Dr. David Grau

Dr. David Grau is an Assistant Professor at the School of Sustainable Engineering and The Built Environment at Arizona State University with over 20 years of experience in research, education, and practice in advanced design engineering and construction management. Previous to his affiliation with ASU, he taught at The University of Alabama for 4 years. His academic research work aims at reducing the uncertainty and variability in the capital delivery process with a combination of novel sensing and information technologies, innovative performance assessment metrics, and advanced monitoring and controls with a holistic systems re-engineering approach. Dr. Grau has an intense record of collaboration with CII, among others: PI for RT346, RT316, RT291, and AC2; member of the Professional Development Committee since 2012; or researcher for RT240.

Dr. David Grau is the recipient of numerous teaching and research awards, including the Distinguished Professor Award by the Construction Industry Institute and the Celebration of Engineering & Technology Innovation (CETI) award by FIATECH. Dr.  Grau is an Associate Editor of the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. Complementing his academic career, he has worked in the private industry for about 10 years as the program manager for a variety of projects and director of a large engineering and manufacturing department. His industry experience extends through contracting, design, manufacturing, procurement, management, and control of industrial and commercial capital endeavors. He has led large interdisciplinary and multicultural teams to deliver numerous projects in South America, Africa, and Europe.

Dr. Grau graduated with both an MS and a PhD in Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, and with an Industrial Engineering degree from the Universitat Polit├Ęcnica de Catalunya. He holds a professional license as Industrial Engineer in Europe.