K. Joseph Shrestha, Ph.D.

AuDViCES, Inc.
Johnson City, TN 37604

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, 2016, Iowa State University
M.S., Civil Engineering, 2013, University of Nevada Las Vegas
B.E., Civil Engineering, 2010, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Areas of Expertise
Big data analytics and visualization for construction problems.
Geographic Information System (GIS) applications to advanced project decision making.
Construction cost estimating and scheduling.
Construction market trend analysis.

Recent Publications:
“Multidimensional Highway Construction Cost Indexes Using Dynamic Item Basket.” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 143(8), 04017036.

“Computational Algorithm to Automate As-Built Schedule Development Using Digital Daily Work Reports.” Elsevier Automation in Construction, 84, 315–322.

“Mining Daily Work Report Data for Detecting Patterns of Construction Sequences.” Creative Construction Conference 2019, June 29 – July 2, 2019, Budapest, Hungary.

“Automated Unit Price Visualization Using ArcPy Site Package in ArcGIS.” 36th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC) 2019, May 21-24, 2019, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

“An Exploratory Look at Thefts from Construction Sites.” 55th Annual Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) International Conference, April 10-13, 2019, Denver, Colorado.

Selected Research Projects:
Principal Investigator: “Calculating Road User Cost for Specific Sections of Highway for Use in Alternative Contracting Projects,” Tennessee Department of Transportation, 2019-2020.

Subcontractor: Develop an Improved SDDOT Construction Cost Index, South Dakota Department of Transportation, 2019-2020.

Subcontractor: “Caltrans Web-Based Unit Price Visualization and Estimating Tool, 2019.

Principal Investigator: Data Collection and Preliminary Analysis to Develop a Methodology to Compare Construction Inflation Rates in Multiple States,” Research Discovery Committee, East Tennessee State University, 2018-2019.

Subcontractor: “Caltrans Desktop-Based Unit Price Visualization Tool, 2018-2019.

Subcontractor: “Unit Price Visualization Using Geographical Information System,”

Professional Experience:
CEO, AuDViCES, Inc., 20019-present; Civil Engineer, Softwel Private Limited, Nepal, 2010-2011.

Academic Experience:
Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Surveying, East Tennessee State University, 2016-present; Visiting Assistant Professor, Iowa State University, Summer 2018.