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Daniel Hall


Daniel Hall is Assistant Professor of Innovative and Industrial Construction at the Institute of Construction and Infrastructure Management, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. The overarching theme of his research is to enhance innovation and entrepreneurship in the construction industry through new technologies, processes, and organizational models to integrate the fragmented construction supply chain.

His research interests are industrialized construction and innovative project management. Ongoing research in industrialized construction includes circular economy models for industrialized housing, cloud-based configuration platforms, and new business models for systemic innovation in industrialized production. Ongoing research in innovative project management includes smart contracts using blockchain, managing digital fabrication, integrated project delivery, collaborative design management in VR/AR, and common data environments to enable virtual design and construction.

Prof. Hall holds a Doctor of Philosophy (2017) in Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) from Stanford University where he was recipient of the Charles H. Leavell Fellowship for Civil Engineering. He founded and organizes the annual Center for Integrated Facility Engineering Industrialized Construction Forum at Stanford University. In 2012, he was a visiting scholar at the Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation at Imperial College London. Prof. Hall is currently an associated investigator at the Swiss National Center for Competence in Research “Digital Fabrication – Innovative Building Processes in Architecture.”

Prof. Hall holds a Master of Science (2014) in Civil and Environmental Engineering with an emphasis in Sustainable Design and Construction from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science (2008) in Architectural Engineering from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo.