Orstavik, F.; Abbott, C.; Dainty, A.R.J., Editors; Construction Innovation, Chapter 12, “Project delivery systems and innovation: The case of US road building,” Accepted for publication by Blackwell Publishing, Ltd WILEY, Oxford, UK; May, 2014; Note: Dr. Minchin was lead writer of chapter, assisted by Martha Gross.

Member

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE);
  • Disputes Resolution Foundation;
  • Transportation Research Board;
  • Counseil International du Batiment (cib).