A 1977 graduate of Pittsburg State University with a BST in Construction Technology, Joe also completed his Master of Engineering Technology in Construction Management also from Pittsburg State University in 2002. During his master’s studies, his primary focus was the use of alternative project delivery methods, the implementation of integrated project teams and productivity at the crew level. He joined the PSU School of Construction faculty team in 2010 and currently teaches courses in construction cost management and contract administration.
He began his 32-year construction career with Martin K. Eby Construction Co., Inc. in 1978 holding key leadership positions in engineering, field management, project management, estimating, division and corporate management. Joe’s project assignments provided him a broad background of experience to draw from in his current academic position. His projects included medical and commercial office buildings, educational facilities, water/wastewater plants, raw water supply piping, industrial and manufacturing facilities, and major highway bridges. During his tenure at Eby, he was involved in the implementation of Eby’s Continuous Performance Improvement program on numerous projects. More recently, he served on the team responsible for the development of the Associated General Contractors of America Lean Construction Education Program.
A past president of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Kansas, he currently serves on the AGC of America Lean Construction Steering Forum and Lean Construction Education Sub Forum.