Ph.D., Education, Auburn University
M.B.A, Vanderbilt University
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Texas
B.S., Civil Engineering, Duke University
Ben Farrow is the Hunt Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Chair in the McWhorter School of Building Science at Auburn University. After earning an M.S. in Civil Engineering, and MBA, and working in industry for 15 years, he joined the faculty in 2006. In the building Science program, he actively teaches courses in Structures, Project Development and Planning, and Construction Communication. Farrow teaches at both the undergraduate and masters levels including building construction program and the Master of Real Estate Development program. Beyond Auburn, he serves as the 2nd Vice President for the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC). His current research focuses on construction education issues.
Beta Gamma Sigma—Business Honor Society
Sponsor of Sigma Lambda Chi—Construction Honor Society
Farrow, C. Ben (2009), Evaluation of a Prototypical Mechanical Wood Truss Ladder, Automation in Construction Journal, Volume 18, Issue 8, December 2009, Pages 1114–1122, ISSN 0926-5805, DOI:10.1016/j.autcon.2009.07.006.
Post-Tension Chair Research, PI: C. Ben Farrow; Funding Agency: Atlanta Building Science Alumni. 2008–Present
Faculty exploration of a Short Term, Service Learning, Study Abroad Opportunity in Quesimpuco, Bolivia, PI: C. Ben Farrow, Co-PI: Scott Kramer; Funding Agency: SIFAT. 2008–2009
A Preliminary Study to Measure the Relationship of Lighting to productivity on a Construction Project, PI: C. Ben Farrow, Co-PI: Bruce W. Smith; Funding Agency: College of Architecture, Design, and Construction; 2008
Construction Drawings: A Cost/ Benefit Case Study of Weather and Tear Resistant Drawings, PI: C. Ben Farrow, Co-PI: Bruce W. Smith; Funding Agency: College of Architecture, Design and Construction; 2008 Gulf Coast Hurricane Evacuation: A Case Study of an Inland County's 'At-Risk' Shelters, PI: C. Ben Farrow, Co-PI: Paul W. Holley; 2006-2008
Aggregate Piers and the Construction Classroom, PI: C. Ben Farrow, Co-PI: Azhar, Salman, Co-PI: Beckler, William. 2007 Adaptive Reuse of Large Single-Tenant Retail Facilities, PI C. Ben Farrow, Co-PI: Roger Killingsworth. 2007
Procuring Steel through an Early-Release Steel Package, PI: Farrow, Ben C. 2007
Published continuing education video, Introduction to Storm Water Management for Construction Sites. Auburn University. August 2008. Co-directed service-learning trip to Quito, Ecuador to help with an addition to Dulce Refugio.
Areas of Specialty
Structures, Business Management, Lean Construction
Innovative construction technologies
Construction process reengineering
Sustainable construction techniques