Ken-Yu Lin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dept. of Construction Management
University of Washington
130L Architecture Hall, Box 351610
Seattle, WA 98195-1610

Phone: 206.616.1915
Fax: 206.685.1976
Research Interest

Proactive Construction Health and Safety
Serious Gaming and Visualization for Construction Education and Training
Construction Data, Information and Knowledge Management
Sustainable Practices

CM333 Construction Safety
CM412 Construction Practice
CM535 Research Methods in Construction
CM593 special Topic: Data Driven Health and Safety for Construction

CM331 Cost Estimating (I)
CM565 Managing International Projects

Recent Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

(For a complete publication list, please see my resume. )

(Check out the citation statistics of my publications, go to Google Scholar. )

Chi, N.W., Lin, K.Y., El-Gohary, N., Hsieh, S.H. (first published online on Jan 28, 2016) "Evaluating the Strength of Text Classification Categories on Supporting Construction Field Inspections", Advanced Engineering Informatics, Elsevier, Vol. 64, 2016, pp. 78 - 88.

John Schaufelberger, Lin, K.Y., Construction Project Safety, 1st ed. Hoboken: Wiley, 2013.

Projects Completed or in Progress

1. Construction Safety Mini Games
2. An Innovative iPad Application for Construction Site Safety Audit (click here to see our promotional video on Youtube).
3. Developing Fall Protection Training Materials for Non-English Speaking and Illiterate Construction Workers
4. Assessing the Potential of Safety Director, An Innovative Educational Video Game for Construction Safety

Information For Prospective Students

(Guidelines for CM master students who want to take their research paper credits CM600 under my supervision)

Recommendation Letter Policy

I will be happy to provide recommendation letters to students (1) who were under my supervision for their research and have delivered high quality research work, or (2) who were the top 20% in my class(es). To request a letter, please e-mail me a copy of your CV and the address(es) that I should send the letter to, at least one week ahead of time. Please be aware that I do NOT honor any unexpected recommendation letter requests from online graduate study application systems. I also do not write more than THREE recommendation letters for students who are applying for graduate programs.

Tools Available for Download

Safety Audit Tool (the 2009 version in Excel)

Cash Flow Charting Tool (the 2009 version in Excel)

Website last updated: 01.28.2016