Dr. Gunhan received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with a Construction Engineering and Management specialization from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a construction management scholar and educator with academic administration and industry experience. He previously served as the Associate Dean for both Academic Affairs and Research in the College of Architecture, Construction, and Planning at the University of Texas at San Antonio. His papers appeared in many American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) journals such as the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Journal of Management in Engineering, Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, Practice Periodical in Structural Design and Construction, and Journal of Architectural Engineering. He also published and presented peer-reviewed conference proceedings papers in national and international conferences extensively. His publication topics include international construction, sustainable building project delivery process, leadership in construction, pre-construction, and construction management pedagogy. His practical experience includes many aspects of project management in a large construction corporation operating in the Chicago construction industry. He has taught project management, estimating, capstone project, construction materials and methods, advanced construction management, construction practice in a global setting, and special studies in civil engineering (study abroad), sustainable design and construction and technical studio courses at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and Izmir University of Economics.
Bachelor of Architecture, Dokuz Eylul University |, Master of Science in Architecture, Dokuz Eylul University |, Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with a Construction Engineering Management concentration, Illinois Institute of Technology
Gunhan, S. (2019). Analyzing the Sustainable Building Construction Project Delivery Practices: Builders’ Perspective, ASCE - Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, 10.1061/(ASCE)SC.1943-5576.0000397
Gunhan, S. (2019) Improving Competitiveness in International Construction Markets. Proceedings of the 10th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ISEC-10), Chicago, IL
Gunhan, S. (2019). Developing Leadership Skills for a Dynamic Construction Industry. Proceedings of the 126th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Tampa, Florida.
Gunhan, S. (2019). Analysis of Changing Dynamics in International Construction. Proceedings of the International Civil Engineering and Architecture Conference, Trabzon, Turkey.
Senel Solmaz, A., Halicioglu, F. H., and Gunhan, S. (2018). An Approach for Making Optimal Decisions in Building Energy Efficiency Retrofit Projects. Indoor and Built Environment, DOI: 10.1177/1420326X16674764.
Gunhan, S. (2018) Identifying Project Leadership Characteristics for Sustainable Building Projects, Proceedings of 5th International Project and Construction Management Conference. Cyprus.
Solmaz, A., Halicioglu, H., Gunhan, S. (2016). A Simulation Based Optimization Approach for Determining the Optimum Energy Saving Solutions for Buildings, Proceedings of the Building Simulation and Optimization Conference, Newcastle, UK.
Gunhan, S. (2016). Analyzing Sustainable Building Project Delivery Process, Proceedings of the Euro-Med-Sec-1 Conference, (Interaction between Theory and Practice in Civil Engineering and Construction). ISBN: 978-0-9960437-2-4.
Gunhan, S. (2016). Integrating Research Findings into Sustainable Building Delivery Teaching. Procedia Engineering, 145, 158-163.
Gunhan, S. (2015). Collaborative Learning Experience in a Construction Project Site Trip. ASCE Journal of Professional Issues Engineering Education Practice, 10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000207 , 04014006.
Dogan, S., Arditi, D., Gunhan, S., and Erbasaranoglu, B. (2015). Assessing Coordination Performance based on Centrality in an Email Communication Network. ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000255
Gunhan, S. (2015). Integrating Special Topics to a Project Management Course: International Construction. Proceedings of the 8th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ISEC-8). Sydney, Australia.
Gunhan, S. (2015). Covering Business Development Topic in an Undergraduate Course. Proceedings of the 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition.
Halicioglu, F. H., Krueger, M., Arditi, D., & Gunhan, S. (2014). Acquisition and Dissemination of Best Practices for Sustainable Building Projects. ALAM CIPTA, International Journal of Sustainable Tropical Design Research and Practice, 7(1), 41-56.
Gunhan, S. and Du, E. (2014). Covering Advanced Construction Management Topics with Diverse Student Body. Proceedings of the 121th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition.
Gunhan, S. (2014). A Collaborative Learning Method for Construction Project Delivery Methods. Proceedings of the 121th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition.
Du, E. and Gunhan, S. (2014). Developing a Statistical Model for Building Settlement Prediction. Proceedings of the 121th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition.
Karasulu, Y., Gunhan, S., Liu, R. (2014). Fatal Fall Accidents in Small Building Construction Projects. Proceedings of the 121th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition.
American Society of Civil Engineers | Construction Management Pedagogy
Invited Keynote Speaker | International Structural Design and Construction Conference – 10 | The University of Illinois at Chicago | Chicago, IL | May 20-25, 2019
Research Career Award | The University of Texas at San Antonio | May 2015
Selected to participate Leadership UTSA (LUTSA) | The University of Texas at San Antonio | 2014-2015
Outstanding Service Award | College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, The University of Texas at San Antonio | 2013-2014
Outstanding Research/Scholarship Award | College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, The University of Texas at San Antonio | 2012-2013
The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) | Publication Award | 2008
Izmir University of Economics Publication Award | 2007
Student Award of Civil and Architectural Engineering Department | Illinois Institute of Technology | 1997
Second Place Prize in Design Competition | 3-D Pharmacy Logo Design | Competition by Aldemo and Dokuz Eylul University | 1994