Adam Hand

Associate Professor
Adam Hand

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Degrees

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Nevada, 1998
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Nevada, 1995
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Nevada, 1993

Past experience

  • Vice President, Quality Management, Granite Construction Inc., Dec. 2011-July 2016
  • Director of Quality Management, Granite Construction Inc., Sept. 2009-Dec. 2011
  • Engineering Services Manager, Granite West, Granite Construction Inc., Jan. 2008- Sept. 2009
  • Engineering Services Operations Manager, Granite West, Construction Inc., Jan. 2006-Jan. 2008
  • Quality Systems Engineer, Branch Division, Granite Construction Inc., August 2000-Dec. 2006
  • Assistant Professor, Purdue University, Civil Engineering, W. Lafayette, IN, Aug. 1998-Aug. 2000
  • Research Faculty, Western Regional Superpave Center, University of Nevada Reno, 1994-1998

Current and past service

  • Public Works Board State of Nevada
  • Association of Asphalt Pavement Technologists Board of Directors
  • Greenroads Foundation Board of Directors
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Member
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Member
  • American Society for Quality (ASQ) Member
  • FHWA Asphalt M&C Expert Task Group Member
  • LTPP Warm Mix Asphalt Expert Task Group Member
  • National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) PEC Pavement Design Chairman
  • National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) Sustainability Committee Member
  • National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Member
  • Transportation Research Board (TRB) Member
  • TRB Construction Quality Assurance Committee
  • TRB Characteristics of Asphalt Paving Mixtures to Meet Structural Requirements Committee

Research interests

  • Transportation/Construction Materials and Design
  • Materials and Construction Quality Management
  • Pavement Design, Rehabilitation, Maintenance, and Management Systems
  • Risk Analysis
  • Performance Related Specifications
  • Alternative Construction Project Procurement and Delivery
  • Construction Engineering

Courses taught

  • Bituminous Materials and Mixtures
  • Pavement Design
  • Construction Materials
  • Engineering Statics
  • Mechanics of Materials

Selected and recent publications

  • Hand, A.J., (2015), Testing for Moisture Damage in the Laboratory, Transportation Research Circular E-C198, pp. 3-10, Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C.
  • Wielinski, J., A.J. Hand, and D.M. Rausch (2010), "Laboratory and Field Evaluation of Foamed WMA," Transportation Research Record 2126, pp. 125-131, Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C.
  • Hand, A.J. (2009), "Materials and Construction of the Ideal Asphalt Pavement, Journal of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, Vol. 78, pp. 777-806, Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, St. Paul, MN.
  • Fang, H., A.J. Hand, J.E. Haddock, and T.D. White (2007), "An Object-Oriented Framework for Finite Element Pavement Analysis," Journal on Advances in Engineering Software, Vol. 38, Issue 11-12, pp. 763-771, 2007.
  • Hand. A.J. (2006), "Contractor's Perspective on the PWL Challenge'" Journal of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, Vol. 75, pp. 955-984, Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, St. Paul, MN.
  • Hand, A.J.T. and J.A. Epps (2006), "Fundamentals of Percent Within Limits and Quality Control-Quality Assurance Compaction Specifications," Transportation Research Circular E-C105, pp. 140-162, Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C.
  • Hand, A.J., A. L. Epps, P.E. Sebaaly, and D. Weitzel (2004), "Evaluating Field Performance: A Case Study Including HMA PRS," Journal of Transportation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, JTPEDI, Vol. 130, No. 2, pp. 251-260, 2004.
  • Epps, J.A., A.J.T. Hand, S. Seeds. T. Scholz, S. Alavi, C. Ashmore, C.L. Monismith, J. A. Deacon, J.T. Harvey, and R.B. Leahy (2002), NCHRP Report 455, "Recommended Performance-Related Specification for Hot-Mix Asphalt Construction: Results of the WesTrack Project," National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C.
  • Hand, A.J., J. Stiady, T.D White, A.S. Noureldin, and K. Galal, (2001) "Gradation Effects on HMA Performance," Transportation Research Record No. 1767, Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Science, Washington, D.C.
  • Hand, A.J., K.A. Galal, D.R. Ward, and C. Fang (2000), "Cost Effectiveness of Joint and Crack Sealing - A Synthesis of Practice," Journal of Transportation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, JTPEDI, Vol. 126, No. 6, Nov./Dec., 2000.
  • Hand, A.J., J.A. Epps, and P.E. Sebaaly, (2000) "Precision of ASTM D5821 Standard Test Method for Determining the Percentage of Fractured Particles in Coarse Aggregate," Journal of Testing and Evaluation, JTEVA, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 67-76, March 2000, American Society of Testing and Materials, West Conshohocken, PA.
  • Hand, A.J., and A.E. Epps, (1999) "Effects of Test Variability on Mixture Volumetrics and Mix Design Verification," Journal of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, Volume 69, 2000, Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, St. Paul, MN.
  • Epps, A.E., and A.J. Hand, (1999) "Coarse Superpave Mixture Sensitivity," Transportation Research Record 1712, pp. 35-43, Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C.
  • Hand, A.J., P.E. Sebaaly, and J.A. Epps, (1998) "Development of Performance Models Based on DOT's PMS Data," Transportation Research Record No. 1684, Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Science, Washington, D.C.
  • Sebaaly, P.E., A.J. Hand, J.A. Epps, and C. Bosch, (1996) "Nevada's Approach to Pavement Management," Transportation Research Record No. 1524, Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C.