Ghosh - Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture


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

Professional Credentials

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

LEED Accredited Professional, BD+C — USGBC

Certified Green Professional — National Association of Home Builders

Registered Architect in India — Council of Architecture, India

Selected Publications

Ghosh, S. and Hamad, M. (2021). “A Model for Measuring Disruption Risks in the Prefabrication Supply Chain.” International Journal of Construction Supply Chain Management, Vol. 11 (2), 69-89. DOI: 10.14424/ijcscm110221-69-88

Ghosh, S., & Lee, S. K. (2021). “Using Social Network Analysis to Explore Communication among Members of an Integrated Project Delivery Team.” International Journal of Construction Education and Research, 1-18. DOI:

Ghosh, S., Bigelow, B. F., & Patel, V. S. (2021). “Panelization: A Step towards Increasing Efficiency in Homebuilding”. Cityscape (US Dept of Housing and Urban Development), 23(3), 335-344.

Ghosh, S., Kim, J., Piratla, K., Koo, D. (2020). Evaluating Benefits of Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Compared to Open-Cut: A Case Study in the City of Enid, OK. Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice, 11(3). DOI:

Lee, S. K., Ghosh, S. (2020). Communication Networks of an Integrated Project Delivery Team for Construction: Relationships Between Formal and Informal Communication Networks. Connections, 40(1), 1-20. DOI:

Kim, J., Ghosh, S. (2020). “Comparison of Airborne Emissions from Horizontal Directional Drilling and Open-Cut Method using a Smart Sensor.”, Construction Research Congress 2020: Infrastructure Systems and Sustainability, 10-15. DOI:


2nd Best Paper in International Journal of Construction Education and Research (2022)

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

Reyes, M. (PI), Ghosh, S. (Co-PI). US Dept. of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology, 2022. Adoption and Implementation of Project Management Plans (PMPs) for ABC Projects: Benefits and Challenges ($39,845).

Ghosh, S. (PI), Bigelow, Ben (Co-PI). Readymix Concrete Research & Education Foundation, 2022. Comparison of Cost and Energy Performance: Houses Built with ICF vs. Conventional Construction ($29,800).

Ghosh, S. (PI), Bigelow, Ben (Co-PI). Gibbs College of Architecture’s Program for Research Enhancement (PRE)2022. Comparing energy performance of houses with ICF exterior walls with that of conventional wood framing ($5,000).