Dr. Hollis G. Bray, Jr., P.E., D.E., CPC

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Education

Doctor of Engineering. Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana, 1994.

 

Master of Science in Civil Engineering. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1984.

 

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1983

 

Professional Organizations

Licensed Professional Engineer, Civil, Louisiana No. 23572

 

Certified Professional Constructor, American Institute of Constructors No. 588

 

Experience

School of Construction, College of Pure & Applied Sciences, University of Louisiana at Monroe, 1988 to present. Currently Associate Professor and tenured. Served as advisor to student Construction Guild, served as chair of College of Pure and Applied Sciences Curriculum Committee. Science Fair judge 1989 to present.

 

Teaching experience includes:

·         Reinforced Concrete Design

·         Steel Design

·         Timber Design

·         Foundations

·         Estimating

·         Construction Management

·         Statics

·         Graphics

·         Strength of Materials

·         Project Control Systems

·         Value Engineering

·         Surveying

 

Consultant in construction and civil engineering. Experiences include construction management, construction disputes, structural failure analysis, code research and analysis. Expert in construction and civil engineering.

 

Cost Estimator, Ford, Bacon & Davis, Inc., Monroe, summer 1992. Lead estimator on budget estimates for process plant expansion, paper mill rebuild and other projects.

 

Traffic Engineer Associate, Iowa Department of Transportation, Ames, Iowa, 1987 - 1988. Prepared estimates and reviewed bids for local, state and federal highway projects in the State of Iowa. Designed custom programs and database reports for project management and collusion detection.

 

Project Engineer, General Filter Company, Ames, Iowa, 1984 - 1987. Prepared estimates for water and wastewater treatment equipment. Prepared equipment specifications and sales materials. Made presentations at sales conferences. Conducted pilot plant studies. Prepared hydraulic, process and mechanical design of water and wastewater treatment equipment. Prepared and supervised preparation of approval drawings, submittals, fabrication drawings and material lists. Performed occasional field service and equipment startup. Developed implementation plan and selected equipment for company’s first CAD system. Participated in management reviews of projects and field problems.


 

Designer, Environmental Engineers, Inc., Springdale, Arkansas, 1983 - 1984. Analyzed industrial wastes, assisted in modification of waste treatment facilities for poultry processing plant and hog farm operation, surveyed construction sites.

 

Research Assistant, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1983 - 1984.

 

Civil Engineering Technician, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Calion Lock and Dam Project, Calion, Arkansas, 1980 - 1983.

 

Research

Project Director, $24,000 grant for development of web pages with resources and lesson plans on careers in construction for K-6 teachers. January 1998.

 

Project Director, $46,000 grant for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Productivity Advancement Research (CPAR) program to develop a personal computer based system for compliance with the Federal OSHA Hazard communication Standard. October 1989.

 

$1,200 award from the College of Pure & Applied Sciences and Northeast Louisiana University and Dunn Construction Management of Jackson, Mississippi to study implementing Total Quality Management in small and medium-size construction companies.

 

Papers

Contributor, “Experimental Crushing of Some Podocopid Ostracode Valves: An Aspect of Taphonomy”, Palaios, Vol. 13, No. 5, October 1998, Mervin Kontrovitz, Eric A. Pani, and Hollis Bray

 

“Cost Models for ISO 9000”, Journal of Construction Education, 2000. Refereed journal article.

 

“ISO 9000 In Construction”, Journal of Construction Education, 1998. Refereed journal article.

 

“Marketing the Mundane: Making Structures Classes More Interesting”, paper presented at the 1997 Dallas Associated General Contractors Association Construction Educator's Conference.

 

“Cost Models for ISO 9000”, Associated Schools of Construction Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference, 1997.

 

“ISO 9000 in Construction”, Associated Schools of Construction Proceedings of the 32rd Annual Conference, 1996.

 

“ISO 9000", paper presented at Associated Schools of Construction Region Five Meeting, Lake Texoma, Oklahoma, 1993.

 

“Use of computers For Development of Management Skills In a Reinforced Concrete Design Course”, proceedings of the 1991 annual meeting of the Associated Schools of Construction. Refereed journal article.

 

“Environmental Education In Construction”, Associated Schools of Construction Region Five Meeting, Lake Texoma, Oklahoma, October 6, 1989.

 

“A Microcomputer Based Relational Database Management System for Cost Estimates”, AASHTO Bid Analysis and Management National Conference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1988.


Seminars and Presentations

“ISO 9000 Primer”, 2 hour presentation to quality improvement team at Ford, Bacon & Davis, Inc., Monroe, 1995.

 

“Quality Management and Assessment”, 1 hour presentation to the Assessment Planning Committee for Academics, Northeast Louisiana University, 1995.

 

“Introduction to Total Quality Management”, 3 hour presentation to directors of YWCA, Monroe, LA, 1995.

 

“Contract Management”, 3 hour presentation to contractors at Lake Charles, LA City Hall for McNeese State University, 1994.

 

“Contract Management”, 3 hour presentation to contractors at Nichols State University Thibidoux, LA, for Small Business Development Center, 1994.

 

“Contract Management”, 3 hour presentation to contractors at University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana, for USL Small Business Development Center, 1994.

 

“Construction Education”, presentation to Shreveport chapter of National Association of Women In Construction, 1993.

 

“Contract Management”, 3 hour presentation to contractors at NLU, Monroe, Louisiana, for NLU Small Business Development Center, 1993.

 

“Project Management”, 3 hour presentation to contractors at NLU, Monroe, Louisiana, for NLU Small Business Development Center, 1993.

 

“Contract Management”, 3 hour presentation to contractors at City Hall Annex, Shreveport, Louisiana, for Louisiana Department of Economic Development, 1993.

 

“Building the Cathedral in Florence”, 2 hour presentation to students enrolled in spring 1992 Honors Colloquium (Theme: The Renaissance) at NLU. Filipo Brunelleschi’s design for the dome of the church of Santa Maria del Fiore.

 

“Construction Surveying and Layout”, 6 hour seminar for area contractors, 1990.

 

“Building Construction Stakeout”, 6 hour seminar for area homeowners and contractors, 1990.

 

“Soil Properties, Identification and Compaction”, 16 hour course for employees of T.L.

James Company, Inc., Monroe, Louisiana, 1990.

 

“Producing Quality Concrete”, 4 hour seminar for substation construction crews of Louisiana Power and Light Company, West Monroe, LA, 1989.

 

Conducted “Professional Engineer License Exam Review”, 21 hour review for candidates for registration in civil engineering, 1989.

 

Professional Activities

 

Tenure and Promotion committees, College of Arts and Sciences.

 

Awarded Northeast Louisiana AGC Endowed Professorship "A", 1996 -1998, 2004-present.  Professorship “B”, 2001 – 2003.

 

Co-author of extensive curriculum revisions for ULM School of Construction for 1999 -2000 catalog.

 

Development Committee, 2001-present., American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), Accreditation Committee 1999 – 2001, 

 

Board of Trustees, ACCE.

 

Authored curriculum section of ACCE self study for reaccreditation, fall 2002.

 

Assisted in preparation of 2nd year ACCE interim report.

 

Team Leader, ACCE visiting team, Bradley University Construction Management Program, 2005.

 

Team Leader, ACCE visiting team, Clemson University Building Science and Management Program, 2001.

 

Team Leader, ACCE visiting team, University of North Florida Building Construction Management Program, 2000.

 

Team Leader, ACCE visiting team, Georgia Southern University Construction Management Program, 1999.

 

Team Leader, ACCE visiting team, University of Cincinnati Construction Management Program, 1999.

 

Team Member, ACCE visiting team, East Carolina University Construction Management Program, 1998.

 

Team Member, ACCE visiting team, John Brown University Construction Management Program, 1998.

 

Team Member, ACCE visiting team, Eastern Michigan University Construction Management Program, 1995.

 

Member in Training, ACCE visiting team, Clemson University Construction Management Program, 1995.

 

Served on ACCE Task force to develop application for recognition by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, 1999 to present.

 

Assessment Planning Committee for Academics, NLU, 1994 -1996.

 

Conducted 2 week session of Young Scholars Camp for junior high students at NLU, June 1996.

 

Tenure and Promotion Committee, NLU College of Pure and Applied Sciences, 1998.

 

Site selection committee chair for Ouachita Parish School Board, 1999.

 

University Curriculum Committee, Northeast Louisiana University, 1994 - 1996.

 

Student Competition Coach, Associated Schools of Construction Region Five/Dallas AGC, 1996 to 2000.

 

Assistant Director, Associated Schools of Construction Region Five, 2000.

 

Coordinator, Associated Schools of Construction Region Five/Dallas AGC Student Competition, 2000.

 

Authored technology plan for ULM School of Construction leading to award of $19,200 allotment for computer terminals for computer lab, 1999.

 

Launched first web site for NLU School of Construction, 1996.

 

Coordinated $5000 fund raising effort for production of NLU School of Construction's first 12 minute recruiting video, 1994.

 

Community Activities

Advisor, Construction Explorer Post, ULM School of Construction, 2003-present.

 

Committee Chairman, 2004 White Stag Junior Leader Training, Louisiana Purchase Council, Boy Scouts of America.

 

Member of Lea Joiner United Methodist Church, Monroe, LA.

 

Leadership Ouachita, 1997.

 

Cast of "Funny Money", Little Theatre, January 2000.

 

Board of Directors, The Extra Mile, 1998 to 2000.

 

Board of Directors, Youth House 1999 to 2000.

 

Board of Directors, Swartz Dixie Youth Baseball, 1997 to 2000.

 

Finance Chair, St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Swartz, LA, 1998.

 

Camp Director, Camp T. L. James, Ouachita Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, summer 2000, 2001.

 

Program Director for 1999 White Stag Junior Leader Training Course for Ouachita Valley Council.

 

Woodbadge Adult Leader Training, Ouachita Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, 1998.

 

Assistant Scoutmaster for T-8031, St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Swartz, LA, 1998 to present.

 

Cubmaster, Pack 7, St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Swartz, LA, 1996–1998, 2001.

 

Coordinated construction of porch for walk-in center, Lincoln Parish Mental Health Clinic, Ruston, LA, 1998.

 

Coordinated construction of handicap ramp for walk-in center, Lincoln Parish Mental Health Clinic, Ruston, LA, 1998.

 

Coordinated earthwork and concrete retaining wall foundation construction for 1600 SF nature center for Pine Woods Girl Scout Camp near Sterlington, LA, 1995.

 

Coordinated construction planning, estimating and layout for 1800 SF addition of fellowship hall for St. Paul United Methodist Church, 3101 Jackson, Monroe, LA, 1993.

 

Eagle Scout, 1974.