Dr. Kasim A. Korkmaz is currently working as an Associate Professor in Construction Management and Civil Engineering Department at Eastern Michigan University. Dr. Korkmaz has conducted several risk and assessment projects. He has an extensive research background on natural disaster and risk assessment and modeling on structures. Dr. Korkmaz’s core research focuses on constructed facilities and infrastructure from concept through maintenance including disaster planning. He has completed various projects related with design, construction and maintenance practices for existing buildings and infrastructures. In his research, he has been in charge of all facets of all of the projects including overall experiment design, designing data collection, design and implementation of observational data collection, and design and implementation of the analysis results. He is currently working on various funded research projects in Michigan.