Welcome!
The purpose of this website is to share the results of almost 50 years of collective research by our group here at Arizona State University (ASU) focused on the front end planning and project risk management processes. The site is logically broken into components that share the basics of the two processes along with publications, front end planning tools and risk management tools that can expedite your journey to project management excellence. Please do not hesitate to contact any of us if you have an interest in exploring education, research or assistance opportunities with these important processes. An introduction to each member of our group is given below.

Our Team

ASU is home to world-class expertise in Front End Planning and Risk Management practices. Our faculty members have been performing research on Front End Planning (FEP) since 1991 and collectively our work has focused on three construction industry sectors: building, industrial and infrastructure.

G. Edward (Edd) Gibson, Jr., Ph.D., P.E.

Edd Gibson joined ASU and the Del E. Webb School of Construction in August 2009 as its Program Chairman. He is Professor and Sunstate Chair of Construction Management and Engineering and in March 2011 became Director of the in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment. Dr. Gibson’s expertise is Front end planning, risk management, construction productivity, organizational change, dispute resolution, lessons learned, asset management, alternative project delivery methods and electronic data management in heavy civil, industrial, and building construction.

Contact: GEdwardGibsonJr@asu.edu

Address:

CAVC 527b

660 S. College Ave.

P.O. Box 873005

Tempe, AZ 85281

Mounir El Asmar, Ph.D.

Dr. El Asmar is a faculty member with the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University (ASU), and the Co-Director of the National Center of Excellence on SMART Innovations, housed at ASU’s School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment.

Contact: asmar@asu.edu 

Address:

CAVC 576

660 S. College Ave.

Tempe, AZ 85281

Kristen Parrish, Ph.D.

Kristen Parrish is an assistant professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, one of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University.

Parrish has also led integrated project delivery for commercial buildings. Through the Commercial Building Partnerships program at LBNL, she helped implement best practices in design, construction, and operation, managing three projects totaling $1.2 million to ensure timely and cost-effective project delivery.

Contact: Kristen.Parrish@asu.edu

Address:

CAVC 572

660 S. College Ave.

Tempe, AZ 85281