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

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Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Digital Lean Construction, Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept
Email
vagonzal@ualberta.ca

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Lean Construction 4.0 XR techonologies computer simulation and modelling serious games AI digital twinning and BIM


About

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

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

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


Research

Vicente is a Professor in Construction Engineering and Management within the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Alberta, and 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 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, 80 journal publications, and 73 peer-reviewed conference papers to date. I have also curated 4 conference proceedings and 1 journal special issue in my career. He is a member of editorial boards (e.g., Advanced Engineering Informatics), international construction engineering and management organizations (e.g., General Secretary of the International Group for Lean Construction, Technical Vice-Chair ISARC 2023), 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 research projects, and Master and PhD’ theses over his career (e.g., he has supervised 13 PhD students to completion).

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Announcements

Lean Construction 4.0: Driving a Digital Revolution of Production Management in the AEC Industry. Edited and co-authored by Vicente A. González, Farook Hamzeh, Luis Fernando Alarcón. E-Book available now here: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/edit/10.1201/9781003150930/lean-construction-4-0-vicente-gonz%C3%A1lez-farook-hamzeh-luis-fernando-alarc%C3%B3n

Hard-copy to be published by 30th December, 2022.