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Dr. Somik Ghosh

Somik Ghosh

Research Interests

  • Lean project delivery system
  • Project planning and controls
  • Occupational health and safety in construction
  • Advancement of residential construction


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
PhD, Environmental Design and Planning, Emphasis in Building Construction

Michigan State University
MS, Construction Management

Jadavpur University
Bachelor of Architecture


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Professional Credentials

Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt — College of Engineering, University of Oklahoma

LEED Accredited Professional, BD+C — Green Building Certification Institute

Certified Green Professional — National Association of Home Builders

Registered Architect in India — Council of Architecture, India

Selected Publications

Ghosh, S., Robinette, M., and Tapia, H. (2019). “Implementing Unbiased Decision-Making in Construction: A Lean Approach.” The Professional Constructor, Spring 2019, 44 (1), 14-22.

Khanzadi, M., Shahbazi, M.M., Arashpour, M., and Ghosh, S. (2019). “The Less Agents, the More Schedule Reliability: Examination of Single-Point Responsibility Model in Design Management.” International Journal of Civil Engineering.

Khanzadi, M., Shahbazi, M.M., Arashpour, M., and Ghosh, S. (2019). “Lean Design Management Using a Gamified System.” Scientica Iranica, 26(1), 15-25. doi: 10.24200/sci.2018.20325.

Perez, A. and Ghosh, S. (2018). “Barriers Faced by New-Adopter of Last Planner System®: A Case Study.” Journal of Engineering, Construction, and Architectural Management, 25 (9), 1110-1126.

Ghosh, S., Dickerson, D., and Mills, T. (2017). “Effect of Last Planner System ® on Social Interactions Among Project Participants.” International Journal of Construction Education and Research, 2017, 1-18.


Excellence in Teaching, Associated Schools of Construction Region 5. (October 2017).

Robert L. Bowen Industry Residency, Associate General Contractors. (June 2017).

Featured Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research

Ghosh, S. (Co-PI) and Reyes, M. (Co-PI). TEXO Foundation Grant, 2019. Measuring Efficacy of Trade-specific Multimodal Safety Training Strategy. ($5,000)

Bigelow, B. (Co-PI), Ghosh, S. (Co-PI), Bhattacharjee, S. (Co-PI), and Bloom, B. (Co‐PI). Homebuilding Education Leadership Program (HELP), 2019. ($95,600)

Ghosh, S. (Co-PI) and Kim, J. (Co-PI). US Dept. of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology, 2017. Measuring Benefits of Horizontal Directional Drilling Compared to Open-Cut using Real-Time Wireless Smart Sensor. ($25,200)