Dr. Brian Moore, Chair for the Department of Construction Management

KENNESAW, Ga. | Jul 1, 2022

Dr Brian Moore

It is my pleasure to introduce Dr. Brian Moore as the next Chair for the Department of Construction Management. Dr. Moore will begin serving in this role effective July 1, 2022.

Dr. Brian Moore was employed as a Section Chief/Manager with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and led DWR’s Oroville Construction Office from 2018 to 2022.  In 2017, Dr. Moore became a licensed Civil Engineer in the State of California.  In addition to managing construction projects in Northern California for DWR, Dr. Moore also served as a Construction Management Supervisor for DWR in Southern California from 2012 to 2017.  His work with DWR has included such projects as bridge seismic upgrades, aqueduct emergency repairs, emergency pipeline repairs, emergency spillway repairs at the Oroville Dam (i.e., the tallest dam in North America), LEED Certified building construction, paving projects, radial gate repairs, and many other projects associated with California’s State Water Project.  Prior to joining DWR, Dr. Moore worked as a consultant for Vali Cooper & Associates in DWR’s Southern California office from 2012 to 2013. 

Before working as a consultant for Vali Cooper & Associates, Dr. Moore spent thirteen years in Georgia higher education, serving from 2007 to 2012 as a department chair and tenured full professor for the Department of Construction Management and Civil Engineering at Georgia Southern University. 

From 1999 to 2007, Dr. Moore taught graduate and undergraduate construction management courses at Southern Polytechnic State University and served as the coordinator for the Construction Management graduate program.  As a member of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), he served CMAA’s South Atlantic Chapter from 2001 to 2007 in various chapter officer positions including secretary/treasurer, vice-president, president, and senior advisory board member.  From 2009 to 2015, Dr. Moore was a member of CMAA’s National Foundation Board of Directors.

Dr. Moore also served from 2014-2015 as President of the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC).  In 2010, Dr. Moore concluded more than four years as editor of ASC’s International Journal of Construction Education and Research, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal.  He also served as ASC’s Region 2 Director (i.e., Southeastern U.S.) from 2004 through 2006 and was awarded ASC’s Outstanding Educator Award in 2007.

Dr. Moore has a proven track record of successful management, engineering, teaching, and scholarship.  Prior to his role in academia, he worked for Cordell W. Ingram and Parsons Brinkerhoff on teams managing large-scale construction projects at airports in Georgia and California, respectively.  He has also worked as a construction site manager/superintendent and as a resident engineer/inspector in Atlanta.  His early career included working at Kennedy Space Center as an engineer with McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Corporation.

Dr. Moore earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and an M.S. degree, specializing in Construction Management, at Georgia Institute of Technology. His graduate work included the award of several NASA training grants and a National Science Foundation fellowship in 1991 for research in Japan.  Dr. Moore earned his B.S. degree in Marine Engineering at Maine Maritime Academy.

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