Vicente Gonzalez-Moret, PhD, M.ASCE, MEngNZ
Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Digital Lean Construction, Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept
6-289 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 StEdmonton ABT6G 2H5
Area of Study / Keywords
Lean Construction 4.0 extended reality (XR) techonologies digital twinning computer simulation and modelling serious games AI and BIM
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
Vicente is a Professor of Construction Engineering and Management within the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Alberta, and 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. 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]), 2 book chapters, 87 journal papers, and 75 peer-reviewed conference papers to date. I have also curated 4 conference proceedings and 1 journal special issue in my career. He 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. Currently, he supervises 9 PhD and 1 Master of Science students.
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:
Introduction to elements of construction, planning, scheduling, and cost estimating. Familiarization with quantity take-off, estimate preparation, cost recovery, resource allocation, project scheduling, risk analysis, and bid preparation. Prerequisite: CIV E 303.
Principles of building, heavy and bridge construction; wood and formwork design, stability during construction, economics of equipment selection, movement of material on construction sites, safety, and constructability issues. Students work in teams on a design project. Prerequisites: CIV E 303 and 372. Note: Restricted to fourth-year traditional and fifth-year co-op engineering students, or by consent of the Department.