McShane Chair in Construction Engineering and Management and Professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
Haggerty Hall 257
(414) 288-6708
Complete CV



Research Interests

  • Infrastructure constructions and maintenance
  • Highway work zone safety
  • Emerging technology applications
  • International construction management

Professional Preparation

 Ph.D., 1996, Civil Engineering/Construction Engineering and Management, North Carolina State University

 M.S., 1992, Civil Engineering/Construction Engineering and Management, Clemson University

 Bachelor of Engineering, 1986, Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Selected Publications

Qingpeng Man, Chengshuang Sun, Yuesheng Fei, Martin Skitmore, Yong Bai, Weizhuo Lu, “Government Motivation-Embedded Return Guarantee for Urban Infrastructure Projects based on Real Options,” Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, Taylor & Francis,
Vol. 22, No. 7, October 2016, pp. 954-966.

Yong Bai, Yarong Yang, and Yue Li, “Determining the effective location of a portable changeable message sign on reducing the risk of truck-related crashes in work zones,” Accident Analysis and Prevention, Elsevier, Vol. 83, October 2015, pp. 197-202.

Wei Zhang, Yong Bai, Liang-wei Mei, and Ya-min Wang, “Comparison of Rapid Bridge Replacement Techniques between China and USA,” Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, Vol. 32, No. 2, June 2015, in Chinese. (DOI:10.13579/j.cnki.2095- 0985.2015.02.012)

Seonghoon Kim and Yong Bai, “Earthmoving Productivity in Urban Bridge Construction,” Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 3, No. 3, June 2015, pp. 48-55.

Yilei Huang and Yong Bai, “Effectiveness of Graphic-aided Portable Changeable Message Signs in Reducing Vehicle Speeds in Highway Work Zones,” Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Elsevier, Vol. 48, November 2014, pp. 311- 321.

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Civil, Construction and Environmental

Civil and environmental engineers design and build the infrastructure of civilization: highway systems, airports, water treatment systems, waste treatment systems, buildings, bridges and cities themselves.

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