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David Grau

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Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005
SUM/WTR Faculty Research
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005
Biography: 

David Grau (“au” pronounced like “ow” in allow) is an assistant professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University. Grau graduated with both a masters degree and doctorate in civil, architectural, and environmental engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and with an industrial engineering degree from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Spain. Previous to his affiliation with ASU, he taught at the University of Alabama as an assistant professor for four years.

During his academic career, Grau has received numerous teaching and research awards, including the Distinguished Professor Award by the Construction Industry Institute and the Celebration of Engineering & Technology Innovation (CETI) award by FIATECH. Complementing his academic career, he has worked in the private industry for more than 10 years inclusive of positions such as program manager for heavy industrial projects and director of a large engineering design department. He has led large interdisciplinary and multicultural teams to deliver numerous capital projects in South America, Africa and Europe. Grau is a member of ASCE and ASEE professional societies and holds a professional license as Industrial Engineer in Spain.

Read a faculty profile of David Grau written in conjunction with the grand opening of the College Avenue Commons in 2014.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, University of Texas-Austin, 2008
  • M.S. Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, University of Texas-Austin, 2004
  • Industrial Engineering degree, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain 
Research Interests: 

Sustainable Design and Construction Operations; Information technologies; Work Health and Safety; Craft Labor Productivity; Lean Theory and Implementation; Uncertainty and Risk Management, e.g. Project Controls

Research Activity: 
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 590Reading and Conference
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CON 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CON 792Research
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CON 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CON 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CON 792Research
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 590Reading and Conference
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CON 792Research
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CON 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CON 790Reading and Conference
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CON 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 599Thesis
CON 790Reading and Conference
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 492Honors Directed Study
CON 493Honors Thesis
CON 499Individualized Instruction
CON 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CON 592Research
CON 595Continuing Registration
CON 599Thesis
CON 680Practicum
CON 700Research Methods
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CON 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CON 792Research
CON 795Continuing Registration
CON 799Dissertation
CEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CON 492Honors Directed Study
CON 493Honors Thesis
CON 540Construction Productivity
CON 590Reading and Conference
CON 592Research
CON 598Special Topics
CEE 598Special Topics
CON 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CON 799Dissertation
CEE 799Dissertation