Joseph Lavalette

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Joseph Lavalette

Position: Associate Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-7596
Address: 125A Technology Building


As a Lecturer in the Construction Management Department, I teach the Structures, Construction Layout and Residential Construction courses.


The academic foundation for my career as an engineer, residential contractor and instructor is a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Science in Civil Engineering and an ABD in Engineering Systems.


My practical experience has covered a broad spectrum, which includes designer, officer and founding partner in various Engineering Consultant firms, owner of a residential construction company and an instructor in both the College of Engineering at The University of Toledo and the Department of Construction Management at Bowling Green State University. Having enjoyed professional careers in both the design and consulting arenas has enabled me to bring a unique blend of expertise to the classroom. The students are exposed to the theoretical along with practical side of the construction process. Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to develop relationships with many design and construction professionals. These contacts are available to the students to assist in their own professional development, through networking opportunities. My academic motivation is to be an effective catalyst in the life of my students by providing guidance in the development of a sound, responsible thought process coupled with strong organizational and time management skills. AND of course technical expertise!