Dr. Robert L. Schmitt is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Platteville Campus. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, and Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Dr. Schmitt has a combined 20 years of construction industry practice, research, and teaching experience. He has managed field-based research projects ranging from determining materials testing and inspection levels on highway construction projects, to improving productivity of field construction operations. He has taught a range of construction engineering courses for 10 years, including project management, costs & estimates, construction equipment, design of construction operations, engineering economic analysis, and senior-level capstone design. Dr. Schmitt is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Concrete Institute, Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, and educational member of Associated General Contractors of America. He has been a registered professional engineer for 15 years. Cliff Schexnayder (Tempe, AZ) Eminent Scholar Emeritus at Del Webb School of Construction, Arizona State University.