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Daniel Oliveira
Director of Research & Operations
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Daniel Oliveira
Director of Research & Operations

Dr. Daniel Oliveira is the Director of Research & Operations at the Construction Industry Institute. Previously, he has served as Associate Director for Funded Studies, managed CII’s Research Services, and was a researcher in data analytics for capital projects. Daniel is passionate about using research and data analytics to improve capital projects, and he works with industry members and academics to manage CII’s research portfolio.

Before he joined CII in 2014, Daniel was a project manager with The University of Texas at Austin’s Office of Campus Planning, where he planned capital projects and worked on the university’s master plan. He holds a Master’s in Engineering from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (in Brazil) and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Erika Corbell
Associate Director for Deployment
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Erika Corbell
Associate Director for Deployment
Originally hired to manage CII publications in 2009, Erika quickly transitioned to supporting various CII initiatives and committees over the years. Most recently, she served as the Project Manager for Deployment.

Before joining CII, Erika was the Director of Volunteer Services with Special Olympics Texas, managing its state-wide volunteer program requiring thousands of short-term and long-term volunteers each year.

Erika brings this same passion to CII volunteers, helping them get the most out of CII’s research through our professional development and implementation programs.

She holds a Master’s in Education from Texas State University at San Marcos.
William J O'Brien
Associate Director for Technology Guidelines
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William J O'Brien
Associate Director for Technology Guidelines
Dr. William J. O’Brien is the Associate Director for Technology Guidelines. He is an expert on construction supply chain management and collaborative approaches. He conducts research, teaches, and consults on both systems design and implementation issues. 
 
Bill is currently the C.T. Wells Professor of Project Management in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He has had many service appointments, including Associate Chair for Architectural Engineering in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering from 2016-2021. He led the Construction Engineering and Project Management program as Area Coordinator from 2011-2017 and was Transition Manager (Interim Director) of the Fiatech Industry Consortium from 2016-2017. 

Bill holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. degree in Civil Engineering and an M.S. degree in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University. He also holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering (Academic Honors) from Columbia University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.