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James Ernzen

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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005
Biography: 

Jim Ernzen is the PENTA Building Group Professor for Construction and associate professor at the Del E. Webb School of Construction in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University. Ernzen joined ASU in 1996 and was director of the Del E. Webb School of Construction from 2005-2009. He has more than 22 years experience as a construction manager, project engineer, construction materials researcher and civil engineering educator in the Army Corps of Engineers.

Ernzen serves as the academic co-chairperson of the Project Delivery Methods Taskforce sponsored by the Alliance for Construction Excellence at Arizona State University where he conducts seminars, and performs research on project delivery methods. In 2004, he developed new curriculum in concrete industry management that brought major funding and national recognition to the school. He also teaches courses and conducts research in concrete materials and concrete construction operations.

Ernzen’s work has earned special recognition from the Design Build Institute of America, the American Institute of Steel Constructors and the Arizona Chapter of the American Concrete Institute, which gave him its Lifetime Membership Award.

In 2019, Jim Ernzen was named the first PENTA Building Group Professor for Construction in the Del E. Webb School of Construction. Read more about Jim Ernzen and the PENTA Building Group Professorship.

Education: 

Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Texas-Austin

Research Activity: 
  • Ernzen,James J*. Arizona Register of Contractors Claims Analysis. AZ REIGISTRAR OF CONTRACTORS(6/1/2008 - 5/31/2009).
  • Ernzen,James J*, Bashford,Howard. Accelerated Expansion of the Concrete Management Program. MTSU(3/1/2006 - 9/30/2008).
  • Ernzen,James J*. EVALUATION STUDY OF THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SUPERSTITION FREEWAY DESIGN-BUILD PROJECT. AZ DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION(10/24/2000 - 9/30/2008).
  • Ernzen,James J*. RESEARCH FOR AND DEVELOPMENT OF PROCUREMENT PROCESS DOCUMENTS FOR THE CITY OF PHOENIX LAKE PLEASANT. CITY OF PHOENIX(2/3/2000 - 5/31/2000).
  • Ernzen,James J*. ALTERNATIVE PROJECT DELIVERY EVALUATION PROCESS PROPOSAL. CITY OF PHOENIX(3/1/1999 - 12/31/1999).
  • Ernzen,James J*. RESEARCH FOR AND PREPARATION OF LEGISLATIVE DESIGN-BUILD REPORT FOR ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. AZ DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION(12/1/1998 - 12/1/2001).
  • Schexnayder,Clifford J*, Ernzen,James J. MITIGATION OF NIGHTTIME CONSTRUCTION NOISE, VIBRATIONS & OTHER NUISANCES. NAS-NATL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES(7/15/1998 - 3/14/1999).
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 499Individualized Instruction
CON 592Research
CON 792Research
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 499Individualized Instruction
CON 592Research
CON 792Research
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 499Individualized Instruction
CON 590Reading and Conference
CON 592Research
CON 599Thesis
CON 792Research
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 499Individualized Instruction
CON 590Reading and Conference
CON 592Research
CON 599Thesis
CON 790Reading and Conference
CON 792Research
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 499Individualized Instruction
CON 590Reading and Conference
CON 592Research
CON 599Thesis
CON 790Reading and Conference
CON 792Research
CON 799Dissertation