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Avi Wiezel

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SUM/WTR Faculty Research
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005
SUM/WTR Faculty Research
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005
Biography

A faculty member at the Del E. Webb School of Construction (DEWSC) since 1995, Dr. Wiezel served in various capacities, such as President of the Engineering Senate, Director of DEWSC Graduate Studies and Chairman of DEWSC. He currently serves as the Assistant Dean for Facilities in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Prior to returning to academia, Dr. Wiezel held several managerial positions with construction and engineering firms in Europe and the Middle East, culminating with the position of Senior VP for planning, scheduling and control in a 5,000 employee engineering, procurement and construction company. His activities resulted in continuous productivity improvements averaging 15% per year for the units in which he was in charge.

Dr. Wiezel taught in four languages on three continents (Asia, Europe, and America) to students of all levels, ranging from bricklayer apprentices to doctoral students and senior executives of large construction companies. He constantly ranks among the top 5% of best teachers in the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at ASU and is the recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Member Award.

Research Interests

Dr. Wiezel’s research focuses on the human activities in construction and includes models for improving the skills of craftsmen, crews, project managers and company executives. A recognized expert in leadership for project managers, he received funding from NSF, CII, CERL and private companies. He is one of the featured presenters at the CII Senior Executive Leadership Program at UT Austin and a frequent presenter for various organizations such as CMAA, ABA, ACE, ASC and IFMA. He is the co-author of several innovative research-based learning tools such as the Hassle Exercise, the “Project from Hell” game, the Cross-Cultural Communication Map, and the Senior Executive Decision Making Exercise (SEDME).

Dr. Wiezel is also the founder and head of the Sports Engineering Research Group (SERG) at ASU.

Publications
  • Wiezel, Avi, McDaniel, A. Effect of Air Conditions on the Game of Tennis. (2005).
Research Activity
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 499Individualized Instruction
CON 590Reading and Conference
CON 592Research
CON 599Thesis
CON 790Reading and Conference
CON 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 457Prin of Lead for Proj Mngrs
CON 492Honors Directed Study
CON 493Honors Thesis
CON 499Individualized Instruction
CON 557Prin of Lead for Proj Mngrs
CON 590Reading and Conference
CON 592Research
CON 593Applied Project
CON 595Continuing Registration
CON 599Thesis
CON 680Practicum
CON 790Reading and Conference
CON 792Research
CON 795Continuing Registration
CON 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 457Prin of Lead for Proj Mngrs
CON 492Honors Directed Study
CON 493Honors Thesis
CON 499Individualized Instruction
CON 557Prin of Lead for Proj Mngrs
CON 590Reading and Conference
CON 592Research
CON 593Applied Project
CON 595Continuing Registration
CON 599Thesis
CON 680Practicum
CON 790Reading and Conference
CON 792Research
CON 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 499Individualized Instruction
CON 590Reading and Conference
CON 592Research
CON 599Thesis
CON 790Reading and Conference
CON 792Research
CON 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 457Prin of Lead for Proj Mngrs
CON 492Honors Directed Study
CON 493Honors Thesis
CON 499Individualized Instruction
CON 557Prin of Lead for Proj Mngrs
CON 590Reading and Conference
CON 592Research
CON 593Applied Project
CON 595Continuing Registration
CON 599Thesis
CON 680Practicum
CON 790Reading and Conference
CON 792Research
CON 795Continuing Registration
CON 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 457Prin of Lead for Proj Mngrs
CON 492Honors Directed Study
CON 493Honors Thesis
CON 499Individualized Instruction
CON 557Prin of Lead for Proj Mngrs
CON 590Reading and Conference
CON 592Research
CON 595Continuing Registration
CON 599Thesis
CON 680Practicum
CON 790Reading and Conference
CON 792Research
CON 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 499Individualized Instruction
CON 590Reading and Conference
CON 592Research
CON 595Continuing Registration
CON 599Thesis
CON 792Research
CON 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 457Prin of Lead for Proj Mngrs
CON 492Honors Directed Study
CON 493Honors Thesis
CON 499Individualized Instruction
CON 557Prin of Lead for Proj Mngrs
CON 590Reading and Conference
CON 592Research
CON 593Applied Project
CON 595Continuing Registration
CON 599Thesis
CON 680Practicum
CON 790Reading and Conference
CON 792Research
CON 795Continuing Registration
CON 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 457Prin of Lead for Proj Mngrs
CON 492Honors Directed Study
CON 493Honors Thesis
CON 499Individualized Instruction
CON 557Prin of Lead for Proj Mngrs
CON 590Reading and Conference
CON 592Research
CON 595Continuing Registration
CON 599Thesis
CON 680Practicum
CON 790Reading and Conference
CON 792Research
CON 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 499Individualized Instruction
CON 590Reading and Conference
CON 592Research
CON 595Continuing Registration
CON 599Thesis
CON 792Research
CON 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 223Strength of Materials
CON 492Honors Directed Study
CON 493Honors Thesis
CON 494Special Topics
CON 499Individualized Instruction
CON 590Reading and Conference
CON 592Research
CON 593Applied Project
CON 595Continuing Registration
CON 598Special Topics
CON 599Thesis
CON 680Practicum
CON 790Reading and Conference
CON 792Research
CON 795Continuing Registration
CON 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 223Strength of Materials
CON 492Honors Directed Study
CON 493Honors Thesis
CON 494Special Topics
CON 499Individualized Instruction
CON 590Reading and Conference
CON 592Research
CON 595Continuing Registration
CON 598Special Topics
CON 599Thesis
CON 680Practicum
CON 790Reading and Conference
CON 792Research
CON 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 492Honors Directed Study
CON 493Honors Thesis
CON 499Individualized Instruction
CON 590Reading and Conference
CON 592Research
CON 595Continuing Registration
CON 599Thesis
CON 792Research
CON 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 223Strength of Materials
CON 492Honors Directed Study
CON 493Honors Thesis
CON 494Special Topics
CON 499Individualized Instruction
CON 590Reading and Conference
CON 592Research
CON 593Applied Project
CON 595Continuing Registration
CON 598Special Topics
CON 599Thesis
CON 680Practicum
CON 790Reading and Conference
CON 792Research
CON 795Continuing Registration
CON 799Dissertation
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 223Strength of Materials
CON 492Honors Directed Study
CON 494Special Topics
CON 499Individualized Instruction
CON 561International Construction
CON 590Reading and Conference
CON 592Research
CON 595Continuing Registration
CON 598Special Topics
CON 599Thesis
CON 680Practicum
CON 790Reading and Conference
CON 792Research
CON 799Dissertation
Service
  • ASU Senate, Senator at Large, I.A.Fulton School of Engineering (2005 - 2008)
  • Ira A. Fulton Senate, President (2005 - 2008)
  • Educational Activities Committee, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Secretary (2003 - 2006)
  • DEWSC Faculty Assembly, Parliamentarian (2005 - 2006)
  • DEWSC Personnel Committee, Chair (2001 - 2006)