Dr. Goodrum’s research focuses among three areas: productivity, work force, and technology. Although some of his interests are distinct to each area, most past and present research involves a combination of the three. Specific areas related to his productivity research program include: productivity measures, analysis of productivity factors, utilization of building information modeling to simulate craft productivity, impact of technology on construction productivity, and productivity prediction models. Specific areas related to his work force thrust include: demographics of the construction workforce, craft training and certification programs, and return-on-investment of construction training. Finally, specific areas related to technology include: utilization of three-dimensional printing to disseminate engineering information, radio frequency identification tags, and building information modeling.
Construction Productivity, Workforce Development, Visualization