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Dr. Menches has published numerous refereed journal articles and conference papers. She was formerly a technical writer and field investigator for the U.S. Air Force and has mastered the ability to communicate technical topics to all audiences so that the topic is accessible to everyone.Identified below is a list of her publications. Downloadable versions of her papers are available at the bottom of the page and also on the Share.IIT website (http://share.iit.edu/) or you may contact her to receive digital copies.

Published and Accepted Refereed Archival Journal Articles
  1. Menches, C. L. and Chen, J. (2013). A diary study of the disruption experiences of crew members on a jobsite.Journal of Management in Engineering, In press.
  2. Menches, C. L. and Dorn, L. (2013). Emotional reaction to variations in contract language. Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, In press.
  3. Menches, C. L. and Chen, J. (2012). Using ecological momentary assessments to understand a construction worker’s daily disruptions and decisions. Construction Management and Economics, In press.
  4. Menches, C. L. and Chen, J. (2012). Facilitating team decision-making through reimbursable contracting strategies. Special Issue on Construction Engineering and Management, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, In press.
  5. Bauer, E. and Menches, C.L. (2011). Why we need renaissance engineers: Golden Gate Bridge seismic retrofit phase II case study. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 137(10), 901-905.
  6. Cohen, C., Menches, C.L., Jangid, Y., and Caldas, C.H. (2009). Priority-ranking workload reduction strategies to address challenges of transportation construction inspection. Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2098, 13-17.
  7. Jeffrey, J.T. and Menches, C.L. (2008). Emergency contracting strategies for federal projects. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 134(4), 327-408.
  8. Menches, C.L., Hanna, A.S., Nordheim, E.V., and Russell, J.S. (2008). Quantifying the impact of pre-construction planning on project performance in the U.S. electrical construction industry. Construction Management and Economics, 26(8), 853-867.
  9. Menches, C.L. and Abraham, D. (2007). Women in construction – Tapping the untapped resource to meet future demands. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 133(9), 701-707.
  10. Menches, C.L. and Hanna, A.S. (2006). Conceptual Planning Process for Electrical Construction. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 132(12), 1284-1293.
  11. Menches, C.L. and Hanna, A.S. (2006). Quantitative Measurement of Successful Performance from the Project Manager’s Perspective. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 132(12), 1306-1313.
  12. Hanna, A.S., Menches, C.L., Sullivan, K.T., and Sargent, J. (2005). Factors effecting absenteeism in electrical construction.  Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 131(11), 1-7.
  13. Carpenter, C.L. (now Menches) and Oloufa, A. (1995). Postoccupancy evaluation of buildings and development of facility performance criteria. Journal of Architectural Engineering, 1(2), 77-81.
Submitted or Pending Refereed Archival Journal Articles
  1. Menches, C. L., Chen, J., Carretero Llorente, E., and Kleps, S. M. (2013). Improvisational decisions and actions by construction workers following a disruption. Submitted to Construction Management and Economics, January 2013
  2. Chen, J. and Menches, C. L. (2012). Selecting a compensation strategy to control project duration: empirical comparison of lump sum and reimbursable strategies. Submitted to KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, May 2012.
  3. Kim, D. Y., Menches, C. L., and O’Connor, J. T. (2012). Stringing construction planning and execution tasks together for effective project management. Submitted to the Journal of Management in Engineering, March 2012.

Published and Accepted Refereed Conference Papers and Abstracts

  1. Menches, C. L., and Dorn, L. (2013). Reactions to emotive language in contract clauses. International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, June 18-23, 2013, Honolulu, HI. Accepted for publication and presentation.
  2. Menches, C. L., Chen, J., and Hull, K. (2011). Understanding characteristics of projects that make cost reimbursable contracting an appropriate strategy. Cheung, S. O., Yazdani, S., Ghafoori, N., and Singh, A. (eds.), Modern methods and advances in structural engineering and construction, 6th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, Zurich, Switzerland.
  3. Menches, C. L. and Chen, J. (2011). Facilitating team decision-making through reimbursable contracting strategies. Proceedings, 3rd International Construction Specialty Conference, Canadian Society of Civil Engineering, Ottawa, Ontario, June 2011.
  4. Chen, J. and Menches, C.L. (2010). Contracting strategy decision framework for highway maintenance. Proceedings, Construction Research Congress 2010, ASCE, Reston, VA.
  5. Muramatsu, T. and Menches, C.L. (2010). Development of an index to rate the completeness and quality of mitigation project definition. Proceedings, Construction Research Congress 2010, ASCE, Reston, VA.
  6. Chen, J., Menches, C.L., and Khwaja, N. (2010). Innovative contracting strategies for transportation maintenance outsourcing. Proceedings of the 2010 Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 2010.
  7. Menches, C. L., Seekins, R., and Eissler, C. (2009). Mitigation project information system. 7th Int’l Workshop on Remote Sensing and Disaster Response, Austin, Texas.
  8. Menches, C.L. and Pekar, G. (2009). Mitigation project technical assistance program. Presentation and publication at the 2009 Hazards and Disasters Researchers Workshop, Bloomfield, Colorado, July 2009.
  9. Bou Nasr, Z. and Menches, C.L. (2009). Aligning pre-construction planning and project management in the electrical construction industry. Proceedings, Construction Research Congress 2009, ASCE, Reston, VA.
  10. Menches, C.L., O’Connor, J.T., Caldas, C.H., Cohen, C., and Jangid, Y. (2009). Efficient workload reduction strategies for transportation construction inspection. Proceeding, 2009 Transportation Construction Management Conference, Orlando, Florida, February 2009.
  11. Cohen, C., Menches, C.L., O’Connor, J.T., and Caldas, C.H. (2009). Prioritizing workload reduction strategies to address transportation construction inspection challenges. Proceedings of the 2009 Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 2009.
  12. Menches, C.L., Markman, A.B. and Jones, R.J. (2008). Innovative method for investigating the facility damage assessment process. Proceedings of the 2008 Architectural Engineering Institute Conference, Denver, Colorado, September 2008.
  13. Menches, C.L., Markman, A.B. and Jones, R.J. (2008). Differences in perception of building damage severity: Critical need to transfer knowledge from engineers to non-engineers. Presentation and publication at the 2008 Hazards and Disasters Researchers Meeting, Bloomfield, Colorado, July 2008.
  14. Jeffrey, J. and Menches, C. (2007). Effective emergency contracting strategies for the U.S. Navy.  Proceedings, Construction Research Congress 2007, ASCE, Reston, VA.
  15. Menches, C. (2007). Framework for evaluating the effect of pre-construction planning and project management on performance. Proceedings, Construction Research Congress 2007, ASCE, Reston, VA.
  16. Menches, C., Hanna, A., and Russell, J. (2005). Effect of pre-construction planning on project outcomes.  Proceedings, Construction Research Congress: Broadening Perspectives, ASCE, Reston, VA, 388-392.
  17. Menches, C., Hanna, A., and Russell, J. (2005). Benchmarking effective pre-construction planning.  Proceedings, Building Futures Council: The Future of the AEC Industry, The BFC, Alexandria, VA, 1-10.

Submitted Refereed Conference Papers and Abstracts

  1. Menches, C. L., Chen, J., and Carretero Llorente, E. (2012). The dyadic nature of improvisation in construction. 4th International Construction Specialty Conference, Canadian Society of Civil Engineering, Montreal, Quebec, May/June 2013.

Published Technical Reports

  1. Menches, C.L., Chen, J. and Hull, K.A. (2012). Factors that Differentiate Reimbursable Contracting from Lump Sum Contracting. Research Report 260-11. Austin, TX: Construction Industry Institute.
  2. Menches, C.L., Chen, J., and Hull, K.A. (2011). CII Guide to reimbursable contracting. Implementation Resource 260-2. Austin, TX: Construction Industry Institute.
  3. Menches, C.L. and Chen, J. (2011). Reimbursable contracts. Research Summary 260-1. Austin, TX: Construction Industry Institute.
  4. O’Brien, W.J., Menches, C.L., Yi, J., and Ali, S. (2009). Project Controls Team Learning and Development Program. Implementation Resource 244-5. Austin, TX: Construction Industry Institute.
  5. O’Brien, W.J., Menches, C.L., and Yi, J. (2009). Global Project Controls and Management Systems: Adapting Your PCMS Program for Success. Implementation Resource 244-2. Austin, TX: Construction Industry Institute.
  6. O’Brien, W.J., Menches, C.L., and Yi, J. (2009). Global Project Controls and Management Systems. Research Summary 244-1. Austin, TX: Construction Industry Institute.
  7. Menches, C.L., Caldas, C.H., O’Connor, J.T., and Cohen, C.A. (2009). TxDOT Synthesis of the Construction Inspection Workload Reduction Strategies. Report FHWA/TX-09/0-5799-P1. Austin, TX: Texas Department of Transportation
  8. Menches, C.L., Caldas, C.H., O’Connor, J.T., and Cohen, C.A. (2008). Synthesis of Workload Reduction Strategies for Construction Inspection. Report FHWA/TX-09/0-5799-1. Austin, TX: Texas Department of Transportation
  9. Hanna, A. and Menches, C. (2003). Normal project duration. Productivity: Quantifying the Impacts of Adverse Working Conditions on Electrical Construction. (Professional Pamphlet). Bethesda, MD: National Electrical Contractors Association.
  10. Hanna, A. and Menches, C. (2003). Project peak workforce. Productivity: Quantifying the Impacts of Adverse Working Conditions on Electrical Construction. (Professional Pamphlet). Bethesda, MD: National Electrical Contractors Association.
  11. Hanna, A. and Menches, C. (2003). Rate of manpower consumption. Productivity: Quantifying the Impacts of Adverse Working Conditions on Electrical Construction. (Professional Pamphlet). Bethesda, MD: National Electrical Contractors Association.

Unpublished Technical Reports and Dissertations

  1. Menches, C. (2006). Effect of pre-construction planning on project performance. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin.
  2. Menches, C. and Hanna, A. (2004). Trends in electrical pre-construction planning. Technical report submitted to The Electrical Contracting Foundation. Bethesda, MD.

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