Dr. Javernick-Will's research setting is the management of engineering and construction projects and project organizations. Her research group focuses on the sustainability and resilience of global engineering and construction projects, particularly the interface between social and built infrastructure systems, and the multinational engineering and construction organizations that deliver these projects. To study these topics, she integrates social considerations with technical factors and employs mixed or qualitative methods. For post-disaster recovery, her primary focus is on the pre- and post-disaster processes that facilitate resiliency, recovery, and infrastructure that is sustained, maintained, and operated by communities. For organizations, her primary focus includes knowledge mobilization for projects within project-based organizations, creating knowledge sharing connections, and collaborating across traditional boundaries.
Disaster recovery, community resilience and vulnerability, post-disaster reconstruction, management of global project organizations, mobilization of knowledge, engineering education, social sustainability of infrastructure systems