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Dr. Sean M. Mulholland

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Sean M. Mulholland
Contact Information

(719) 333-4049




Doctor of Philosophy, Engineering and Applied Science – Construction, University of Colorado

Master of Science, Civil Engineering: Construction Engineering Emphasis, University of Washington

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering: Environmental Emphasis, Gonzaga University

Graduate Certificate, Organizational and Servant Leadership

Graduate Certificate, Healthcare Administration

  Professional Registration:

Professional Engineer – Colorado


LEED Accredited Professional (LEED-AP)

Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC)

Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM)

Erosion Control Supervisor Certificate – Colorado Department of Transportation


Professional Experience

Assistant Professor/ Department Director of Research, Civil Engineering, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado (2021-present)

Director of Planning, Design, and Construction, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado (2016-2021)

Construction Director/Assistant Facilities Director/Construction Manager, Centura Health, Colorado (2007-2016)

Project Manager, JE Dunn Construction, Colorado (2003-2007)

Assistant Project Manager/Assistant Superintendent, Core Construction, Arizona (2000-2002)

Honors & Awards

Fellow, American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE)

Top 20 Under 40, ENR Mountain Region

Regional Leader, American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE)

Emerging Leader, Colorado Association of Healthcare Engineers and Directors (CAHED)

ASHE Vista Award, Outstanding Renovation Project

Colorado Owner of the Year (Centura Health), ENR Mountain Region

Gold Hard Hat Award-Public Project (Memorial-North Hospital), Colorado Construction

Research and Scholarly Interests

Procurement and Contracting Methods, Contracting Incentives, Risk Analysis


Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications/Presentations

Mulholland, S. M. , Banasiak, M. , Clevenger, C. M. , Staton, J. & Brown, Q. 2022, 'Establishing Design Metrics to Inform Design Change, Increase Project Team Communication, and Reduce Waste: A Healthcare Case Study' In:, Proc. 30th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC). Edmonton, Canada, 27-29 Jul 2022. pp 1134-1143

Mulholland, S. M. & Clevenger, C. M. 2022, 'Quantifying Participation: An IPD Case Study' In:, Proc. 30th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC). Edmonton, Canada, 27-29 Jul 2022. pp 1155-1164

Mulholland, S., & Clevenger, C. (2018). Contracting Methods for Integrated Project Delivery: A Healthcare Case Study. Construction Research Congress 2018 (Vol. 2018-April). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784481295.020

Mulholland, S., & Clevenger, C. (2019). Defining Effort for Collaborative Project Success. 7th International CSCE/ASCE Construction Research Congress.

Mulholland, S., & Clevenger, C. M. (2019). Assessing Collaborative Relationships in Healthcare Construction. 55th ASC Annual International Conference Proceedings.

Industry Publications/Presentations
Current State of Academic Research in HC Design, Construction & Building Operations/Maintenance, American Society for Healthcare Engineering 2023 PDC Conference
ADA Compliance: Who Owns Design and Construction Risk?, American Society for Healthcare Engineering 2023 PDC Conference
Risk of Asking the Wrong Why: Selecting Project Metrics to Reduce Risk, American Society for Healthcare Engineering 2022 Annual Conference

Healthcare Construction and Engineering Roundtable, American Council of Engineering Companies

Building the Hospitals of Tomorrow, Colorado Association of Healthcare Executives

Do the Contract Type and Contractual Relationships Matter?, Lean Construction Institute Congress

Healthcare Design and Construction Forum, Colorado Association of General Contractors

Team First IPD Start-Up Challenges, Lean Construction Institute Congress

What Facility Managers and Healthcare Organizations Want from Solution Providers, American Society of Healthcare Engineers Annual Conference

IPD Project Startup Retrospective: A Tale of Two Projects, Colorado Lean Construction Institute

Colorado HB12-1268 Testimony – Health Facility Safety Inspection, Colorado State House Sub-Committee

Collaboration in Healthcare Construction, Health Facilities Management Magazine