Thomas M. Korman has over 15 years of experience in the design and construction industry. He is an Associate Professor at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo. He is a licensed professional engineer and land surveyor in the State of California and holds several certifications from the American Concrete Institute. His doctoral work at Stanford University in Construction Engineering and Management focused on design-construction integration. With teaching responsibilities in both the College of Engineering and College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Dr. Korman has instructed courses on Construction Drawings & Specifications, Concrete Technology and Formwork, Heavy Civil Construction Practices, Residential and Commercial Construction Management, and Utility and Building Systems. He has worked for several public agencies, consulting engineering firms, and construction companies before joining the faculty at Cal Poly in 2005. He has designed civil infrastructure projects with an emphasis on capital improvement projects for roadways, parks and recreation facilities, and water and sewer infrastructure. His experience includes development of contract documents in all project phases with subsequent use of those documents in the construction phase.