Dr. Ok-Youn Yu

Website: http://ok.tec.appstate.edu


  • Ph.D., Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 2009
  • M.S., Department of Construction Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 2005
  • B.S., Department of Civil Engineering, KonKuk University, Seoul, Korea, 1999

Teaching Specialties

  • Survey, Soils and Foundations in Construction 
  • Construction Materials 
  • Structural Systems in Construction 
  • Construction Visualization (4D Modeling, BIM)
  • Project Risk Management 
  • Decision Analysis with Decision Tools Software

Research Interests: 

  • Infrastructure Sustainability: Remote structural health monitoring, Natural hazard mitigations (Early warning systems)
  • Renewable Energy Monitoring System Development: Biomass conversion, Landfill gas monitoring systems
  • Risk and Decision Analysis for Project System Management: Bayesian probability, Forecasting, Optimal modeling
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM): Building energy performance management, Construction Visualization
  • Soils in Construction: Reliability-based design of foundations for oil and gas elevated platforms

Courses Taught

  • TEC 2758: Survey, Soils and Foundations
  • TEC 2739 (previously TEC 3039): Materials Science
  • TEC 3531 (Fall 2010): Applied Residential Construction Management
  • TEC 3534 (Fall 2011): Residential Construction Management
Title: Department Chairperson, Professor
Department: Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2527

Office address
Katherine Harper Hall 21