Lecturer

Building and Construction Technology

R: J.W. Olver Design Building, room 328
T: 413-545-8863
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M.S. (Civil Engineering / Construction Engineering and Project Management, Federal University of Minas Gerais – UFMG, Brasil)

Bio

Fernando Romero has been working globally as a Construction Project and Program Director. The knowledge acquired over his career of more than 30 years, opened doors for him to have an international career in the area of project management working in several countries, including Japan, China, South Korea, Austria, Germany, Greece, Cyprus, Suriname, Venezuela, Peru, and Brazil. While his professional career permitted him to manage projects covering the full scope of construction and with a value of more than $18.5 billion, he also possesses a wide-ranging academic experience in teaching construction. He was previously an Instructor in the Construction Management Department at SIUE (Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville) where he taught several courses such as: Construction Management and Senior Assessment, International Construction , Building Construction Materials & Methods , Civil Construction Material and Methods, Project Control, Project Management , and Introduction to Construction Management. Mr. Romero has also served as coach for student competitions in construction.

Mr. Romero is co-author of a book on megaprojects (in Portuguese) and has published extensively about capital projects.

Projects / Research Interests

  • To develop my model using ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE based on systems to predict, monitor and measure the status of the project during all the Lifecycle such as: Engineering, Procurement / Fabrication, Construction, Management.
  • To develop an integrated model for making decisions in preplanning phase of capital projects for Small Projects < $ 10 million, Industrial and Healthcare projects, Residential Projects, Public Infrastructure projects, and Commercial Buildings. The model includes the synergies between Front End Loading (FEL), and Lean Project Delivery System (LPDS). Using concepts and tools of Concurrent Engineering, Value Improving Practices, Set Based Design, Target Costing, and the Best Practices of PMI.

Courses

  • BCT 353 – Construction Project Management
  • BCT 494BI – BCT Senior Seminar
  • BCT 550 – Construction Scheduling and Project Control

Selected Publications

Books

  • Romero, F., & Andery, P. (2016). Gestão de Megaprojetos – Uma abordagem Lean (in Portuguese). Brazil: Brasport Publishing. (Available at www.brasport.com.br and Amazon.com).

Trade Magazines – Proceedings Reviewed

Referred Conference Proceedings

  • Romero, F., & Andery, P. (2019). A Conceptual Model to Capital Projects Conception based on Front-End Loading and Lean Concepts. Proceedings Reviewed of The 55th Annual Associated Schools of Construction International Conference. Denver, Colorado, USA.
  • Romero, F., & Andery, P. (2018). A Conceptual Model to Capital Projects Conception based on Front-End Loading and Lean Concepts. Proceedings Reviewed of Associated Schools of Construction Region III Conference. Downers Grove, Illinois, USA.
  • Romero, F., & Andery, P. (2017). Managing and developing capital projects. Proceedings Reviewed of Associated Schools of Construction Region III Conference. Downers Grove, Illinois, USA.
  • Romero, F., & Andery, P. (2011). A lean front-end model for earlier stages of capital projects. Proceedings Reviewed of Encuentro Latino Americano de Géstion y Economia de la Construcción. Chile.
  • Romero, F., & Andery, P. (2010). An analysis of the techniques and tools used in the capital project’s development (in Portuguese). Proceedings Reviewed of ENTAC. Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
  • Romero, F., & Andery, P. (2009). Contribution to the studies of megaprojects’ conception stage (in Portuguese). Proceedings Reviewed of VI Brazilian Symposium of Construction Management and Economy. Brazil.
  • Romero, F., & Andery, P. (2008). The megaprojects’ process: considerations about the initial stages – planning (in Portuguese). Proceedings Reviewed of VIII Brazilian Workshop’s Megaprojects Process. São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Romero, F., & Andery P. (2008). Project development and validation process (in Portuguese). Proceedings Reviewed of National Meeting of Built Technology. Brazil.
  • Romero, F., & Andery P. (2008). FEL methodology x lean construction (in Portuguese). Proceedings Reviewed of ENTAC. Fortaleza, Brazil.
  • Romero, F. (1997). Budgets – everything the builder needs to know (in Portuguese). Proceedings Reviewed of ACEOP Newspaper. Brazil.
  • Romero, F. (1997). Indirect costs (in Portuguese). Proceedings Reviewed of ACEOP Newspaper. Brazil.