Jim Carr has made a considerable impact in residential construction safety and contributed to the home building industry on a local and national scale and in the Department of Construction Management and Civil and Construction Engineering.
He is responsible for the development and implementation of online delivery of five construction management courses. He has authored and co-authored six peer-reviewed papers that have been published in various proceedings and presented these papers in the United States, Brazil, and China.
He is currently the Region V Director for the Associated School of Construction and was awarded Outstanding Educator for service to construction education. He also received the Associate of the Year from the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB).
Carr is active with the Home Builders Association at the local, state, and national level. He is a member of the Board of Directors, the Associate’s Council, and co-chair of the Education Committee of the Home Builders Association of Greater Little Rock (HBAGLR) and represents the organization on the Arkansas State Association’s Associates Council.
He represents HBAGLR on a national level as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Carr assisted in the development of several training manuals and videos for NAHB on safety topics.
He co-developed the first of its kind NAHB training course titled “Building a House” to provide students basic knowledge of the home building process and key safety hazards typical to residential construction. As principal instructor, Carr delivered this training to over 200 staff members from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Carr received an M.S. in Construction Science from the University of Oklahoma and a B.S. in Education from Clarion State College.