Director of Construction Management and Technology Program, Institute for Transportation
498 Town Engr Ames, IA 50011-1066 Phone: 515-294-1703 Fax: 515-294-3845
2711 South Loop Drive Suite 4700 Ames, IA 50010-8664
Ph.D. Civil Engineering - Construction Engineering and Management, University of Colorado-Boulder, 2006
M.S. Civil Engineering - Construction Engineering and Management, University of Colorado-Boulder, 2003
B.S. Engineering - Civil Specialty, Colorado School of Mines, 2000
Dr. Shane's research areas are in project management, including project delivery methods, cost estimation and risk management, complex projects and work force issues. Shane teaches several courses on project management to various graduate and undergraduate audiences. These include ...
Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2), R10: Project Management Strategies for Complex Projects
National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Project 10-78: Nighttime Construction Impacts on Safety, Quality, and Productivity
National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Project 10-85: A Guidebook for Construction Manager-at-risk Project Delivery for Highway Projects
Smart Work Zone Deployment Initiative: Integrated Risk Management System for Improving Internal Traffic Control, Work Zone Safety, and Mobility During Major Construction
Midwest Transportation Consortium: Construction Project Administration and Management for Mitigating Work Zone Accidents and Fatalities
U.S. Department of Energy, 2009 Solar Decathlon
Water Design-Build Council, Independent Comparative Evaluation of Design-Build vs. Conventional Project Delivery for Municipal Water and Wastewater Facilities
University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies, Mn/DOT Cost Estimation Process Improvement and Organizational Integration Project: Phases I-IV
Honors and Awards
ASCE 2014 Journal of Management in Engineering Best Peer Reviewed Paper Award for “Project Complexity Mapping in Five Dimensions for Complex Transportation Projects” (Vol. 29, No. 4, October 2013)
Black & Veatch Building a World of Difference Faculty Fellow, 2011-2014
Iowa State University College of Engineering Early Career Engineering Faculty Research Award, 2012
“Using Integrated Student Teams to Advance Education in Sustainable Design and Construction” named to Taylor & Francis Building for the Future series July 2011
Design-Build Institute of America 2010 Distinguished Leadership Award: Faculty
ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering 2010 Most Downloaded Article for “Construction Project Cost Escalation Factors” (Vol. 25, No. 4)
Iowa State University Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering 2009 Charles W. Schafer Award: Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service
ASCE 2008 Journal of Management in Engineering - Best Peer Reviewed Paper Award for "Comparative Analysis of Owner Goals for Design/Build Projects" (Vol. 24, No. 1, January 2008)
American Society of Civil Engineers ExCEED 2006 Fellow
Design-Build Institute of America 2004 Distinguished Leadership Award: Student
Investigators: H. David Jeong PI, Chuck Jahren Co-PI, Jennifer Shane Co-PI, Kristin Cetin Co-PI; Project: Guide to Life-cycle Data and Information Sharing Workflow for Transportation Assets; Sponsor: Midwest Transportation Consortium
Investigators: Jennifer S. Shane PI; Project: Project Management Peer Exchange; Sponsor: Iowa Department of Transportation
Investigators: Yelda Turkan PI and Jennifer S. Shane, Co-PI; Project: Modernizing Road Construction Plans and Documentation; Sponsor: Minnesota Local Road Research Board
Investigators: Stuart Anderson PI (Texas A&M) and Jennifer S. Shane PI; Project: RT 305 Measuring Project Complexity and Its Impact; Sponsor: Construction Industry Institute (University of Texas)
G. M. Gad, J. S. Shane, K. Strong, J. Choi, “Rethinking Trust in Construction Contracts’ Formation: The Dispute Resolution Method Selection,” Journal of Legal Affairs in Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, ASCE, Online publication April 1, 2016. (2016)
J.O. Choi, A. Bhatla, C.M. Stoppel, and J.S. Shane, “LEED Credit Review System and Optimization Model for Pursuing LEED Certification,” Sustainability, MDPI AG, Switzerland, ISSN 2071-1050, 7, 13351-13377 (2015). Available at <http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/7/10/13351>.
B. Dao@, S. Kerminschi@, S. Anderson, and J.S. Shane, A Guide to Assessing and Managing Project Complexity, Implementation Resources 305-2, Construction Industry Institute, Approved for publication April 2015.
J.S. Shane, K.C. Strong, and D.D. Gransberg, D. Jeong, Guide to Project Management Strategies for Complex Projects, Strategic Highway Research Program 2: Transportation Research Board of The National Academies, 2015, http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/shrp2/SHRP2_S2-R10-RW-2.pdf.
C. Lopez del Puerto and J. S. Shane. (2014) "Keys to Success in Mega-Project Management in Mexico and the United States: A Case Study," Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (Special Bi-Lingual Issue), ASCE, Vol. 140, Issue 4 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000476). Also submitted in Spanish. "Claves del éxito en la gestión de megaproyectos en México y los Estados Unidos: un estudio de casos," Published online Dec 9 (2013).
D. D. Gransberg, J. S. Shane, K. Strong, and C. Lopez del Puerto. (2013) "Project Complexity Mapping in Five Dimensions for Complex Transportation Projects," Journal of Management in Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 29, Issue 4, pp. 316-326 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000163).
J. S. Shane, K. Mauro, K. C. Strong, R. Wiley-Jones, and C. Lopez del Puerto. (2012) "Retaining Women Students in a Construction Engineering Undergraduate Program by Balancing Integration and Identity in Student Communities," International Journal of Construction Education and Research, Associated Schools of Construction, Vol. 8, Issue 3, pp. 171-185 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15578771.2011.605435).
T. C. Becker, J. S. Shane, and E. J. Jaselskis. (2012) "Comparative Analysis of Lean Construction with Design-Build Using a Framework of Contractual Forms of Agreement," Journal of Architectural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 18, Issue 2, pp. 187-191 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)AE.1943-5568.0000064).
J. Owens, J. Ahn, J. S. Shane, K. C. Strong, and D. D. Gransberg. (2012) "Defining Complex Project Management of Large U.S. Transportation Projects: A Comparative Case Study Analysis," Public Works Management and Policy, Sage, Online first September 7, 2011, Vol. 17, Issue 2, pp. 170-188 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1087724X11419306).
A. Brncich, J. S. Shane, K. C. Strong, and U. Passe. (2011) "Using Integrated Student Teams to Advance Education in Sustainable Design and Construction," International Journal of Construction Education and Research, Associated Schools of Construction, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 22-40 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15578771.2010.512034).
S. Anderson, J. S. Shane, and C. Schexnayder. (2011) "Strategies for Planned Project Acceleration," Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, Vol. 137, No. 5, pp. 372-381 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000289).
G. M. Gad, S. N. Kalidindi, J. S. Shane, and K. Strong. (2011) "Analytical Framework for the Choice of Dispute Resolution Methods in International Construction Projects Based on Risk Factors," Journal ofLegal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, ASCE, Vol. 3. Issue 2, pp. 79-85 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)LA.1943-4170.0000067).
J. S. Shane, K. R. Molenaar, S. Anderson, and C. Schexnayder. (2009) "Construction Project Cost Escalation Factors," Journal of Management in Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 25, Issue 4, pp. 221- 229 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0742-597X(2009)25:4(221).
C. J. Schexnayder, K. R. Molenaar, and J. S. Shane. (2007) "Estimating Large Complex Projects," Revista Ingenieria de Construccion (Journal of Construction Engineering), Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (Catholic University), Santiago, Chile, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 91-98 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-50732007000200003).
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