Dynamic Project Management

The Dynamic Project Management (DPM) Lab. at the University of Michigan aims to understand and manage construction dynamics and human-infrastructure interface through sensing, data analytics and computer simulation. Particularly, DPM is interested in achieving the maximum benefit from technologies like wearables, automation, and robotics for humans in construction and infrastructure. DPM also applies these technologies to direct smart and connected communities and cities toward social equality.

DPM’s research has been supported by diverse sponsors in different countries. For example, DPM has received numerous grants from federal (e.g., NSF in the US, NSERC and SSHRC in Canada, and KAIA in Korea) and state agencies (e.g., MEDC). At the same time, DPM’s research has been strongly supported by industry partners including TOYOTA, CII, Barton Malow, Turner, Skanska, Shade, Dee Cramer, Granger Construction, Toebe Construction, etc. Such diverse sponsorships allow DPM to pursue fundamental research on basic science and engineering, which can be widely applied to real world problems, thereby achieving balanced contributions to theories and practices. DPM also strongly pursues entrepreneurship. A spin-off company from DPM is very active in commercialization.

Below is our recent project video, which aims to improve elderly mobility with wearable biosensors.

If you have an interest in working with DPM, please contact Director, Prof. SangHyun Lee, at (shdpm@umich.edu). 

Recent News

  • 3, 2019: Journal paper by Jebelli, H., Choi, B., and Lee, S. on “Application of Wearable Biosensors to Construction Sites. Part II: Assessing Workers’ Physical Demand” was accepted by the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE.
  • 3, 2019: Journal paper by Ahn, C., Lee, S., Sun, C., Jebelli, H., Choi, B., and Yang, K.  on “ Review of Wearable Sensing Technology Applications in Construction Safety and Health” was accepted by the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE.
  • 3, 2019: Houtan will join Penn State Architectural Engineering as an Assistant Professor from June 1st, 2019. Best of luck on his new career!
  • 3, 2019: Houtan successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Wearable Biosensors to Understand Construction Workers’ Mental and Physical Stress“. Congrats!
  • 3, 2019: Kwangbok will join the Construction and Economy Research Institute of Korea (CERIK) as a researcher from April, 2019. Best of luck on his new career!