Faculty + Staff

Ahmed Al-Bayati

Dr. Ahmed Al-Bayati is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at Lawrence Technological University (LTU). Before joining LTU, Dr. Al-Bayati was an assistant professor in the Kimmel School of Construction Management at Western Carolina University (WCU). He earned his Ph.D. in Construction Engineering from Western Michigan University in 2017.  He also received a master’s degree in construction management from East Carolina University (ECU) in 2013, and a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Babylon University in 2003. He actively researches in the field of construction safety, specializing in safety climate and safety culture, and construction process optimization to minimize subsurface utility strikes. He uses a variety of qualitative and quantitative data collection, data analysis, and data mining methods. 

Dr. Al-Bayati's research findings have been published in the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE’s  Journal of Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, National Safety Council’s (NSC) Journal of Safety Research, and the American Society of Safety Professional's (ASSP) Professional Safety Journal. Dr. Al-Bayati actively serves on many local and national committees, including:

  1. Site Construction Safety Committee - The ASCE's Construction Institute
  2. The International Damage Incident Group (IDIP)
  3. NORA Construction Sector Council - The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 
  4. Safety Steering Committee - The ASSP's Greater Detroit Chapter
  5. Associate Editor, Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction

Dr. Al-Bayati has more than ten years of experience in the construction industry working in diverse areas of the field, from safety coordinator to site engineer. He is a certified professional engineer (PE) in the state of Michigan, an OSHA-authorized trainer, an Associate DBIA™ certified, and certified as a Construction Safety and Health Technician (CHST). Dr. Al-Bayati is one of the instructors at the Latino Workers Safety Center (LWSC) and is an instructor at the OSHA Training Institute Education Center.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

 Technical Paper

  1. Al-Bayati, A. J., and Panzer, L. (2020). “Reducing Damages to Underground Utilities: Importance of Stakeholders’ Behaviors.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, American Society of Civil Engineers, A146(9), 04020107.
  2. Al-Bayati, A. J., O’Barr, K., Suk S., Albert A., and Chappell J. (2020). “Experience Modification Rate as a Pre-Qualification Criterion for Safety Performance.” Professional Safety Journal, 65 (7), 31-38
  3. Al-Bayati, A. J., and Panzer, L. (2019) “Reducing Damages to Underground Utilities: Lessons Learned from Damage Data and Excavators in North Carolina.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, American Society of Civil Engineers. 145 (12), DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001724
  4. Al-Bayati, A. J., Albert, A. and Ford, G. (2019) “Construction Safety Culture and Climate: Satisfying the Necessity for an Industry Framework." Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers. 24 (4), DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)SC.1943-5576.0000452
  5. Al-Bayati, A. J., Panzer, L., and A. (2019) “Reducing Damages to Underground Infrastructure: Performance Evaluation of One-call Notification Program.” Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers, 24 (4), DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)SC.1943-5576.0000441
  6. Al-Bayati, A. J., and Panzer, L. (2019) “Requirements and Practices of Underground Construction Activities: A Review of Recently Updated Act." Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers, 11 (3), DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)LA.1943-4170.0000300
  7. Al-Bayati, A. J. (2019) “ Satisfying the Need for Diversity Training for Hispanic Construction Workers and Their Supervisors at U.S. Construction Workplaces: A Case Study." Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, American Society of Civil Engineers, 145 (6), DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001663
  8. Ladewski, B., and Al-Bayati, A. J. (2019) “Quality and safety management practices: The theory of quality management approach.” Journal of Safety Research, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsr.2019.03.004
  9. Pandit, B., Albert, A., Patil, Y., and Al-Bayati, A. J. (2018). “Fostering Safety Communication among Construction Workers: Role of Safety Climate and Crew-level Cohesion” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, MDPI, 16(1):71. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16010071
  10. Shirazinejad, R. S., Dissanayake S, Al-Bayati, A. J., York D. D. (2018). “Evaluating the Safety Impacts of Increased Speed Limits on Freeways in Kansas Using Before-And-After Study Approach.” Sustainability, MDPI, 11(1):119. DOI:10.3390/su11010119
  11. Pandit, B., Albert, A., Patil, Y., and Al-Bayati, A. J. (2018) “Impact of Safety Climate on Hazard Recognition and Safety Risk Perception.” Safety Science, Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssci.2018.11.020
  12. Al-Bayati, A. J., and York, D. (2018) “Fatal Injuries among Hispanic Workers in the U.S. Construction Industry: Findings from FACE Investigation Reports." Journal of Safety Research, Elsevier. DOI: 1016/j.jsr.2018.09.007
  13. Al-Bayati, A. J., and Al-Zubaidi, H. (2018). “Inventory of Nanomaterials in Construction Products for Safety and Health." Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, American Society of Civil Engineers. Technical Note, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001547
  14. Al-Bayati, A. J., Abudayyeh, and Albert, A. (2018). “Managing Active Cultural Differences in U.S. Construction Workplaces: Perspectives from Non-Hispanic Workers." Journal of Safety Research, Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsr.2018.05.004
  15. Al-Bayati, A. J., Abudayyeh, O., Fredericks, T., and Butt, S. (2017) “Managing Cultural Diversity at U.S. Construction Sites: Hispanic Workers’ Perspectives." Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, American Society of Civil Engineers. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001359
  16. Al-Bayati, A. J., Abudayyeh, O., Fredericks, T., and Butt, S. (2017). "Reducing Fatality Rates of the Hispanic Workforce in the U.S. Construction Industry: Challenges and Strategies." Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, American Society of Civil Engineers. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001269

Conference Proceedings

  1. Al-Bayati, A. J.,Panzer., L., Kaddoura, K. (2020) “ Minimizing Underground Infrastructure Damages: Utility Locators’ Perspectives.” Proc. Pipelines 2020, 387-391, American Society of Civil Engineers, Virtual Experience
  2. Kaddoura, K., Gehrig. B., Al-Bayati., A. J. (2020). “Developing a Decision-Support System to Optimize Rehabilitation and Replacement Programs for Ferrous Distribution Mains in Municipal Water Systems.” Proc. Pipelines 2020, 290-300, American Society of Civil Engineers, Virtual Experince
  3. Namian, M., Al-Bayati, A. J., Karji, A., Tafazzoli, M. (2020) “Investigating Barriers to Implement and Develop Sustainable Construction.” Proc. JIC Smart Cities, Cairo, Egypt
  4. Namian, M., Kermanshachi, S., Khalid, M., Al-Bayati, A. J. (2020) “Construction Safety Training: Exploring Different Perspectives of Construction Managers and Workers.” Proc. 2020 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Montreal, Canada
  5. Al-Bayati, A. J., and Alomari, K. (2019). “Construction Stakeholders’ Perception toward the Success Factors of Construction Projects.” 7th CSCE International Construction Specialty Conference, CSCE, Montreal, Canada.
  6. Al-Bayati, A. J., Karatas, A., and White, J. (2019). “Fall Prevention Supplementary Devices for Bridge Construction Workers: A Life-Cycle Cost Analysis.” 7th CSCE International Construction Specialty Conference, CSCE, Montreal, Canada.
  7. Alomari, K., Gambatese, J. and Al-Bayati, A. J., (2019). “Exponential Random Graph Modeling: A Promising Tool for Construction Safety Research.” 7th CSCE International Construction Specialty Conference, CSCE, Montreal, Canada.
  8. Alghamdi, A., Al-Bayati, A. J., Abudayyeh, O. (2019) “Performance Indicators for Construction Safety Culture and Climate: A Comprehensive State-of-the-Art Study.” 7th CSCE International Construction Specialty Conference, CSCE, Montreal, Canada.
  9. Alomari, K., Gambatese, J., Gerkey, D., and Al-Bayati, A. J., (2019). “Analyzing Hazardous Interactions on Construction Jobsites Using Social Network Analysis.” 7th CSCE International Construction Specialty Conference, CSCE, Montreal, Canada.
  10. Al-Bayati, A. J., Namian, O., Karakhan A. (2019). “How We Can Better Learn from OSHA Forms: From a Bulletin Board to the Vision Board.” The 55th ASC Annual International Conference, Associated Schools of Construction, Denver, CO
  11. Al Assdi, R. J., and Al-Bayati, A. J. (2018). “Using a Compact Ceramic System to Filter Raw Water in Iraq: Challenges and Opportunities.” International Low Impact Development Conference, ASCE, Nashville, Tennessee. DOI: 10.1061/9780784481783.001
  12. Bilal, G. A., Hashim, H., Comez, P., Abdel-Qader, I., and Al-Bayati, A. J. (2018). “Arc Flash Assessment: Two-Case Study of Public Service Facilities in Kalamazoo, Michigan.” 7th Annual IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology (EIT), Rochester, Michigan. DOI: 10.1109/EIT.2018.8500083
  13. Shirazinejad, R. and Al-Bayati, A. J. (2018). “Impact of advertising signs on freeway crashes within a certain distance in Michigan.” Construction Research Congress, ASCE, New Orleans, Louisiana. DOI: 10.1061/9780784481288.068
  14. Al-Bayati, A. J., Abudayyeh, O., Ahmed, S. (2017). “Managing Workforce Diversity at Gulf Cooperation Council Construction Sites.” of the 9th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-9), Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  15. Al-Bayati, A. J., and Abudayyeh, O. (2016). “Safety Challenges in the U.S. Construction Industry: The Hispanic Workforce Perspective.” Construction Research Congress, ASCE, San Juan, Puerto Rico. DOI: 10.1061/9780784479827.295


Funded Research Projects

Wind Tower Construction and Maintenance Hazards

Susan Harwood Training Grant Program

Sponsor: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Role on Project: Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)

Project Duration: 9/2019– 9/2020

($75,000)

Silica Protection in The Construction Industry

Susan Harwood Training Grant Program

Sponsor: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Role on Project: Principal investigator (PI)

Project Duration: 9/2018– 9/2019

($75,000)


A Pilot Training and Evaluation to Improve Roofers’ Safety Using Virtual Reality (VR)

Sponsor: Job-site Safety Institute.

Role on Project: Principal Investigator (PI)

Project Duration: 1– 10/2019

($45,271)


Pilot-test: The Spanish S-CATSC with Hispanic Construction Contractors and Workers

Sponsor: Small Study Program, The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR)

Role on Project: Co-PI with Dr. Luz S. Marin (PI, Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

Project Duration: 6 - 9/2018.

($39,316)


Analyzing North Carolina 811 Data Using Quantitative Methods

Sponsor: North Carolina Call before Dig

Role on Project: Principal Investigator

Project Duration: 3-12/2018

($13,089.50)


OSHA Training Slides

English Version PPT Spanish Version PPT
Introduction to Silica (Module I) La Sílice - Introducción (Módulo I)
Silica as a Hazard (Module II) La Sílice como Material Peligroso (Módulo II)
Tasks and Tools that Create Silica Dust (Module III) Actividades y Herramientas que Crean Polvo de Sílice (Módulo III)
Health Effects of Silica Exposure (Module IV) Efectos en la Salud ante la Exposición a la Sílice (Módulo IV)
Controlling Silica Hazards (Module V) Controlando los Peligros de la Sílice (Módulo V)
The New OSHA Standard (Module VI) La Nueva Norma de OSHA (Módulo VI)

Other OSHA Documents DOC

Silica Evaluation Form Formulario de Evaluación
Silica Evaluation Form with Answers Formulario de Evaluación con Soluciones
Silica Reaction Form Hoja de Evaluación del Entrenamiento


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