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Dr. Ben F. Bigelow

Portrait of Ben Bigelow

Research Interests

  • Housing and homebuilding
  • Underrepresented groups in construction
  • Human resource issues in construction

Education

Colorado State University
Phd, Education and Human Resource Studies, Emphasis in Construction Management

Arizona State University
MS, Construction Management

Texas A&M University
BS, Construction Science

Contact

bigelow@ou.edu

Curriculum Vitae

C.V. (PDF)

About

Ben F. Bigelow is an associate professor and Director of the Construction Science Division at the University of Oklahoma. He attended High School in Coppell, TX and earned a BS in construction science at Texas A&M University, an MS in construction management at Arizona State University, and a PhD from The School of Education at Colorado State University. Professionally Dr. Bigelow worked for a production homebuilder and has owned and operated his own small contracting business. He continues to perform select projects, and provides consulting services. He has been at the University of Oklahoma since 2017, prior to that he spent six years in the Construction Science Department at Texas A&M University. He has published 21 articles in peer reviewed journals, and he has been awarded over $617,000 in funding to support his work. Dr. Bigelow is also an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Construction Education and Research. He has been an NAHB student chapter faculty advisor, and competition team coach since 2008. Dr Bigelow is also actively engaged with his church.

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Selected Publications

Perrenoud, A. J., Alnasser, J., Bigelow, B. F. (2018). “A Review of the Barriers to Implementing Project Risk Management and a Study of their Impact on Electrical Contractors’ Risk Maturity Levels.” New Orleans, LA, Construction Research Congress. (Published)

Sasendran, A., Bigelow, B. F., Rybkowski, Z., Jourdan, D. (2018). Construction Disputes in The United States and The United Kingdom: A Comparison. The Professional Constructor, 43(2), 39-46. (Published)

Cedillo, M., Bigelow, B. (2018). “An Evaluation of the Effect of Age on House Construction on Electrical Energy Consumption in Montgomery County, Texas.” Houston, TX, ASHRAE Annual Conference. (Published)

Bigelow, B. F., Zarate, V., Soto, J., Arenas, J., Perrenoud, A. J. (2017). “Attracting and Retaining Tradesmen, an Evaluation of Influencers on Construction workers in Two Different Trades in Texas.” International Journal of Construction Education and Research.

Bigelow, B. F., Saseendran, A., Elliott, J. (2017). “Attracting Students to Construction Education Programs; An Exploration of Perceptions By Gender.” International Journal of Construction Education and Research.

Sindhu, J., Choi, K., Lavy, S., Rybkowski, Z., Bigelow, B. F., Li, W. (2017). “Effects of Front-End Planning under Fast-Tracked Project Delivery Systems for Industrial Projects.” International Journal of Construction Education and Research.

Elliott, J. W., Thevinin, M., Bigelow, B. F. (2017). “Promoting CM Student Success: Establishing an Academic Performance Benchmark Given Construction–Education Self Efficacy, Motivation and Planned Behavior.” International Journal of Construction Education and Research.

Perrenoud, A., Bigelow, B. F., Perkins, E. (In Press). Advancing Women in Construction: Gender Differences in Attraction and Retention Factors with Managers in the electrical Construction Industry. ASCE’s Journal of Management in Engineering

Saseendran, A., Bigelow, B. F., Rybkowski, Z., Jourdan, D. (2020). Disputes in Construction: An Evaluation of Contractual Effects of ConsensusDOCS. Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, 12(2), 04520008.

Bigelow, B. F., Perrenoud, A., Saseendran, A., Rahman, M. (2019). An Exploration of Age on Attraction and Retention of Managerial Workforce in the Electrical Construction Industry in the United States. International Journal of Construction Education and Research.

Bigelow, B. F., Perrenoud, A., Saseendran, A. (2019). Attraction and Retention of Minority Managerial Employees at Electrical Contractors. The Professional Constructor. 44(2), 41-51

Bigelow, B., Zarate, V., Soto, J., Arenas, J., Perrenoud, A. (2019). Attracting and Retaining Tradespeople, an Evaluation of Influencers on Construction Workers in Two Different Trades in Texas. International Journal of Construction Education and Research.

Awards

2019 Kiewit Best Construction Journal Paper Award

2018 Kiewit Best Construction Journal Paper Award

2017 Veteran Support Program Recognition; Veteran Resource & Support Center

2017 University level, Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching; Texas A&M University Association of Former Students

2017 Research Award; Texas A&M Department of Construction Science

2017 Excellence in Teaching Award; Associated Schools of Construction Region V

Featured Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research

Perrenoud, A., Reyes, M., Bigelow, B. (2019). Electrical Management Training (EMT) Phase 2. ELECTRI International. ($90,200).
• Co-PI Secondary responsibility for overall project
• External National Level, invited submission

Perrenoud, A., Reyes, M., Bigelow, B. (2019). Electrical Management Training (EMT). ELECTRI International. ($44,954).
• Co-PI Shared responsibility for overall project
• External National Level, open submission

Gosh, S., Bigelow, B., Bhattacharjee, S., Bloom, B. (2019). University of Oklahoma Home Building Education and Leadership Program. National Housing Endowment. ($95,600).
• Co-PI Shared responsibility for project overall
• External National Level, open submission

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