Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability
Co-Director of Sustainable Construction, EPA National Center of Excellence on SMART Innovations
Asst. Professor, Del E. Webb School of Construction, School of Sustainable Engineering & the Built Environment
Honors Faculty, Barrett Honors College


Ph.D., Construction Engineering and Management, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.E., Mechanical Engineering, American University of Beirut



  • Innovative project delivery systems, e.g., integrated project delivery (IPD), design-build (DB), construction management at risk (CMAR), public-private partnerships (PPP)
  • Sustainable practices and energy performance modeling for the built environment
  • Mathematical and statistical modeling to support engineering and business decision-making
  • Construction of transportation infrastructure

Dr. El Asmar receives the 2016 Outstanding Service Award!

ASU Service Award 2016Dr. Mounir El Asmar received the SSEBE Outstanding Service Award for 2016. The nominator wrote, “Dr. El Asmar has demonstrated excellence and innovation in service to SSEBE. His diverse accomplishments are in line with ASU’s New American University design aspirations. He has served his profession, engaged in student recruitment and retention, assumed committee leadership, and contributed to the School’s national and international visibility.” 

Dr. G. Edward Gibson, Jr., Director of ASU’s School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, presented the award on behalf of the SSEBE Awards Committee on August 12, 2016, in Tempe, AZ.

Dr. El Asmar receives ASCE’s Thomas Fitch Rowland Prize!


Dr. Mounir El Asmar received the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)’s prestigious Thomas Fitch Rowland Prize for his work on quantifying the performance of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD).

Dr. Jesus M. de la Garza, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, presented the award on behalf of  ASCE’s Construction Institute (CI) at the International Construction Specialty Conference in Vancouver, BC.

The full story can be found here.

Construction Industry Institute (CII) Awards 2014!

ASU had a great showing at the Construction Industry Institute’s (CII’s) Annual Conference!

Congratulations to all on their achievements!