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Manufacturing and Construction Management Department

Edward Sarisley

Faculty Information
Location(s) Nicolaus Copernicus 2121300
Departments(s) Manufacturing & Construction Management
Title(s) Professor
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Courses and Office Hours

Dr. Sarisley teaches structures and materials courses in the Construction Management program and is the laboratory coordinator for the Materials Testing Laboratory.


University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT Ph.D. Structural Engineering, 1989
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT M.S. Civil Engineering, 1978
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT B.S. Civil Engineering, 1976
Licensed Professional Engineer State of Connecticut

Industrial Experience:

Edward Sarisley has over 30 years of consulting engineering experience working for various architecural and engineering firms throughout the state in planning, design, and construction. Dr. Sarisley has been involved with structural design on comercial and industrial projects, as well as municipal, highway, and railroad projects on an international level. He has completed classified research for the U.S. Navy, worked as an engineering liaison for state projects, and serves as a structural consultant and an expert witness for structural and construction failures.

Research Interests:

Dr. Sarisley holds a U.S. patent for a prestress retention system for stress laminated timber bridges and has authored numerous publications and articles in the field. He has provided several workshops and presentations, and has recieved several distinctions, including:


Educator of the Year, AGC of CT (2012)
Elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, (1998)
Who's Who in Science and Engineering (1998-1999)
Who's Who in American Education (1992-1993)

Classes Taught:

Materials of Construction

Statics and Strength of Materials

Applied Structural Systems

Structural Steel Design

Reinforced Concrete Design

Timber Design

Introduction to Surveying

Construction Surveying

Construction Graphics/Take-Off

Construction Systems

Design-Build Student Competition

Heavy/Civil Student Competition

Construction Internship

Construction Senior Seminar

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