Alan Atalah, Ph.D.
Alan Atalah, Ph.D.
Position: Associate Dean
Address: 127C Technology Building
WHAT I DO
I teach construction management courses such as Estimating and Bidding Strategy, Engineering Economics, Negotiations in the Engineering Environment, Contractual Disputes Avoidance and Resolution, and Trenchless Technology Construction.
Doctor of Engineering - Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering specialization from Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA; Mar 1998
Master of Business Administration from Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA; May 1996
Master of Science in Civil Engineering with Construction Engineering specialization from Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA; Nov 1991
Graduate Diploma in Construction Management from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt; Jun 1990
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, Jun 1982
My interests are in areas of construction management, trenchless technology, and geotechnical engineering. In construction management, my interests are in planning and scheduling, computer applications in construction, productivity improvement, resources management, temporary structures, construction equipment selection and planning, contract administration, claims analysis, cost estimating, financial management, and project feasibility. In geotechnical engineering, my interests are in soil mechanics, shoring structures, shallow and deep foundation design, and construction dewatering. In trenchless technology, my interests are in tunneling, pipe jacking and microtunneling, pipe bursting, horizontal directional drilling, and pipeline rehabilitation.
I have been involved in the construction of water and wastewater projects for more than 29 years of; 22 years of which were in trenchless technology construction. I earned a Doctor of Engineering, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, and Master of Business Administration degrees from Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana. I have made hundreds of trenchless technology and construction management presentations in many national conferences and educational seminars.