Yong-Woo Kim

Yong-Woo Kim

P.D. Koon Endowed Professor, Construction Management

Yong-Woo Kim is a Professor and P.D. Koon Endowed Professor of Construction Management. His research emphasizes lean principles focusing on interdependency and uncertainty in construction supply chain networks. His research has been defined by his cultural background spanning two continents and educational and professional experience in production management and construction industry. Dr. Kim has published more than 30 peer-reviewed technical journal articles, 50 papers in peer-reviewed conference proceedings, and one professional book on design-build system. Dr. Kim developed a new metric to measure the inventory work between trades called CEV (Customer Earned Value), and two international contractors have been using this new metric for their project control. Dr. Kim has pursued $3.86 million dollars worth of funding for thirty-eight projects, and has been awarded $1.05 million dollars (his share: $785,333) as PI or Co-PI for sixteen different projects. Sources of these funds include national and international research agencies, municipalities, and construction industry.

In his teaching, Dr. Kim engages students in discussions to cultivate critical thinking skills in his students. He has also developed case studies in his scholarly work; those cases have been actively used in the classroom to improve students’ ability to apply construction management principles to real construction projects. He has developed two new courses: CM518 Lean Construction and CM 528 Advanced Cost Management. CM518 focuses on lean construction principles and its application to design and construction processes, reflecting the needs for a new production paradigm in the industry. CM 528 deals with cost management practices focusing on overhead costs. As the demand for teaching lean principles has recently increased, he will also offer CM 434 Lean Project Planning in Spring 2017 for the first time; this class focuses on production planning processes using lean principles.



Kim, S., & Kim, Y. (2023). Allocating Safety Cost using in Construction Site. Tehnički Glasnik, 17(4), 594–597. https://doi.org/10.31803/tg-20230104151203 View Publication

Kim, Y.-W., & Rhee, B.-D. (2024). Incentive-based coordination for scheduled delivery in prefab construction. Construction Management and Economics, 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2024.2305763. View Publication


Kim, M., Zhao, X., Kim, Y.-W., & Rhee, B.-D. (2023). Blockchain-enabled supply chain coordination for off-site construction using Bayesian theory for plan reliability. Automation in Construction, 155, 105061–. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2023.105061 View Publication


Shim, Yukyung; Jeong, Jaemin; Jeong, Jaewook; Lee, Jaehyun; Kim, Yongwoo. (2022). Comparative Analysis Of The National Fatality Rate In Construction Industry Using Time-series Approach And Equivalent Evaluation Conditions. International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health, 19(4). View Publication

Ho, Chung; Kim, Yong-woo; Zabinsky, Zelda B. (2022). Prefabrication Supply Chains With Multiple Shops: Optimization For Job Allocation. Automation In Construction, 136. View Publication

Kim, Taehoon; Kim, Yong-woo; Lee, Dongmin; Kim, Minju. (2022). Reinforcement Learning Approach To Scheduling Of Precast Concrete Production. Journal Of Cleaner Production, 336. View Publication


Kim, Taehoon; Kim, Yong-woo; Cho, Hunhee. (2021). A Simulation-based Dynamic Scheduling Model For Curtain Wall Production Considering Construction Planning Reliability. Journal Of Cleaner Production, 286. View Publication

Soltaninejad, Mostafa; Fardhosseini, Mohammad Sadra; Kim, Yong Woo. (2021). Safety Climate And Productivity Improvement Of Construction Workplaces Through The 6s System: Mixed-method Analysis Of 5s And Safety Integration. International Journal Of Occupational Safety & Ergonomics, 28(3), 1811-1821. View Publication


Kim, Taehoon; Kim, Yong-woo; Cho, Hunhee. (2020). Dynamic Production Scheduling Model Under Due Date Uncertainty In Precast Concrete Construction. Journal Of Cleaner Production, 257. View Publication

Kim, Yong-woo; Rhee, Byong-duk. (2020). The Impact Of Empowering Front-line Managers On Planning Reliability And Project Schedule Performance. Journal Of Management In Engineering, 36(3). View Publication

Kim, Yong-Woo, and Rhee, Byong-Duk. (2020). The Impact of Empowering Front-Line Managers on Planning Reliability and Project Schedule Performance. Journal of Management in Engineering, 36(3). View Publication


Kim, Yong-woo. (2019). The Impact Of Make-ready Process On Project Cost Performance In Heavy Civil Construction Projects. Production Planning & Control. The Management Of Operations, 30(13), 1064 - 1071. View Publication


Shakouri, Mahmoud; Lee, Hyun Woo; Kim, Yong-woo. (2017). A Probabilistic Portfolio-based Model For Financial Valuation Of Community Solar. Applied Energy, 191, 709 - 726. View Publication

Yi, June-seong; Kim, Yong-woo; Lim, Ji Youn; Lee, Jeehee. (2017). Activity-based Life Cycle Analysis Of A Curtain Wall Supply For Reducing Its Environmental Impact. Energy And Buildings, 138, 69 - 79. View Publication

Park, Hyoungbae; Kim, Kyeongseok; Kim, Yong-woo; Kim, Hyoungkwan. (2017). Stakeholder Management In Long-term Complex Megaconstruction Projects: The Saemangeum Project. Journal Of Management In Engineering, 33(4). View Publication


Kim, Byung-soo; Kim, Yong-woo. (2016). Configuration Of Earthwork Equipment Considering Environmental Impacts, Cost And Schedule. Journal Of Civil Engineering And Management, 22(1), 73 - 85. View Publication

Kim, Taehoon; Kim, Yong-woo; Cho, Hunhee. (2016). Customer Earned Value: Performance Indicator From Flow And Value Generation View. Journal Of Management In Engineering, 32(1). View Publication

Azari, Rahman; Kim, Yong-woo. (2016). Integration Evaluation Framework For Integrated Design Teams Of Green Buildings: Development And Validation. Journal Of Management In Engineering, 32(3). View Publication


Kim, Sang-chul; Kim, Yong-woo; Park, Kun Soo; Yoo, Choong-yuel. (2015). Impact Of Measuring Operational-level Planning Reliability On Management-level Project Performance. Journal Of Management In Engineering, 31(5). View Publication

Kang, Goune; Kim, Taehoon; Kim, Yong-woo; Cho, Hunhee; Kang, Kyung-in. (2015). Statistical Analysis Of Embodied Carbon Emission For Building Construction. Energy And Buildings, 105, 326 - 333. View Publication


Hyun Woo Lee(1); Anderson, S.m.(2); Yong-woo Kim(3); Ballard, G.(4). (2014). Advancing Impact Of Education, Training, And Professional Experience On Integrated Project Delivery. Practice Periodical On Structural Design And Construction, 19(1), 8 - 14. View Publication

Kim, Sang-chul; Kim, Yong-woo. (2014). Computerized Integrated Project Management System For A Material Pull Strategy. Journal Of Civil Engineering And Management, 20(6), 849 - 863. View Publication


Kim, Yong-woo; Azari-n, Rahman; Yi, June-seong; Bae, Jinwoo. (2013). Environmental Impacts Comparison Between On-site Vs. Prefabricated Just-in-time (prefab-jit) Rebar Supply In Construction Projects. Journal Of Civil Engineering And Management, 19(5), 647 - 655. View Publication


Yi, June-seong; Kim, Yong-woo; Kim, Ki-aeng; Koo, Bonsang. (2012). A Suggested Color Scheme For Reducing Perception-related Accidents On Construction Work Sites. Accident Analysis And Prevention, 48, 185 - 192. View Publication

Azari-n, Rahman; Kim, Yong-woo. (2012). Comparative Assessment Of Life Cycle Impacts Of Curtain Wall Mullions. Building And Environment, 48(1), 135 - 145. View Publication


Kim, Yong-woo(1); Han, Seungheon(2); Shin, Sungwon(2); Choi, Kunhee(3). (2011). A Case Study Of Activity-based Costing In Allocating Rebar Fabrication Costs To Projects. Construction Management And Economics, 29(5), 449 - 461. View Publication


Kim, Yong-woo; Ballard, Glenn. (2010). Management Thinking In The Earned Value Method System And The Last Planner System. Journal Of Management In Engineering, 26(4), 223 - 228. View Publication