Amine Ghanem joined the SECCM faculty in Spring of 2013 as an Associate Professor after serving 5.5 years as a faculty member at California State University, Northridge. He earned his Ph.D. from Florida State University in 2007.
Previous to joining the academic life, Dr. Ghanem was highly involved in Civil/Construction Management projects performing design, estimate, and schedule of Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings. In addition to the mentioned duties, Dr. Ghanem was assisting in creation of project proposals by securing project specifications from clients and communicating the same to design teams, and he was acting as a liaison with client during proposal/quotation stage until projects were awarded. His main clients were Aramco and Shyoda.
Dr. Ghanem's research interests focus on the development of robust IT based decision support systems for a better managed construction sites. The main objective of these systems is to facilitate the flow of work along the different phases of a project that can be used throughout the design, engineering, and construction phases to improve the capability to detect and prevent interference during field construction.