Lonny Simonian


Professional and Educational background

  • University of California, Berkeley, postgraduate coursework, Civil Engineering (Engineering and Project Management) – Lean Construction research on Quality Process Improvement
  • University of California, Berkeley, Masters of Engineering, Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management)
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, B.S., Electrical Engineering
  • Professional Electrical Engineer, CA
  • Stanford University, Advanced Project Management Certificate
  • Project Management Institute, PMP

Years of experience in the field: 25+ years of industry career experience in project and construction management throughout all phases of a project

Consulting and Training Expertise

  • ASCE course instructor – Managing the Design Process – Keeping on Schedule, within Budget, and Selecting the Right Resources
  • ASCE course instructor – Fire Protection and Detection Systems for Civil Engineers: Analysis, Design, Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance
  • ASCE course instructor – Construction Cost Estimating for the Civil Engineer
  • NECA course instructor – The Future is Now–BIM
  • NECA course instructor – Quality in Construction – Improving productivity and reducing rework by establishing a Built-in Quality (BIQ) program

Professional Background

  • Administrative Services Manager, County of San Luis Obispo
  • Senior Capital Projects Coordinator, County of San Luis Obispo
  • Project Manager II, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Sustaining Engineering Supervisor, Lockheed Martin
  • Electrical Engineering Supervisor, Bechtel National

Relevant Published Papers

  1. ELECTRI International (the foundation for NECA), Robots in Construction – Current Use in Electrical Line Work and Inside Construction; Outlook for the Future, Primary Investigator, 2019/2020 AY, publication link is pending
  2. ELECTRI International, “Improving Productivity and Reducing Rework by Establishing a Built-In Quality Program”, Primary Investigator, 2016/2017 AY
  3. National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) and ELECTRI International (co-funded), “Electrical Distribution and Construction – Developing an Agile Supply Chain Partnership”, Primary Investigator, 2015/2016 AY
  4. ELECTRI International, “Applications for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Electric Utility Construction”, Primary Investigator, 2015/2016 AY
  5. ELECTRI International, “Charging Station Installation with Energy Efficiency Upgrades – an Emerging Market”, Primary Investigator, 2014/2015 AY


Construction Management faculty are experts in their respective fields and are available to share their knowledge through CCCE’s consulting and training services program. Industry partners are invited to develop a topic for discussion at their firm, and CCCE will pair them with a member of our faculty for consulting or training purposes. Speaking and consulting fees do apply.

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