William J. Bender PhD, PE
Associate Professor of Construction Management
Central Washington University
Ph # (509) 963-3543
E-mail benderw@cwu.edu


Work experience
Began construction work as laborer.  Navy Civil Engineer Corps Officer (17 years):
As builder (Navy Seabees), constructed every thing from sidewalks to large commercial buildings.
As owner's representative (Contracting Officer), awarded and managed construction contracts (low bid, design-build, source selection, cost plus) from small facility repair to new $24M laboratory.  Instructor US Naval Academy.
Vitae

Education
BSCE Washington State University 1981
MSCE Oregon State University 1989
Ph.D. Civil Engineering 2000 University of Maryland
Dissertation:
A RISK-BASED COST CONTROL METHODOLOGY FOR CONSTRUCTING COMPLEX STRUCTURES WITH THE MOBILE OFFSHORE BASE AS A CASE STUDY

COURSE INFO
Resume download template



IET 311 Statics


CMGT 265 Blueprint Reading


CMGT 320 Electrical Systems

CMGT 343 Estimating I      Estimating I Notes         CMGT 344 Estimating  II


CMGT 346 Construction Methods and Materials


CMGT 444 Construction Contracts   Coure notes:  Chapt 1-5    Chapts 6-13   Chapts 11-15
Sample exams Test 1   Test II    Test III


CMGT 455 Principles of CM   PMI Book of Knowledge


CMGT 485 Construction Accounting and Contemporary Topics


CMGT 488 ASC Test Prep


IET 525 Modeling & Simulation  Exam 1   Exam 2
IET 525 lecture notes


IET 555 Project Management

Interest
Contract law, claims avoidance, analysis and resolution.
Construction Cost Control
Environmental construction
Owners Represantative Consulting:  Easton School,    Gallery One,   Ellensburgh HS
Mobile Offshore Base Constructability

Helping at Habitat for Humanity House


Research and Publications
Case Study of Construction Project Delivery Types” W.J. Bender. To appear in the Construction Research Congress Proceedings March 2003.

Constructors Qualification Exam Preparation Course”  D. Carns and W. J. Bender.  A refereed paper for the Associated Schools of Construction Proceedings 2002.  Annual Proceedings of the 38th Meeting of the Associated Schools of Construction and recommended for publication in Journal of Construction Education April 2002. .

Team Building in Construction” W. J. Bender and D. Septelka.  Association for the Advancement Of Cost Engineering International Proceedings, June 2002.

Risk-based Cost Control for Construction” W. J. Bender and B. M. Ayyub.  A Paper for the Association for the Advancement Of Cost Engineering International Proceedings 2001, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2001.

“Mobile Offshore Base Construction Feasibility” W.J. Bender and B.M. Ayyub, Journal of Offshore and Petroleum Engineers.  Paper is published in the proceedings and was presented at the International Society of Offshore and Petroleum Engineers conference in Seattle, May 2000.

“Fuzzy Stochastic Risk-Based Decision Analysis: MOB Case Study” A. N. Blair, B.M. Ayyub, and W.J. Bender, Marine Structures Journal, by the Society of Naval and Marine Engineers, Fall 2000.

“Risk-based Simulation Models for the Construction of the Mobile Offshore Base” W.J. Bender, B.M. Ayyub, and A. N. Blair, The Journal of Ship Production, by the Society of Naval and Marine Engineers.

Published Works That Contribute to the Profession
“Timberline Estimating Lab Exercises” W. J. Bender and D. Septelka.  Exercises for Construction Management educators to use in their Timberline estimating classes.  Published by the Timberline Software Co., Portland OR, June 2001.

“Cost Control”  W. J. Bender, and A. N. Blair.  Course instructional notes and presentation slides for seminar for the Association for the Advancement Of Cost Engineering International Annual meeting June 2002.

“Assessment of the Construction Feasibility of the Mobile Offshore Base, Part I Risk Informed Assessment Methodology” January 1999 with Bilal M. Ayyub and Andrew N. Blair, University of Maryland. This 35-page report is a contract deliverable for the Office of Naval Research (ONR).  It introduces the topic of risk analysis and describes the methodology that will be applied to assess the construction feasibility of the MOB.

“Assessment of the Construction Feasibility of the Mobile Offshore Base, Part II Construction Systems” May 1999 with Bilal M. Ayyub and Andrew N. Blair, University of Maryland. This 72-page report for ONR estimated and scheduled five potential MOB concepts.  Additionally the US capacity to build a MOB was documented and potential risk areas were identified.

“Assessment of the Construction Feasibility of the Mobile Offshore Base, Part III Risk Analysis” July 1999 with Bilal M. Ayyub and Andrew N. Blair, University of Maryland. This 119-page report for ONR performed a construction risk analysis using simulation, decision tree analysis and fuzzy techniques.

“Assessment of the Construction Feasibility of the Mobile Offshore Base, Part IV Constructability Guidelines” September 1999 with Bilal M. Ayyub, University of Maryland. This 55-page report for ONR developed construction guidelines to efficiently build a MOB.

“Assessment of the Construction Feasibility of the Mobile Offshore Base, Part V Special Construction Methods and Weather Risk Analysis” April 2000 with Bilal M. Ayyub, and Andrew N. Blair, University of Maryland. This 95-page report for ONR developed a novel construction method to build a MOB and used risk methods to assess weather impacts to a long term construction window.

“Mobile Offshore Base Construction Feasibility Assessment”, W. J. Bender and B. M. Ayyub, Proceedings of the Very Large Ocean Structures Conference, September 1999.

“Fuzzy Stochastic Risk Assessment for Mobile Offshore Base Construction”, W. J. Bender, B. M. Ayyub and A. N. Blair, Proceedings of the Very Large Ocean Structures Conference, September 1999.

“Simulation and Modeling of the Construction of a Mobile Offshore Base” M. K. Cybulsky, R. L. Currie, W.J. Bender, A. N. Blair, and B.M. Ayyub, Proceedings of the United States and Japan Cooperative Program for Natural Resources, May 2000.