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Gerald P. Klanac

Faculty in Practice; Director, Construction Engineering and Management Program

Full-Time Faculty

School of Engineering: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


Email: Gerald Klanac
Phone: 937-229-3847
Kettering Laboratories Room 422


Mr. Klanac has more than 40 years of project and construction management experience — on project teams within Exxon Research and Engineering and then consulting with PMA Consultants LLC. He has consulted on more than 100 construction projects in the U.S. and internationally with combined value in excess of $100 billion. Mr. Klanac has expertise in project cost estimating, project planning and scheduling, project cost control and forecasting, project risk analysis, project management processes, and expert evaluation of claims. Mr. Klanac has developed and taught project management courses for several notable oil and gas and life science companies: BP, Marathon Petroleum, Lukoil, AstraZeneca, Abbott and Hoffman LaRoche. Mr. Klanac has been a guest lecturer at Moscow School of Business (Skolkovo) and conducted project management training in Moscow, Tashkent, Shanghai, Manchester (UK) and Dubai. Mr. Klanac has been adjunct faculty at the University of Dayton since 2003.


  • MBA (Finance, Policy Studies and Business Statistics), University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, 1987
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering, University of Dayton, 1978

Course Taught

  • CEE422 – Design and Construction Project Management

Professional Activities

  • Member, Association for Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACEI)