Professor, School of Planning, Design and Construction, Michigan State University

Matt Syal

Dr. Matt Syal serves as a Professor of Construction Management in the School of Planning, Design and Construction at Michigan State University. He is a LEED® accredited professional and received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management) from Penn State University in 1992. Prior to joining the academic world in 1988, he worked as an estimator and project manager for a general contracting firm in the Boston area and earlier, with construction companies in India, Middle East and Africa.

Prof. Syal has conducted research and published extensively in the areas of Construction Project Management, Housing, Deconstruction, and Sustainable Built Environment. He has been involved in over 50 research/outreach projects funded by the industry, U.S. state and national government agencies, foundations and international agencies. He has published over 100 refereed/professional papers and over 50 project reports/monographs. In addition, he has served as an advisor or consultant to over 25 industry, academic and government organizations in the U.S. and worldwide.