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Randy R Rapp D.Mgt., P.E., C.C.E., C.P.C., A.I.C.
Campus: West Lafayette
D.Mgt., Doctor of Management. Webster University, St. Louis, MO.
Doctoral business management resident attendance for all coursework. Dissertation: Comparison of Project Manager and Top Manager Perceptions of Emerging Executive Knowledge Required in Construction Firms.
M.S., Civil Engineering. University of Missouri--Rolla, MO.
Concentrations in construction management and techniques and geotechnical construction engineering.
B.S., Engineering Sciences. U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY.
Comprehensive general education with concentrations in nuclear engineering, math, German, and physics.
Jobs Since 1976
(Reverse Chronology before Purdue)
1. Subject Matter Expert for Technology, Education, and Certification Boards. AACE International.
2. Deputy Program General Manager for Restore Iraqi Oil Program, Iraq and Kuwait. Kellogg, Brown and Root.
3. Project Controls Manager for Restore Iraqi Oil Program. Halliburton--KBR. Basra, Iraq.
4. Assorted management and technical positions to restore U.S. Navy facilities after Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma. Halliburton-KBR. Gulfport, MS, and Key West, FL.
5. Associate Professor of Architectural Engineering and Building Construction and Director, Construction Management Program. Milwaukee School of Engineering.
6. Assistant Professor of Construction. S.I.U.--Edwardsville, IL.
7. Deputy Commander and Deputy District Engineer. U.S. Army Engineer District--Nashville, TN.
8. Infrastructure Staff Officer, Engineer-Logistics Division. NATO LANDSOUTHEAST, Izmir, Turkey.
9. Battalion Executive Officer. 19th Engineer Combat Battalion, Ft. Knox, KY.
10. Battalion S-3 Operations Officer. 19th Engineer Combat Battalion, Ft. Knox, KY.
11. Army Staff Officer, ODCSOPS, Requirements, Programs, and Priorities Division. Pentagon.
12. Senior Instruction Team Leader, Engineer Officer Advanced Course. U.S. Army Engineer School, Ft. Belvoir, VA.
13. Company Commander. 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, Ft. Campbell, KY.
14. Direct Support Maintenance Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer. 94th Engineer Battalion, Germany.
15. Vertical Construction Platoon Leader. 94th Engineer Battalion, Germany.
16. Horizontal Construction Platoon Leader. 293rd and 94th Engineer Battalions, Germany.
Professional civil engineer (Virginia PE); certified cost engineer (CCE); certified professional constructor (CPC). Held a U.S. Government contracting officer warrant with unlimited pecuniary liability.
1. Disaster Restoration and Reconstruction Moves Ahead at Purdue. Co-author with Dr. Robert Cox in Restoration & Remediation magazine, September/October 2009.
2. Easy(?) Decision-making. Overview of techniques and concerns by which to improve decision-making at the construction project level. Featured article in Cost Engineering Journal (AACE Int'l), August 2002.3. Pricing Competitively Bidded Construction Projects. Featured article in Cost Engineering Journal (AACE Int'l), November 1997.
4. Engineer Officer Advanced Course: Making the Army's Best Better! (enhanced managerial and technical instruction for Army Engineer captains). Engineer Magazine, Fall 1986.
1. Restoration Industry Association (RIA) Spring Conference, Mar 9-11, 2011. Colorado Springs, CO.
2. Restoration Industry Association (RIA) Fall Conference, Oct 5-8, 2010. Albuquerque, NM.
3. Institute for Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) Council and Board Meeting, Apr 16-19, 2010. Vancouver, WA.
4. Int'l Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management, November 5-6, 2009. Beijing, China.
5. Restoration Industry Association (RIA) Fall Conference, Oct 13-16, 2009. St. Louis, Missouri.
6. Structural Drying Course, American Drying Institute, July 29-31, 2009. Morristown, TN. Earned certification by examination.
7. Army R.O.T.C. Leader Training Course (LTC) familiarization for university faculty and staff, July 7-11, 2009. Ft. Knox, KY.
8. National Disaster Reconstruction, June 17-18, 2009. New Orleans, LA.
9. FEMA All-Hazards Higher Education Conference, June 1-4, 2009. Emergency Management Institute, Emmitsburg, MD.
10. FEMA Debris Management Planning Course, June 8-11, 2009. Emergency Management Institute, Emmitsburg, MD.
11. Connections, Clearwater, Florida, 14-15 May 2009.
12. Restoration Industry Association, Baltimore, 19-21 November 2008.
13. Connections, Las Vegas, 24-26 September 2008.
14. FEMA Multihazard Building Design Summer Institute: Earthquakes and Floods, July 1999.
15. NATO Infrastructure Conferences, LANDSOUTHEAST, Izmir, Turkey, May 1991 and April 1992.
Also, many conferences and meetings, ranging from local to international, of AACE International, Associated Schools of Construction, Society of American Military Engineers, American Council for Construction Education, American Institute of Constructors, and Restoration Industry Association.
1. Complex Urgency: Recovering from Katrina and Wilma. Published as peer-reviewed technical article in Cost Engineering Journal, AACE International, December 2009.
2. Grooming Project Managers for Company Leadership.
3. Evolution, Not Revolution. Analysis of Nashville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, conversion of project offices from functional to area-wide, market-driven structure. Published as peer-reviewed article in Journal of Management in Engineering, ASCE, July 2001.
4. Business Strategy: Ideas for Construction Masters Degrees. Adaptation of strategic perspectives construction masters degree program curricula to allow instruction to transcend the baccalaureate project management focus. Published in Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, ASCE, April 2001.
1. Hurricanes and Oil: Adventures in Paradise? Military Officers Association of America, Greater Lafayette Chapter, December 14, 2009.
2. Disaster and Reconstruction: Experiences with Hurricanes and the Iraqi Oil Program. Wabash Area Lifetime Learning Assn., West Lafayette, November 9, 2009.
3. Results from Survey of Membership for Certified Restorer Body of Knowledge. Co-presented with doctoral student Jing Pan to Restoration Industry Association Fall Conference, St. Louis, October 14, 2009.
4. Disaster Restoration and Reconstruction at Purdue: An Initiative to Enhance Professionalism and Deliver a Sustainable Competitive Advantage. National Disaster Reconstruction (NDR) Conference, New Orleans, June 17-18, 2009.
5. Some Lessons Learned; Katrina, Wilma, and Iraq. Connections Conference, Clearwater, FL, May 14-15, 2009.
6. Master of Science Degree Program in Portfolio and Program Management. 45th Annual Conference of the Associated Schools of Construction at University of Florida, April 2009.
7. Disaster Restoration and Reconstruction Management. Meeting of St. Louis section of AACE Int'l, March 2009.
8. Complex Urgency: Recovering from Katrina and Wilma. Paper and presentation, Transactions of the 52nd Annual Meeting of AACE International, at Toronto, Canada, July 2008.
9. Enhancing Professionalism in Construction Project Controls. 44th Annual Conference of the Associated Schools of Construction, at Auburn University, April 2008.
10. The Utility of a Civil Engineering Education. Keynote address for Scholarship Dinner, SE Wisconsin Branch, ASCE, January 2008.
11. Certification and Technical Initiatives of AACE International. Presentation to the Chicago Section of AACE Int'l, September 2007.
12. Cost Engineering in Academia. Presentation for panel discussion in Washington, D.C., AACE Int'l annual meeting, June 2004.13. The Construction Management Program at MSOE. CMAA Chicago panel discussion about construction education programs in the region. April 2004.
14. Business Strategy: Ideas for Construction Masters Degrees. Strategic perspectives for construction masters degree programs to transcend baccalaureate project management. Presented at Associated Schools of Construction regional meeting, November 2000.
15. Deep Foundation Construction and The Future of Construction Education. Department of Construction Science, School of Architecture, University of Oklahoma, April 1999.
16. Maintenance Management Concepts in Construction Equipment Curricula. Annual meeting of the Associated Schools of Construction, April 1997.
17. Construction Program of Nashville District, Army Corps of Engineers. Presentation to Southeast Regional Meeting of Associated General Contractors, February 1993.
18. Construction in Turkey: the NATO Petroleum Pipeline System. Presentation to the Nashville Post of the Society of American Military Engineers, January 1993.
19. Construction Program of Nashville District, Army Corps of Engineers (with special emphasis on programmatic modifications resulting from organizational restructuring). Presentation to the Huntsville, AL, Post of the Society of American Military Engineers, November 1992.
20. Recommended Enhancements of the NATO Infrastructure Program in Turkey. Presentation to the NATO Infrastructure Conference, Izmir, Turkey, April 1992.
Refereed Conference Proceedings
1. Developing and Maintaining Trust Between Contractual Parties for Disaster Restoration and Reconstruction. International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management (ICCREM), Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing , P.R. China, 5 November, 2009.
2. Master of Science Degree Program in Portfolio and Program Management. International Proceedings of the 45th Annual Conference of the Associated Schools of Construction, April 2009.
3. Complex Urgency: Recovering from Katrina and Wilma. Transactions of the 52nd Annual Meeting of AACE International, July 2008.
4. Enhancing Professionalism in Construction Project Controls. International Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of the Associated Schools of Construction, April 2008.
5. Maintenance Management Concepts in Construction Equipment Curricula. Lead author, published in Journal of Construction Education, Vol. II, No. 2, Summer 1998.
Relevant Publications and Presentations
1. Recommended Practice (RP) 15R-81, Profitability Methods. Explains the most common methods by which industry analyzes profitability, July 2008.
2. Portfolio and Program Management. Professional Practice Guide (PPG) #14 editor, for AACE-I, October 2007.
3. BSCM Program Imperatives and Guidelines. Overarching direction by which to manage the BS in Construction Management program at MSOE, 2004.
4. Interest Rates, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and Net Income: Their Effect on Financing Large Construction Firms. A research project and paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Doctor of Management degree, May 1997.
5. Examination of the Program Curriculum of the Department of Construction in the School of Engineering at Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville. A research proposal submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Doctor of Management degree, October 1997.
6. Engineer Officer Advanced Course Program of Instruction (revised), U.S. Army Engineer School, Ft. Belvoir, VA, August 1986.
7. Engineer Officer Advanced Course Staff Officers Module, U.S. Army Engineer School, Ft. Belvoir, VA, July 1984.
8. Design and Construction with Geotextiles. Literature review in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the M.S. Civil Engineering degree, December 1983.
1. Construction Inspection of Public Works Projects.
University of Washington, TRANSPEED, May 2005; March, May, and October 2008; May 2009.
2. Public Works Construction Project Management. University of Washington, TRANSPEED, November 2004 and May 2005.
3. Construction Cost Engineering.Two-day seminar delivered to professionals seeking more knowledge of construction cost engineering from ASCE, April 2004 in Las Vegas and October 2004 in Minneapolis.
4. CCC/CCE Certification Review Course and Enhancing Competency in Cost Engineering. Four-day and two-day seminars to enable better performance on the AACE International certification examination, multiple times per year, 2002-05.
5. Labor Foremen Preparedness Half-Day Seminars: Construction Contracts and Contract Drawings. Delivered under auspices of SIUE Labor and Management Programs Office, each February 1996-2000.
Study Guides and/or Workbooks
a. Construction Equipment Management.
b. Project Management for Architectural Engineers and Construction Managers.
c. Construction Estimating.
d. Specifications and Contracts.
e. Building Construction Methods.
f. Construction Project Financial and Cost Control.
g. Construction Site Engineering Issues.
h. Construction Project Scheduling.
i. Soils in Construction.
j. Construction Cost Engineering.
Introduction to Engineering Construction Inspection. (ISBN 0-471-20167-7) Text co-author with Edward Fisk, John Wiley & Sons, August 2004.
Disaster Recovery Project Management: Bringing Order from Chaos. (ISBN 1-557-53588-4) Purdue University Press, August 2011.