Jongchul Song | Associate Professor
Ph.D. - 2005, University of Texas at Austin
M.S. - 2002, University of Texas at Austin
B.S. - Yonsei University, South Korea
2054 Seaton Hall
Prior to attending a graduate school, Jongchul worked for a Korean general contractor, Lotte Engineering and Construction, for two years as a project engineer at a 26-story, 358-room, four-star hotel project site in Malaysia. He is a licensed professional engineer in Minnesota.
Jongchul has conducted several research projects sponsored by various organizations. He is best known for his research on tracking construction materials using radio frequency identification and GPS technology. Most recently, he was a principle investigator for an NDDOT sponsored research project on tracking asphalt pavement temperatures during construction using an infrared camera. His current research interests include CM at Risk contractor selection, cost estimating and automated as-built quantity tracking.
Prior to joining K-State in 2017, Jongchul was a faculty member at North Dakota State University for 10 years where he developed and/or taught nine construction courses, including construction contracts. In 2013, he was inducted into Sigma Lambda Chi. While at NDSU, he coached ASC student competition teams over a three-year period, placing seven teams in four different divisions including two first placements.