Krishna Kisi

DOTS Research @ Texas State University

Welcome to DOTS Research at Texas State University. DOTS stands for D=Dispute resolution in construction and engineering, O=Optimal productivity, synthesis, and simulation, T=Technology in training and education, and S=Safety in construction and mining industries. Please visit at the CIVS (Construction Informatics, Visualization, & Synthesis) Lab to know more about the research activities.

Dr. Kisi has been working with collaborators around the globe in DOTS research. Dr. Kisi received his doctoral degree in engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, master’s degree in construction management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

Teaching

CSM 4369

Construction Contracts, Liability, and Ethics

2021

CSM 5369

Construction Dispute Resolution

2021

CM 135

Print Reading and quantity takeoff

2018/2019/2020

CM 145

CAD and BIM

2019

CM 235

Materials and systems

2018/2019/2020

CM 353

surveying

2019/2020

CM 405

ASC Student competition

2018/2019

CM 465

Internship

2019/2020

CM 485

AIC exam review

2018/2019

CM 595

Thesis

2019/2020

CET 254

Methods and Equipment

2015/2016/2017

CET 256

Bituminous, Concrete and Soils

2015/2016/2017

CET 360

Construction Management

2016/2017/2018

CET 454

Construction Estimating

2016/2017/2018

CET 480

Construction Planning and Scheduling

2015/2016/2017

EGT 520

Project and Process Management

2015/2016/2017

EGT 690

Research/Capstone Project

2017/2018

Research

AI and Human Performance
Modular Construction
Cognitive and Physical Fatigue
Smart Building and Smart Cities
• U.S. Department of Labor (2018/2019/2020), MSHA Advancement of Health Safety in Surface Mines Annual Refresher Course
• Diversity Curriculum Development Grant 2020. “Women in Construction: Safety and Understanding the Construction Industry,”
• eSports Curriculum Development Grant (2019-2020). “Developing Game and Simulation-Based Learning Modules in Construction Management Curriculum.”
• U.S. Department of Labor (2019-2020). “OSHA Susan Hardwood Targeted Topic Training Grant (Fall Prevention)”.
Dr. Eddy M. Rojas, Executive Vice President and Provost, University of St. Thomas
Dr. Pramen Shrestha, Professor, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Dr. E. Terence Foster, Professor Emeritus,University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Dr. Nipesh Pradhananga, Associate Professor, Florida International University
Dr. Kishor Shrestha, Assistant Professor, Washington State University
Dr. Joseph Shrestha, Assistant Professor,East Tennessee State University
Dr. Nirajan Mani, Associate Professor, Fitchburg State University
Dr. Namhun Lee, Professor, Central Connecticut State University
Dr. Jacob Kovel, Professor, Central Connecticut State University
Dr. Kimberly Talley, Associate Professor, Texas State University
Dr. BJ Spencer, CSM Program Coordinator,Texas State University
Dr. Salen Karasulu, Senior Lecturer, Texas State University
Dr. Tulio Sulbaran, Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio

Publications

• Shrestha, K., Deshar, R., Kisi, K. P., & Taffazzoli, T. (2021). Data Digitization to Mitigate Legal Disputes during Reconstruction in Earthquake-Prone Areas. Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, 13(2), 05021001.
• Kisi, K.P, Tukkaraja, P., and Eltschlager, K. (2021). Dispute Resolution in the Mining Industry: Lessons Learned from the Effects of Blasting on Nearby Structures. Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, 13(3), 05021005
• Kisi, K.P., Kayastha, R., and Shrestha, P. P., (2020) “Back Charges in Construction Contract: Case Study of Airport Project” Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction. 10.1061/(ASCE)LA.1943-4170.0000392
• Kisi, K.P., Shrestha, J., and Kayastha, R., (2020) “Labor Shortage and Safety Issues in Post-earthquake Building Construction: A Case Study” Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction. 10.1061/(ASCE)LA.1943-4170.0000386
• Mani, N., Kisi, K.P., Rojas, E., and Foster E. (2017). “Estimating labor productivity frontier: A pilot study,” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 143(10), 04017077.
• Kisi, K.P., Mani, N., Rojas, E., and Foster E. (2016). “Estimating optimal productivity in labor-intensive construction operations: A pilot study,” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 143(3), 04016107
• Kisi, K.P., Lee, N., Kayastha, R., and Kovel, J. (2019) “Alternative Dispute Resolution Practices in International Road Construction Contracts” Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction. 10.1061/(ASCE)LA.1943-4170.0000373
• Kisi, K.P., Mani, N., Rojas, E., and Foster E. (2018). “Estimation of optimal productivity in labor-intensive construction operations: Advanced study,” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 144(10), 04018097
• Kisi, K. P., Talley, K. G., Rangineni, S., Hatipkarasulu, G. S., & Spencer, B. J. (2021). Gaming our Way to Increased Math Self-efficacy and Opening the Gate to STEM Majors, 2021 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. Virtual meeting, July 26-29, 2021
• Talley, K. G., Spencer, B. J., Hatipkarasulu, G. S., & Kisi, K. P. (2021). Work in Progress: Finding the Holes in Safety Education 2021 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. Virtual meeting, July 26-29, 2021
• Kisi, K.P., Kayastha, R., Pradhananga, N., and Shrestha. J. (2020) “Factors Contributing Building Reconstruction and Renovation Challenges: A Case Study After April 2015 Gorkha Earthquake”, Construction Research Congress, Tempe, Arizona, March 8-10, 2020
• Rokooei, S., Kisi, K., and Shojaei, A., (2020) “Students’ Perceptions on Mastering Construction Content in Different Educational Models”, Construction Research Congress, Tempe, Arizona, March 8-10, 2020
• Tafazzoli, M., Kisi, K., and Shrestha, K., (2020) “Investigating the Relative Importance Barriers to Sustainable Construction Related to Owners, Contractors, and Government”, Construction Research Congress, Tempe, Arizona, March 8-10, 2020
• Shields, D.R. and Kisi, K.P. (2011) “Factors Influencing High School Students to Pursue an Engineering Baccalaureate,” The 118th American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, Canada, June 26-29, 2011
• Kisi, K.P., Shields, D.R., and Shrestha, P. (2011) “Factors Influencing High School Students to Pursue a Construction Baccalaureate,” The 47th Associated School of Construction Annual International Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, April 6-9, 2011.
• Kisi, K.P., Shields, D.R., and Shrestha P. (2011) “Identifying Factors that Influence the High School Students’ Choices to Pursue Architecture, Construction and Engineering Baccalaureates,” The 2nd International Conference on Education, Training and Informatics, Florida, March 27-30, 2011.
• Kisi, K.P., Mani, N., and Rojas, E. (2014) “Estimating Optimal Labor Productivity: A Two-Prong Strategy,” Proc., Construction Research Congress, Atlanta, Georgia, May 19-21, 2014
• Mani, N., Kisi, K.P., and Rojas, E. (2014) “Estimating Labor Productivity Frontier: A Pilot Study,” Proc., Construction Research Congress, Atlanta, Georgia, May 19-21, 2014
• Mani, N., Kisi, K.P., Rojas, E., and Foster. T. (2017) “Labor Productivity Frontier: A Case Study of Two Crews,” The Associated School of Construction 53rd Annual International Conference, Seattle, Washington, April 5-8, 2017
• Kisi, K.P., Mani, N., Rojas, E., and Foster. T. (2016) “A Case Study on Estimating Optimal Productivity,” Proc., Construction Research Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 31-June 2, 2016
• Mani, N., Kisi, K.P., Rojas, E., and Foster. T. (2016) “A Case Study on Estimating Labor Productivity Frontier,” The Associated School of Construction 52nd Annual International Conference, Provo, Utah, April 13-16, 2016.
• Kisi, K.P., Mani, N., Lee, N., Shrestha, J. and Kayastha, R., (2019) “Opportunities and Challenges in Modular Construction in Developing Nations: A Case Study in Nepalese Construction Industry” 7th CSCE International Construction Specialty Conference, Montreal, Canada, June 12-15, 2019
• Kisi, K.P., Lee, N., Shrestha, K. and Bhandari, S., (2019) “Construction Industry Professionals’ Perspective Towards Communication Technology and Education” 7th CSCE International Construction Specialty Conference, Montreal, Canada, June 12-15, 2019
• Mani, N., and Kisi, K.P., (2019) “Innovative Approach for Estimating Labor Productivity: A Case Study” 7th CSCE International Construction Specialty Conference, Montreal, Canada, June 12-15, 2019
• Lee, N., Kim, S., and Kisi, K.P., (2019) “A Statistical Analysis of the Effectiveness of Using 3D Models in Teaching Quantity Take-Off Process” 7th CSCE International Construction Specialty Conference, Montreal, Canada, June 12-15, 2019
• Kisi, K.P., Mani, N., Rojas, E., and Foster. T. (2018) “Optimal Labor Productivity: A Case Study of a Sheet Metal Bending Task,” Proc., Construction Research Congress, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2-5, 2018.
• Mani, N., Kisi, K.P., Rojas, E., and Foster. T. (2018) “Multi-level Hierarchical Analysis for Productivity Frontier Estimation,” Proc., Construction Research Congress, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2-5, 201

CONTACT Us

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601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666-4684

Phone

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Email


Email: kpkisi@txstate.edu