Dr. David Grau

Dr. David Grau is an assistant professor at the Del E. Webb School of Construction within 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. 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. Previous to his affiliation with ASU, Professor Grau 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, he was the Principle Investigator for RT346, RT316, RT291, and AC2, member of the Professional Development Committee since 2012, and graduate researcher for RT240.

Dr. Grau is recognized for his teaching methods and strategies integrating the CII research and practices to prepare our future industry leaders. And, David’s commitment to make a difference also extends outside the classroom, mentoring undergraduate research students through the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative and advising the ASU Chapter of Engineers Without Borders.