Dr. Lincoln Forbes

Teaching Assistant Professor

Teaching Interests

  • Productivity Improvement in Construction
  • Lean Construction/Integrated Project Delivery
  • TQM in construction, Six Sigma theory and application
  • Environmental sustainability in the built environment

 Research Interests

  • Lean Construction theory and application
  • Empowerment of project teams and its impact on productivity and performance
  • Environmental sustainability in the built environment


  • Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering/Management. University of Miami. (1999):
  • Specialization in construction performance/quality/productivity improvement.
  • M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Miami, M.B.A., University of Miami.
  • B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, University of the West Indies, Trinidad.

Work experience

1986-2010:     Senior positions in facilities mgmt. at Miami-Dade County Public Schools

(the nation’s 4th largest school district) including Supervisor, Facilities                        Design and Standards, Admin. Head, Capital Improvements force

1979-1985       Miami-Dade County, senior positions in productivity analysis/improve-

Prior international design/construction experience: Senior Engineer, Attas, DeFour, Benghiat Consultants, Kingston, Jamaica. Responsible for design, project management and site supervision for electrical/mechanical building systems.

Membership – Scientific And Professional Organizations

  • Member, Lean Construction Institute, (LCI)
  • Member, International Group for Lean Construction, (IGLC)
  • Fellow, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, (IISE)
  • Senior Member, American Society for Quality, (ASQ)


  • Professional Engineer registered in the State of Florida since 1981 (Electrical)
  • LEED–Accredited Professional (LEED®AP) by the U.S. Green Building Council
  • CM-Lean credential, AGC of America


      Forbes, L. H. and Ahmed, S. M. (2010). Modern Construction: Lean Project Delivery  and Integrated Practices. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, London, New York.    ISBN: 978-1-4200-6312-7.

      L.H. Forbes (2013). “Industrial Engineering Applications in Construction”, Chapter 6, Handbook of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Ed. A. Badiru, Taylor and Francis, USA.