Vicente Gonzalez-Moret, PhD, M.CSCE, M.ASCE

Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Digital Lean Construction, Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept

Pronouns: he/him

Personal Website: https://www.iht-lab.com/

Contact

Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Digital Lean Construction, Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept
Email
vagonzal@ualberta.ca
Address
6-289 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211 116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Lean Construction 4.0 extended reality (XR) techonologies digital twinning computer simulation and modelling serious games AI and BIM


About

PhD, Construction Engineering and Management, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, 2008

ME, Construction Engineering and Management, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, 2004

BE (Hons), Construction Engineering, Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile, 1999


Research

Vicente is a Professor of Construction Engineering and Management within the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Alberta. In October 2022, and only after three months upon his arrival to Canada, Vicente was awarded one of Canada’s most prestigious academic honours — the Canada Research Chair. Thus, he holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Digital Lean Construction. Before joining the University of Alberta, Vicente was a faculty member at The University of Auckland (New Zealand) for over 12 years, where he currently holds an Honorary Academic position. His research interests are at the interface of Construction Engineering and Management and Computer Science, pioneering the Lean Construction 4.0 concept. Vicente has also worked heavily on the application and advance of extended reality technologies, computer simulation and modelling, BIM, AI (e.g., machine learning), meta-heuristics and soft computing (e.g., evolutionary algorithms, ant colony optimisation), digital twinning, and serious games on construction engineering and management, civil engineering, education, safety, and quake/tsunami/fire evacuation problems. He has secured CAN$63+ million in research and teaching grants, and the largest "single" corporate sponsorship in the history of the University of Auckland. In that regard, he secured CAN$3.9 million+ the first 9 months of his appointment at the University of Alberta as PI and Co-PI. Vicente is a prolific author accounting for 1 book (Lean Construction 4.0: Driving a Digital Revolution of Production Management in the AEC Industry. London, UK, Routledge [Taylor & Francis Imprint] co-edited with Farook Hamzeh and Luis Fernando Alarcon), 2 book chapters, 90 journal papers, and 75 peer-reviewed conference papers to date. Vicente has also curated 5 conference proceedings and 2 journal special issues in his career. He also founded (2015) and led the Smart Digital Lab at The University of Auckland, a CAD$1.0 million+ laboratory focused on digital and smart technologies applications to solve human and engineering problems, with 15 University of Auckland faculty and 9 international universities associated with it developing joint research. Vicente is an associate editor and member of editorial boards (e.g., Advanced Engineering Informatics, Lean Construction Journal), international construction engineering and management organizations (e.g., Former General Secretary of the International Group for Lean Construction, Technical Chair ISARC 2024), not-for-profit's local construction organizations promoting the transformation of the Canadian Construction Industry (e.g., Founding Board of Directors, Lean Design and Construction Canada), and not-for-profit's societies serving indigenous children, youth and families in Edmonton (Board of Directors, Bent Arrow). He has supervised to completion over a hundred undergraduate and graduate students including 88 BE(Hons) final projects and theses, 7 Master theses and 13 PhD’ theses, as well as 2 Postdoctoral fellows. Currently, he supervises 9 PhD and 3 Master of Science students.

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Announcements

1) Personal research group: Infrastructure and Human Tech Lab. Visit us at https://www.iht-lab.com/

2) González, V.A., Hamzeh, F., & Alarcón, L.F. (Eds.) (2022). Lean Construction 4.0: Driving a Digital Revolution of Production Management in the AEC Industry (1st ed.). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003150930 

Book available here: 

https://www.routledge.com/Lean-Construction-40-Driving-a-Digital-Revolution-of-Production-Management/Gonzalez-Hamzeh-Alarcon/p/book/9780367714208 

https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/edit/10.1201/9781003150930/lean-construction-4-0-vicente-gonz%C3%A1lez-farook-hamzeh-luis-fernando-alarc%C3%B3n

https://www.amazon.ca/Lean-Construction-4-0-Revolution-Production/dp/0367714205


Full CV here