Christofer Harper, Ph.D., LEED AP, A.M. ASCE


Assistant Professor

Holder of the McCollister Family Professorshipharper

3315-A Patrick F. Taylor Hall

Phone: (225) 578-0131

Educational Background

B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Colorado, 2005
M.S. Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management, 2007
Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management, 2014

Employment History

2014 – Current: Assistant Professor, Construction Management, College of Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
2011 – 2014: Graduate Research Assistant and Instructor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
2008 – 2011: Project Manager, Tandem Enterprises, Inc., Englewood, CO
2004 – 2008: Intern/Program Manager, ARC Integrated Program Delivery, Boulder, CO
2003: CM Intern, Kiewit-Western Co., Denver, CO
1998 – 2003: Plumber, Paul G. Koch Plumbing Co., Inc., Parker, CO

Research Interests

  • Delivery methods and contracting strategies for construction projects
  • Measuring and evaluating the integration of project teams
  • Partnering and teambuilding
  • Productivity improvements and contracting methods
  • Sustainability and energy efficiency

Research Projects

  • NCHRP 19-10: AASHTO Partnering Handbook, Second Edition
  • NCHRP 20-05/47-06: Strategic Program Delivery
  • LA Board of Regents RCS Projects: Advancement of Integration and Partnering in Pubic Infrastructure Projects
  • South Dakota DOT Project 2016-07: Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS) Operation Plan

Teaching Responsibilities

  • CM 3201 Mechanical and Electrical Systems
  • CM 4221 Construction Project Management
  • CM 7030 Project Delivery


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