Daniel Castro-Lacouture giving presentation.

Daniel Castro-Lacouture


Professor, Ph.D. Advisor



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Dr. Daniel Castro-Lacouture is Professor and Executive Director of the Professional Master’s Program in Occupational Safety and Health in the School of Building Construction, College of Design, at Georgia Institute of Technology. His current research centers on the feasibility of multi-scale applications of digital technologies for preconstruction and construction processes. At the project level, his focus is on construction exchanges and change management using building information modeling. At the community level, he investigates sustainable energy and building connectivity for smart cities. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses such as BC 8000 PhD Seminar, BC 6025 Construction Management, BC 6004 Sustainable Energy in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, BCP 6800 Culture Leadership Influences on Safety and Health, BCP 6950 Occupational Safety and Health Capstone, BC 3600 Construction Cost Management, 2634 Construction Plans and Estimates, and BC 2631 Construction Seminar.

Dr. Castro-Lacouture received a BSc in Civil Engineering from Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia, an MSc in Construction Management from The University of Reading, UK, and a PhD from the School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and worked in project engineering and management in the public and private sectors including two multinational firms.   Dr. Castro-Lacouture is the Associate Editor of Automation in Construction, serves in the Board of Directors of the International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction, the International Green Builder Certification Board, the Governing Board of the Architecture/Construction/Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program of Atlanta, Co-Chair of the 2022 International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC), and was  Chair of the 2014 ASCE Construction Research Congress. He is the co-author of Sustainability in Engineering Design and Construction (2016, CRC Press).

Areas of Expertise

  • Digital technologies
  • Pre-construction
  • Construction
  • Exchanges
  • Change management
  • Building information modeling
  • Sustainability
  • Building connectivity

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