has over 25 years of experience in the design and construction engineering of civil infrastructure systems. He is a Professor at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Mr. Simonian is a licensed professional engineer in the State of California and is certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute. He holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering from U.C. Berkeley with an emphasis in Construction Engineering and Management, a Project Management Certificate from Stanford University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. His teaching responsibilities have included instructing classes in Construction Contracts, Construction Project Administration, Principles of Construction Management, Project Controls, Professional Practice for Construction Project Managers, and co-instructing an Interdisciplinary Design-Build Studio. He is a past instructor for the ASCE course Construction Cost Estimating for the Civil Engineer.