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Assistant Professor

Center for Sustainable Infrastructure, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

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  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Alabama, 2017
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Alabama, 2015
  • B.S., Construction Engineering and Management, Suzhou University of Science and Technology, China, 2014


Dr. Siyuan Song joined the department of civil, construction, and environmental engineering at the University of Alabama as an assistant professor in 2021. Prior to joining UA, she was an assistant professor in the school of construction and design at the University of Southern Mississippi from 2018 to 2021. She also worked as a post-doc at UA in 2018.

Her research interests include occupational safety and health, workforce training, engineering education, building information modeling, machine learning and AI in construction, and construction progress monitoring and simulation. She has been a principal investigator on several federal grants through the US Department of Labor to build new training capacities by providing workplace safety and health training to employers and workers. Her research goal is to implement and develop innovative research methods to create solutions for safety and productivity problems in construction and general industries.

Dr. Song is also experienced in teaching engineering topics including Construction Safety, Building Information Modeling, Revit, and Capstone Design and coaching the ABC, DBIA, and ASC student competition teams. She strives to integrate technology and innovation into engineering topics to provide motivation and desire for student learning.

Honors and Awards

  • The University of Alabama 18 Under 31 Young Alumni Awards, 2023
  • ASCE ExCEEd Teaching Fellow (Excellence in Civil Engineering Education), 2022
  • Honorable Mentions Award at EPA Let’s Talk About Heat Challenge Competition, 2022
  • Best Poster Award at the Associated Schools of Construction International Conference (ASC) Annual Conference, 2022
  • First Place Poster Award at the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Annual Conference, 2016

Areas of Research

Latest Publications

  • Lyu, P., Song, S., and Watts, P., “Risk Analysis of Occupational Heat-Related Illness,” Associated Schools of Construction International Conference (ASC), (2022)
  • Song, S. and Zhang, F., “A Study on Assessing the Awareness of Heat-Related Illnesses in the Construction Industry,” ASCE Construction Research Congress, pp. 431-440, (2022)
  • Song, S., Alzarrad, M. A., and Kim, S., “Improving BIM Integration and Implementation in Construction Education,” ASCE Construction Research Congress, pp. 131-139, (2022)
  • Song, S., Zhang, C., and Marks, E., “Effectiveness and Practicability Analysis of BIM Adoption in the AEC Industry,” ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, (2021)
  • Song, S. and Awolusi, I., “Industrial Safety Management Using Innovative and Proactive Strategies,” Concepts, Applications and Emerging Opportunities in Industrial Engineering, IntechOpen, (2021)