Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. T. Michael Toole, PE (PA), F. ASCE

Dean Toole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dean, College of Engineering
Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

5012 Nitschke Hall, Mail Stop 310
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, Ohio 43606-3397
419-530-8271
michael.toole@utoledo.edu

Research Webpage:  www.designforconstructionsafety.org
Personal Webpage:  tmichaeltoole.com

Research Interest

Construction safety (especially Prevention by Design aka Safety by Design), construction innovation, and project management simulation.

Education

Ph.D. in Technology Strategy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994. 
S.M. in Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990.
B.S. in Civil Engineering, cum laude, Bucknell University, 1983.

Work Experience

University of Toledo                                                                                    (Aug 2017-present)
Dean, College of Engineering and Professor of Civil Engineering

Bucknell University                                                                                       (1999-2017)
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associate Dean of Engineering
Director, NAE Grand Challenges Scholars Program
Director of the Institute for Leadership in Technology and Management 

Packer Engineering
Director of Construction Systems for a multi-disciplinary engineering company. 

Ryland Homes
Purchasing and Construction Services Manager for the Chicago division of one of the nation’s largest homebuilders (now CalAtlantic Homes).

U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps
Assistant Resident Officer in Charge of Construction at Mare Island Naval Shipyard.
Company Commander, Detachment Assistant Officer In Charge, Material Liaison Officer NMCB Three (SEABEE Battalion) 

Publications
Refereed Journal Articles (since 2005)

Toole, T. M. and Erger, K. (2018).  “Prevention through Design:  Promising or Perilous?”  ASCE Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)LA.1943-4170.0000284.
Gambatese, J. A., T. M. Toole and D. Abowitz (2017).  “Barriers to Prevention through Design.”  J. of Construction Engineering and Management. DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001296.
Toole, T. M., J. A. Gambatese and D. Abowitz (2016).  “Owners’ Role in Facilitating Prevention through Design.”  J. of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice. DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000295.
Toole, T. M. and G. Carpenter (2013).  “Prevention through Design as a Path Towards Social Sustainability.”  J. of Architectural Engineering 19(3):169-173.
Toole, T. M., M. R. Hallowell, and P. S. Chinowsky (2013).  “A Tool for Enhancing Innovation in Construction Organizations.”  Engineering Projects Organization Journal 3(1):32-50.
Toole, T., M. P. Heckel, and M. R. Hallowell (2013).  “Public and Organizational Policy:  A Key Factor Enabling Prevention through Design.”  Professional Safety 58(1):41-49.
Toole, T. M. (2011).  “Internal Impediments to ASCE Vision 2025.”  Leadership and Management in Engineering 11(2):197-207.
Abowitz, D. and T. M. Toole (2010).  “Mixed Method Research: Fundamental Issues of Design, Validity and Reliability in Construction Research.”  J. of Construction Engineering and Management 136(1): 108-116.
Hallowell, M. R. and T. M. Toole (2009).  “A Contemporary Design-Bid-Build Model.”  J. of Construction Engineering and Management 135(6): 540-549.
Toole, T. M. and J. Gambatese (2008).  “The Trajectories of Construction Prevention through Design.”  J. of Safety Research 39(2): 225-230.
Toole, T. M. (2007).  “Design Engineers’ Responses to Safety Situations.”  J. of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice 133(2): 126-131.
Toole, T. M. (2005).  “Increasing Engineers’ Role in Construction Safety:  Opportunities and Barriers.”  J. of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice 131(3): 199-207. 

Refereed Proceedings (since 2008, excludes papers that were expanded into published journal papers)

Toole, T. M. and J. A. Gambatese (2017).  “Levels of Implementation of Prevention through Design in the United States.”  Proceedings of the CIB W099 and TG59 International Safety, Health, and People in Construction Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, June 11-13, 2017.
Toole, T. M. (2016).  “Strengthening Sustainability Rating Credit for Off-Site Construction.”  Proc. of the 2016 Modular and Offsite Construction (MOC) Summit, Univ. of Alberta, Canada.
Hallowell, M.R., J.A. Gambatese, and T.M. Toole (2008).  “A Systems Model of Construction Innovation.”  Proc. of the 2008 Conference for Leadership and Management in Engineering, October 2008.
Gambatese, J., T. M. Toole, and M. Behm (2008).  “Prevention through Design Practice and Research: A Construction Industry Perspective.”  Proc. of CIB W99 International Conference 14th Rinker International Conference, March 2008.

Book Chapters (since 2011)

Behm, M., J. Gambatese, and T. M. Toole (2014).  “Construction Safety and Health through Design.”  Construction Safety Management and Engineering, 2nd Ed.  Darryl C. Hill, Editor.  Des Plaines, IL: American Society of Safety Engineers.
Toole, T. M. and T. Berkeley (2014).  “Regulatory Requirements.”  Construction Safety Management and Engineering, 2nd Ed.  Darryl C. Hill, Editor.  Des Plaines, IL: American Society of Safety Engineers.
Toole, T. M. (2012, 2008).  “Safety Engineering Cost Analysis and Budgeting” in Safety Professionals’ Handbook, Second Edition.  Edited by Joel M. Haight.  Des Plaines, IL: American Society of Safety Engineers.
Toole, T. M., P. Chinowsky and M. Hallowell (2011).  “Strategic Innovation in EPC.”  Chinowsky, P. S. and A. D. Songer, Eds. Organization Management in Construction.  London:  Spon Press/Taylor & Francis.

Selected Non-Refereed Publications (since 2009)

Toole, T. M. (2018).  “PEs should Pursue Integrated Lifecycle Engineering.”  PE.  Published bythe National Society of Professional Engineers.  May/June. Page 8.
Toole, T. M. (2017). “Adding Prevention through Design to Civil Engineering Educational Programs.”  J. of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice.  DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000344
Toole, T. M. and J. Gambatese (2014).  “Prevention through Design:  a Path to Social Sustainability.”  COAA Owner’s Perspective Fall/Winter 2014.  Pages 22-25.
Toole, T. M., J. Gambatese and D. Abowitz (2011).  “Owners’ Role in Facilitating Designing for Construction Safety.”  Research report published by the CPWR/NIOSH.
Chinowsky, P., T. M. Toole and M. Hallowell (2010).  “Enhancing Innovation in the EPC Industry Implementation Resource (243-2).”  Construction Industry Institute.
Chinowsky, P., T. M. Toole and M. Hallowell (2009).  “Expanding Innovation in Construction.” Research Report for the Construction Industry Institute (Research Team 243).

Honors and Awards

Maxwell Award for cross-functional excellence at Bucknell (Campus Climate Taskforce; 2011)
Bucknell nominee for the U.S. Professor of the Year award (2011)
Class of 1956 Lectureship Teaching Award, Bucknell University (2009)
Friend of Bucknell Award, Women’s Varsity Soccer Team (2009)
Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers (2008)
Best Paper Award, ASCE Construction Research Congress (2005)
Best Paper Award, Journal of Professional Issues in Eng. Education and Practice (2004-5)
M.I.T. Civil & Env. Engineering Dept. Teaching Award (1993)
M.I.T. Program for Advanced Construction Technology Fellow (1989-1992)
Navy Achievement Medal (1988)
Outstanding Graduate, U.S. Navy CECOS Basic Class 169 (1983)

Memberships

Professional Civil Engineer since 1987, currently registered in Pennsylvania with inactive registrations in 11 other states.
Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers
Member, National Society of Professional Engineers.
Member, American Society of Safety Engineers.
Member, American Society for Engineering Education.
Member, Order of the Engineer.
Member, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa and Mortar Board honor societies

 

Last Updated: 6/30/19