Dr. Edgar Small serves as an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and the Director of the Construction Engineering and Management program at the University of Delaware in the United States. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Buffalo in New York and has over 25 years of construction and infrastructure management experience with owners, engineers and contractors. This experience has been obtained through design and resident engineering with consulting firms, commercial general contracting, government service and program management, and academics both in the US and the Middle East. Through this background and experience, Dr. Small has developed primary research interests in construction process efficiency, construction productivity improvement, mega-project development, and sustainability in the construction environment. Research interests further extend throughout the project life-cycle with a focus on collaborative, interdisciplinary research to coupling design, construction and maintenance/operations for infrastructure systems.