Bleakley, Albert

Associate Professor
Construction

Personal Overview

Prior to joining Florida Tech in 2009 Dr. Bleakley served 29 years as an Army engineer officer. His final assignment was Deputy Commander of the Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi Valley Division, a 4,500 person organization with an annual program of over $1 billion in flood control, navigation, and water resource management in 12 states. He also served in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Germany, and multiple U.S. locations. He deployed to the first and second Gulf Wars, Somalia, and Bosnia leading facilities construction and management organizations. He was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries suffered in a car bombing of his office in Saudi Arabia. He previously taught Civil Engineering at the Unversity of Texas, San Antonio, and the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY. His areas of expertise include leadership in engineering organizations, international construction, infrastructure public policy, construction management, construction contracting, and recycled materials for highway construction.

Educational Background

BS US Military Academy West Point 1979

Civil Engineer (MS) Massachussetts Institute of Technology 1985

Ph.D. Civil Engineering Florida Institute of Technology 2012

Recognition & Awards

Professional Engineer, FL, VA

Federal Engineer of the Year, US Army Corps of Engineers, 2005

Current Courses

CVE 3012 Engineering Materials

CVE 3015 Structural Analysis

CON 3000 Construction Soils

CON 3001 Structural Systems

CON 4000 Construction Controls

CON 4002 Construction Equipment

CON 4005 Construction Safety

Professional Experience

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Deputy Commander, Mississippi Valley Division (2005-2008)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Arabian Gulf Region Engineer, Kuwait (2002-2005)
Army Staff, Executive Director DOD Joint Program Office (1999-2001)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Deputy Commander, Europe District (1997-1999)
Task Force Eagle, Bosnia and Croatia, Chief Facility Engineer, (1996)
Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Engineer Advisor (1993-1996)
36th Engineer Group, Somalia, Construction Officer, December (1992-1993)
US Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Project Engineer (1991-1992)
US Army Corps of Engineers, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Project Officer, (1991)
US Army Corps of Engineers, Kelly Air Force Base, Texas, Project Officer, (1989-1993)
Other Military Assignments: Commander, 58th Engineer Company, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Bad Hersfeld, Germany, March 1998 – August 1989Commander C Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, August 1986-February 1988, Assistant Operations Officer 54th Engineer Battalion, July 1985 - August 1986. Battalion Personnel Officer , Company Executive Officer, and Platoon Leader, 307th Engineer Battalion (ABN) , January 1980 - December 1982.

Current Research

Reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in base course applications.

Ground tire rubber (GTR) in pavement subgrade