Michael J. Garvin
Professor and Program Coordinator
Areas of Interest
Infrastructure/Real Asset Management
Infrastructure/Real Asset Investment & Finance Decisions
Project Delivery & Procurement Systems
- B.S. in Civil Engineering, United States Military Academy, 1989
- M.S. in Civil Engineering, MIT, 1995
- Ph.D. in Construction Engineering & Management, MIT, 2001
- Professor, Virginia Tech, 2020 to Present
- Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, 2008 to 2020
- Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech, 2005 to 2008
- Assistant Professor, Columbia University, 2001-2005
- Graduate Research Assistant & Teaching Assistant, MIT, 1998-2001
- Project Engineer, Stantec, Inc. (formerly Tribble & Richardson, Inc.), 1995-1998
- Graduate Research Assistant, MIT, 1993-1995
- First Lieutenant (P), US Army Corps of Engineers, 3rd Engineer Battalion, 24th Infantry Division, 1989-1993
- 2018 Best Paper Award, Journal of Construction Engineering & Management
- 2015 Certificate of Teaching Excellence, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech
- 2013 Leadership & Service Award, Myers-Lawson School of Construction
- 2012 Distinguished Service Award, Engineering Project Organization Society
- 2011 Virginia Tech, Executive Development Institute Scholar
- 2007 Virginia Tech, College of Engineering Faculty Fellow
- 2004 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
- CEE 5024 : Contract Administration and Claims Resolutions
- CEE 3014 : Construction Management
- CEE 4014 : Estimating, Production and Cost Engineering
- CEE 5014 : Facility Delivery & Financing
- 2018-2019 "Toolset for Evaluation of Alternative Contracting Methods", Federal Highway Administration
- 2013-2017 "Collaborative Research: Toward an Integrated, Lifecycle Governance Framework for Delivering Civil Infrastructure Systems", NSF
- 2014-2015 "Improving Stakeholder Awareness of Issues and Tradeoffs of Tolling and Alternative Payment Mechanisms in Virginia's PPTA Program and Projects", VDOT
- 2012-2015 "Creating an International Program for Sustainable Infrastructure Development", Obama-Singh 21st Century Initiative
- 2012-2013 "Factors Influencing the Effectiveness of Fiscal-Support Mechanisms for Non-Self-Funding PPPs", Arup Global Research Challenge
- 2009-2010 "EAGER: A New Approach to Provide Effective Public Health Infrastructure in Resource Poor Settings", NSF
- 2008-2011 "Sustainability and Capital Projects: Modeling the Emergent Property of Total Cost of Ownership", NSF
- 2010-2011 "Economic Modeling & Risk Analysis Tools for PPTA Highway Projects", VDOT
- 2004-2009 "Development & Application of New Tools for Infrastructure Programming Decisions", NSF
- 2004-05 "Valuing Flexibility in Infrastructure Projects: Development & Assessment of Real Option Models", NSF
- 2002-2003 "Attracting and Retaining Undergraduates to Engineer the Built Environment through Instructional & Technological Innovation", NSF
- Dewulf, G. and Garvin, M. J. (2019). "Responsive Governance in PPP Projects to Manage Uncertainty," Construction Management and Economics, DOI: 10.1080/01446193.2019.1618478
- Nguyen, D. A. and Garvin, M. J. (2019). "Life-Cycle Contract Management Strategies in US Highway Public-Private Partnerships: Public Control or Concessionaire Empowerment," Journal of Management in Engineering, 35 (4), DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000687
- Nguyen, D. A., Garvin, M. J. and Gonzalez, E. E. (2018). "Risk Allocation in US Public-Private Partnership Highway Project Contracts," Journal of Construction Engineering & Management, 144 (5), 04018017, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001465
- Antillon, E. I., Garvin, M. J., Molenaar, K. R. and Javernick-Will, A. (2018). "Influence of Interorganizational Coordination on Lifecyle Design Decision Making: Comparative Case Study of Public-Private Partnership Highway
Projects," Journal of Management in Engineering, 34 (5), 05018007, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000623
- An, Y., Garvin, M. J. and Hall, R. P. (2017). "Pathways to Better Project Delivery: the Link between Capacity Factors and Urban Infrastructure Projects in India," World Development, 94, 393-405. DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.02.004
- Liu, T., Bennon, M., Garvin, M. J. and Wang, S. (2017). "Sharing the Big Risk:An Assessment Framework for Revenue Risk Sharing Mechanisms in Transportation Public-Private Partnerships," Journal of Construction Engineering & Management, 143 (12), 04017086. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001397
- Guevara, J., Garvin, M. J. and Ghaffarzadegan, N. (2017). "Capability Trap of the US Highway System: Policy and Management Implications," Journal of Management in Engineering, 33 (4), 04017004. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000512
- Garvin, M. J. and Ford, D. N. (2012). "Real Options in Infrastructure Projects: Theory, Practice and Prospects," Engineering Project Organization Journal, Special Issue on Fundamentals of Social and Management Science for
Engineering Project Organizations, 2 (1-2), 97-108.
- Garvin, M. J. (2010). "Enabling Development of the Transportation Public-Private Partnership Market in the United States", Journal of Construction Engineering & Management, 136 (4), 402-411.
- Garvin, M. J. and Bosso, D. J. (2008). "Assessing the Effectiveness of Infrastructure Public-Private Partnership Programs and Projects", Public Works Management & Policy, 13 (2), 162-178.
- Chiara, N. and Garvin, M. J. (2008). "Variance Models for Project Financial Risk Analysis with Applications to Greenfield BOT Highway Projects", Construction Management & Economics, 26 (9), 925-939.
- Garvin, M. J. (2005). "Rethinking Mega-Project Development Strategies: A Case Study of the Central Artery/Tunnel Project", Structure & Infrastructure Engineering, 3 (2), 147-157.
- Garvin, M. J. (2005). “Real Options Analysis: Can It Improve Infrastructure Development Decisions?” In: Tommelein, I. ed., Proceedings of the 2005 Construction Research Congress, San Diego, CA, April 5-7, 2005.
- Garvin, M. J. and Cheah, Y. J. (2004). “Valuation Techniques for Infrastructure Investment Decisions”, Construction Management & Economics, 22 (5), 373-383.