Giovanni Migliaccio

Giovanni Migliaccio

P. D. Koon Endowed Associate Professor, Construction Management

Associate Professor Giovanni C. Migliaccio holds a P. D. Koon Endowed Professorship in Construction Management and is the Executive Director of the Center for Education and Research in Construction (CERC) at the University of Washington, Seattle. He joined the CM department in August 2010. Previously, he was a faculty member with the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque. He holds a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a master-level degree from Politecnico di Bari in Italy. Prior to moving to the U.S., he worked in Italy in the construction management of telecommunication projects under Nortel Networks, Nokia Networks, and IPSE 2000. At UW, Giovanni is active in all three pillars of academic life, including service to the university and the industry, teaching, and research.

At UW, Giovanni has served in the CM Graduate and Undergraduate Admissions and Curriculum Committees, the Construction Industry Advisory Council (CIAC), the CERC Steering Committee, the CBE PhD Steering Committee, the CBE Interdisciplinary Group for Real Estate, and the UW Faculty Council on University Facilities and Services (FCUFS). Outside UW, he is active in various industry organizations, including the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the Construction Industry Institute (CII), and the Construction Industry Training Council of Washington (CITCWA). He is also a member of the editorial board of the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, and the Project Delivery Methods and Native American Transportation Issues committees at TRB. Dr. Migliaccio has served as consultant to domestic and international organizations or universities, including the World Bank, the Secretariat of the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, and the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR).

Giovanni has an established and diverse research portfolio. His areas of specialization and research include: (1) Innovative procurement, contracting, subcontracting and delivery practices for construction projects; (2) Sustainable management of construction workforce with focus on ergonomics, human performance, and physiological demand of construction work; (3) Sustainable management of the built environment; (4) Project management; (5) Innovative construction engineering and management education. His scholarly work is based on a combination of methods, including qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis. The second line of research is pursued jointly with Dr. Ken-Yu Lin through activities at the SHARE Lab.

SHARE Lab : Dr. Migliaccio co-directs with Dr. Lin the Laboratory for Safety and Health Advancement through Research and Education (SHARE) in Construction Management, which is physically hosted at the UW Center for Education and Research in Construction (CERC). The mission of the lab is to promote construction safety and health through evidenced-based innovative research, education, and practices. In particular, the SHARE lab specializes in creating new knowledge, learning resources, and practical solutions using technology interventions such as wearable sensors, visualization, serious gaming and tablet computers. Research work is supported by domestic stakeholders as well as national institutions and global corporations.



Migliaccio, Giovanni C., & Shrestha, Pramen P. (Eds.). (2023). Building a Body of Knowledge in Construction Project Delivery, Procurement and Contracting. World Scientific. View Publication

Ottesen, Jeffrey L., & Migliaccio, Giovanni (2023). Use of Predictive Models for Labor-Productivity Loss in Settling Disputes. Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, 15(1). View Publication


Migliaccio, Giovanni C., Gebken, Richard J., Fernandez, Luis R., & Osmanbhoy, Natasha (2022). Emergent Subcontracting Models in the US Construction Industry. Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, 14(4). View Publication


Shang, Luming; Migliaccio, Giovanni C. (2020). Demystifying Progressive Design Build: Implementation Issues And Lessons Learned Through Case Study Analysis. Organization Technology And Management In Construction, 12(1), 2095 - 2108. View Publication

Lee, Wonil; Migliaccio, Giovanni C.; Lin, Ken-yu; Seto, Edmund Y. W. (2020). Workforce Development: Understanding Task-level Job Demands-resources, Burnout, And Performance In Unskilled Construction Workers. Safety Science, 123. View Publication


Lee, Wonil; Migliaccio, Giovanni C. (2018). Temporal Effect Of Construction Workforce Physical Strain On Diminishing Marginal Productivity At The Task Level. Journal Of Construction Engineering And Management, 144(9). View Publication

Lin, Ken-yu; Lee, Wonil; Azari, Rahman; Migliaccio, Giovanni C. (2018). Training Of Low-literacy And Low-english-proficiency Hispanic Workers On Construction Fall Fatality. Journal Of Management In Engineering, 34(2). View Publication


Lee, Wonil; Seto, Edmund; Lin, Ken-yu; Migliaccio, Giovanni C. (2017). An Evaluation Of Wearable Sensors And Their Placements For Analyzing Construction Worker's Trunk Posture In Laboratory Conditions. Applied Ergonomics, 65, 424 - 436. View Publication

Zhang, Su; Bogus, Susan M.; Lippitt, Christopher D.; Migliaccio, Giovanni C. (2017). Estimating Location-adjustment Factors For Conceptual Cost Estimating Based On Nighttime Light Satellite Imagery. Journal Of Construction Engineering And Management, 143(1). View Publication

Song, Jiule; Migliaccio, Giovanni C.; Wang, Guangbin; Lu, Hao. (2017). Exploring The Influence Of System Quality, Information Quality, And External Service On Bim User Satisfaction. Journal Of Management In Engineering, 33(6). View Publication

Lee, Wonil; Lin, Ken-yu; Seto, Edmund; Migliaccio, Giovanni C. (2017). Wearable Sensors For Monitoring On-duty And Off-duty Worker Physiological Status And Activities In Construction. Automation In Construction, 83, 341 - 353. View Publication


Ottesen, Jeffery L.; Migliaccio, Giovanni C.; Wulfsberg, H. James. (2016). Contractual Battles For Higher Ground: Case Examples. Journal Of Legal Affairs And Dispute Resolution In Engineering And Construction, 8(1). View Publication

Lee, Wonil; Migliaccio, Giovanni Ciro. (2016). Physiological Cost Of Concrete Construction Activities. Construction Innovation, 16(3), 281 - 306. View Publication


D'incognito, Maria; Costantino, Nicola; Migliaccio, Giovanni C. (2015). Actors And Barriers To The Adoption Of Lcc And Lca Techniques In The Built Environment. Built Environment Project And Asset Management, 5(2), 202 - 216. View Publication

Migliaccio, G. C.; Zandbergen, Paul; Martinez, A. A. (2015). Empirical Comparison Of Methods For Estimating Location Cost Adjustments Factors. Journal Of Management In Engineering, 31(2). View Publication


Gatti, Umberto C.(1); Migliaccio, Giovanni C.(1); Bogus, Susan M.(2); Schneider, Suzanne(3). (2014). An Exploratory Study Of The Relationship Between Construction Workforce Physical Strain And Task Level Productivity. Construction Management And Economics, 32(6), 548 - 564. View Publication

Migliaccio, G. C.; Bogus, Susan M.; Cordova-alvidrez, A. A. (2014). Continuous Quality Improvement Techniques For Data Collection In Asset Management Systems. Journal Of Construction Engineering And Management, 140(4). View Publication

Gatti, U.c.(1); Migliaccio, G.c.(1); Laird, L.(1). (2014). Design Management In Design-build Megaprojects: Sr 99 Bored Tunnel Case Study. Practice Periodical On Structural Design And Construction, 19(1), 148-58. View Publication

Zhang, Su; Migliaccio, Giovanni C.; Zandbergen, Paul A.; Guindani, Michele. (2014). Empirical Assessment Of Geographically Based Surface Interpolation Methods For Adjusting Construction Cost Estimates By Project Location. Journal Of Construction Engineering And Management, 140(6). View Publication

Gatti, Umberto C.; Schneider, Suzanne; Migliaccio, Giovanni C. (2014). Physiological Condition Monitoring Of Construction Workers. Automation In Construction, 44, 227 - 233. View Publication

Gatti, Umberto C.; El-anwar, Omar; Migliaccio, Giovanni C.; Lin, Ken-yu; Medina, Yvonne. (2014). Quantifying The Impacts Of Failures Of Departments Of Transportation Building Systems On Road System Users. Transportation Research Record, 2440, 85 - 93. View Publication

Migliaccio, G. C.; Bogus, Susan M.; Cordova-alvidrez, A. A. (2014). Techniques For Continuous Improvement Of Quality Of Data Collection In Systems Of Capital Infrastructure Management. Journal Of Construction Engineering And Management, 140(4). View Publication


Cheng, Tao; Teizer, Jochen; Migliaccio, Giovanni C.; Gatti, Umberto C. (2013). Automated Task-level Activity Analysis Through Fusion Of Real Time Location Sensors And Worker's Thoracic Posture Data. Automation In Construction, 29, 24 - 39. View Publication

Cheng, Tao; Migliaccio, Giovanni C.; Teizer, Jochen; Gatti, Umberto C. (2013). Data Fusion Of Real-time Location Sensing And Physiological Status Monitoring For Ergonomics Analysis Of Construction Workers. Journal Of Computing In Civil Engineering, 27(3), 320 - 335. View Publication

Migliaccio, Giovanni C.; Guindani, Michele; D'incognito, Maria; Zhang, Linlin. (2013). Empirical Assessment Of Spatial Prediction Methods For Location Cost-adjustment Factors. Journal Of Construction Engineering & Management, 139(7), 858 - 869. View Publication

Bogus, Susan M.; Migliaccio, Giovanni C.; Jin, Ruoyu. (2013). Study Of The Relationship Between Procurement Duration And Project Performance In Design-build Projects: Comparison Between Water/wastewater And Transportation Sectors. Journal Of Management In Engineering, 29(4), 382 - 391. View Publication

Gatti, U.(1); Migliaccio, G.(1); Bogus, S.m.(2); Priyadarshini, S.(1); Scharrer, A.(3). (2013). Using Workforce's Physiological Strain Monitoring To Enhance Social Sustainability Of Construction. Journal Of Architectural Engineering, 19(3), 179 - 85. View Publication


Bogus, Susan M.; Migliaccio, Giovanni C.; Cordova, Arturo A. (2010). Assessment Of Data Quality For Evaluations Of Manual Pavement Distress. Transportation Research Record, 2170, 1 - 8. View Publication