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Jacob Kovel

Faculty Information
Location(s) Nicolaus Copernicus 21209
Departments(s) Manufacturing & Construction Management
Title(s) Associate Professor & Department Chair
Contact Information
School Email
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School Phone
860-832-0192
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Courses and Office Hours

Education:

  • 1996, Ph.D., Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
  • 1992, MS, Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO
  • 1980, BS, U.S.M.A., West Point, NY
  • Continuing Education:
  • Structural Condition Assessment in Existing Structures, ASCE Course, August 1998
  • National Effective Teaching Institute, ASEE Conference, June 2000
  • Construction Management of Steel Construction, AISC Workshop, October 2000
  • Safety Training Certificate, Woodard & Curran Workshop, December 2001
  • HCSS Education Conference, Houston, Texas, August 2002

Previous Experience:

Full Time Employment
Title: Assistant Professor of Architectural Engineering
Employer: University of Kansas
Location: Lawrence, KS
Dates of Employment: 08/97 – 08/01 Duties: Teach undergraduate and graduate classes in construction management. Develop and run the graduate program. Advise students on education and employment topics.

Classes Taught

Central Connecticut State University

  • CM 125 Construction Graphics
  • CM 135 Construction Quantity Surveying
  • CM 325 (Was CML 325) Building Construction Estimating
  • CM 345 (Was CML 345) Heavy/Highway Construction Estimating
  • CM 405 Heavy/Highway Student Competition
  • CM 405 Design-Build Student Competition
  • CM 525 Construction Equipment
  • CM 545 Construction Risk Management
  • CM 575 Construction Financial Management
  • ETC 405 Applied Structural Systems

Engineering Registration and Certifications

CertificationsOrganizationYear
Professional EngineerState of Virginia1990
InstructorUS Army Engineer School1988
Senior InstructorUS Army Engineer School1989
InstructorUS Army Command and General Staff College2001

Professional Organization Membership

  • American Council for Construction Education
  • Accreditation Council for Construction Education (ACCE), Visitor (2003-Present)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Architectural Engineering Institute
  • American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE)
  • Associated Schools of Construction (ASC), Assistant Director, Region 1 (2003-2004)
  • Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Board of Directors, Kansas City Post (1999-2001)
  • Society for Military History (SMH)

CREATIVE ACTIVITY

Publications and Presentations

A. In Progress:
Joseph Raiola and Jacob Kovel, “Student Diversity Issues in Construction Management Education,” Under Revision for 50th Annual ASC International Conference, April 2014.
Christina Rossi and Jacob Kovel, “Implementing BIM in Commercial Building Construction,” expected completion in spring 2014.

B. Peer Reviewed Journal Articles and Conference Proceeding Papers:
Mojtaba Taiebat, Yvan Beliveau, Kihong Ku, and Jacob Kovel, “Challenging Hazard Impact Factors To Turn Them Into Analytical Logics,” Proceedings for the CSCE 2012 Annual Conference, June 2012
Jason L. Cardinal, Kenneth Sullivan, Marie Kashiwagi, Dean Kashiwagi and Jacob Kovel, “Obstacles With Understanding Best Value Practices,” Proceedings of the 41st Annual ASC Conference, April 2005
Kenneth Sullivan, Dean Kashiwagi, Marie Kashiwagi, Jacob Kovel and Charles Egbu, “Transforming the MEDCOM Facilities/Construction Management Environment into an Information Environment,” Proceedings of the 41st Annual ASC Conference, April 2005
Vanessa Canori, Kenneth Sullivan, Dean Kashiwagi, Marie Kashiwagi and Jacob Kovel, “The Ramifications of Quality Assurance/Quality Control,” Proceedings of the 41st Annual ASC Conference, April 2005
Patrick Okamura, Jacob Kovel, Kenneth Sullivan, Marie Kashiwagi and Dean Kashiwagi, “LEED-EB in Facilities Management,” Proceedings of the 41st Annual ASC Conference, April 2005
Ertug Gunes and Jacob Kovel, “Using GIS in Emergency Management Operations,” ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development, September 2000.
Jacob Kovel
, “Modeling Disaster Response Planning,” ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development, March, 2000
Roozbeh Kangari and Jacob Kovel, “Risk Management for Response Planning,” Proceedings of the Third Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, June 1996
Jacob Kovel
and Roozbeh Kangari, “Planning for Disaster Relief Construction,” ASCE Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, October 1995

C. Books, Chapters, Articles and Reports:
Jacob Kovel, “Book Review – The Siege of Jerusalem,” published in The Journal of Military History, Spring 2003

Jacob Kovel, “Sieges and Siege Techniques from c. 1500,” Weapons and Warfare, Salem Press, 2001

Jacob Kovel, “Hurricane Georges,” Natural Disasters, Salem Press, November 2000

Jacob Kovel, “Mexico Floods, 1999,” Natural Disasters, Salem Press, November 2000

Jacob Kovel, “The State of Emergency Management in the Southeastern United States,” Technical Research Paper number DACA88-93-M-1055 submitted to USA-CERL by the School of Civil Engineering, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA., 1994

D. Presentations and Panels
Jacob Kovel, “Managing Risk in Construction Projects,” Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program Meeting, New Haven, CT, 17 September 2013

Jacob Kovel, “Intelligent Transportation Systems,” National Summer Transportation Institute, New Britain, CT, 2 August 2013

Jacob Kovel, “Learning-Based Outcomes Model for Undergraduate Education,” ACCE Mid-Year Meeting, Baton Rouge, LA, 21 February 2013

Robert Cox, Sean Foley and Jacob Kovel, “Tenure and Promotion Requirements/Challenges,” ACCE Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, 26 July 2012

Jacob Kovel, “Challenging Hazard Impact Factors To Turn Them Into Analytical Logics,” CSCE 2012 Annual Conference, Edmonton, Canada, 8 June 2012

Joseph Raiola (Presentor) and Jacob Kovel, “Women in Construction Management,” June Baker Higgens Conference, New Britain, CT, 11 May 2012

Jacob Kovel, “Contracts and Contract Clauses,” Connecticut Department of Transportation, Newington, CT, 18 April 2012

Jacob Kovel, Bill Wahl, Iritishad Ahmad, Chuck Neilson, Jerry Hoog and Joe Harlen, “Panel Discussion – Developing a High Performance IAB,” ACCE Industry Advisory Board Best Practices Event, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 24 February 2011

Louis Manzione, John Plante, Ben Woolley, Jacob Kovel, James Fuller, Angela Cahill, Charles Tobin, Zach Herrick, “Panel Discussion – Another Brick in the Wall,” Construction Institute’s Board of Advisors and Young Professionals Council, Hartford, CT, 15 April 2009

Jacob Kovel, “Building the Future of the Construction Industry,” NAWIC Meeting, Hartford, CT, 21 May 2008

Jacob Kovel, “CCSU Construction Work Force Development,” CT State Apprenticeship council Meeting, CT DOL, Hartford, CT, 23 May 2002

Jacob Kovel, “Educating the Next Generation of Construction Professionals,” NAWIC Meeting, Hartford, CT, 1 May 2002

E. Other Publications:
Jon Cleaves, Jacob Kovel, Scott Holder and Bill Low. Jon Cleaves, Jacob Kovel, Scott Holder and Bill LowWARRIOR – Miniature Rules for Ancient and Medieval Warfare. Simsbury, CT: Four Horsemen Enterprises, LLC, 2002 & 2006.

Scott Holder, Bill Low, Jacob Kovel and Jon Cleaves. CLASSICAL WARRIOR - Armies of the Hellenistic world including early Rome and Carthage. Simsbury, CT: Four Horsemen Enterprises, LLC, 2005.

Scott Holder, Bill Low, Jacob Kovel and Jon Cleaves. ORIENTAL WARRIOR - Armies of Eastern, Central, and South Asia. Simsbury, CT: Four Horsemen Enterprises, LLC, 2005.

Scott Holder, Bill Low, Jacob Kovel and Jon Cleaves. IMPERIAL WARRIOR - Armies of the Mediterreanean basin including the late Roman Republic and end of the Empire. Simsbury, CT: Four Horsemen Enterprises, LLC, 2004.

Scott Holder, Bill Low, Jacob Kovel and Jon Cleaves. FEUDAL WARRIOR - Armies of Western Europe from about 1100-1485 AD. Simsbury, CT: Four Horsemen Enterprises, LLC, 2003.

Scott Holder, Bill Low, Jacob Kovel and Jon Cleaves. NEW WORLD WARRIOR - Armies of North and South America. Simsbury, CT: Four Horsemen Enterprises, LLC, 2003.

Scott Holder, Bill Low, Jacob Kovel and Jon Cleaves. HOLY WARRIOR - Armies of the Crusades and North Africa. Simsbury, CT: Four Horsemen Enterprises, LLC, 2002.

Scott Holder, Bill Low, Jacob Kovel and Jon Cleaves. DARK AGE WARRIOR - Armies of the European Dark Ages, the early Byzantines, and the Muslim expansion. Simsbury, CT: Four Horsemen Enterprises, LLC, 2002.

Scott Holder, Bill Low, Jacob Kovel and Jon Cleaves. BIBLICAL WARRIOR - Armies of the Bronze and early Iron Ages. Simsbury, CT: Four Horsemen Enterprises, LLC, 2002.

FUNDED RESEARCH PARTICIPATION

Primary Research Projects:

Project Title: Seasonal Effects on Productivity

Project Sponsor: Masonry Contractors Association of Connecticut

Dates of Project: 1 December 2006 to 30 May 2007

Funding: $25,000 (cancelled after approximately $2,000 worth of work completed)


Project Title: Disaster Management Plan

Project Sponsor: Marion County, KS

Dates of Project: 1 July 2000 to 30 June 2001

Funding: $1,000


Project Title: Managing Disaster Response

Project Sponsor: General Research Fund

Dates of Project: 1 July 1999 to 30 June 2000

Funding: $2,566.40 (SAUD) and $10,411.52 (SOE)


Project Title:    Using GIS for Disaster Preparation and Mitigation

Project Sponsor: General Research Fund

Dates of Project: 15 August 1998 – 15 May 1999

Funding $: $5,000

 

Secondary Research Projects:

Project Title:    The State of Emergency Management in the Southeastern United States

Project Sponsor: USA-CERL

Dates of Project: 1 October 1993 – 31 August 1994

Funding $: $25,000

Extent of Participation: Conducted primary research and wrote the final report

NEW COURSES/PROGRAMS DEVELOPED

Courses

  1. CM110 The Built Environment and Global Society
  2. CM405 Special Topic: Heavy/Civil Construction Management
  3. CM405 Special Topic: Design/Build Construction Management
  4. CM485 Senior Lab (Co-taught with 3 others)
  5. CM515 Construction Law (taught by others)
  6. CM525 Construction Equipment Operations and Management
  7. CM545 Construction Risk Management
  8. CM575 Construction Financial Management
  9. CM596 Special Topic: Airport Design and Construction (Summer 2014) Linked with CM405, CE
  10. ETC405 Applied Structural Systems
  11. PES210 Topics in Peace Studies: Law and War (Spring 2014)

Programs

  1. MS Construction Management
  2. BS Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering Technology (minor participation)
  3. BS Manufacturing Management (moderate participation)

 

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