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Farook Hamzeh, Ph.D.

  • Position: Assistant Professor of Construction Engineering and Management, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • Specialty: Lean Construction
  • PhD: University of California, Berkeley
  • Office: 431 Bechtel.  Telephone: 01-350000 ext 3616.
  • Email: fh35@aub.edu.lb
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Dr. Hamzeh is a champion of Lean Construction. His theoretical and applied research in the US and the MENA region aims at improving the design and construction of projects. Working in the construction industry, conducting research on actual design and construction projects, developing models, and establishing new performance metrics all contribute to his mission of making design and construction more Lean.  Dr. Hamzeh is the leader of the Production and Planning control area within the International Group of Lean Construction (IGLC) and has published heavily on Lean Construction  and related topics.

Dr. Farook Hamzeh is an Assistant Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the American University of Beirut (AUB) since 2011. He earned his Bachelor in Civil Engineering from AUB in 1997 and later a Masters in Engineering Management in 2000.  Dr. Hamzeh then received a Masters in Engineering Project Management from UC-Berkeley in 2006. He earned his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Engineering Project Management emphasis) from the University of California (UC), Berkeley in 2009. He became an Assistant Professor at Colorado State University between 2009 and 2011.

Dr. Hamzeh has worked for more than seven years in the construction industry in Lebanon, Qatar, Dubai, and the United States on several mega projects. These include the $1.7 Billion Cathedral Hill Hospital in San Francisco, the 333 m high Rose Rotana Hotel in Dubai, Losail motor-bike racetrack in Qatar, Olympic Tower in Qatar, Al-Amal Oncology Hospital in Qatar, Serail 1374 Building in downtown Beirut, and Sibline Cement factory 2nd production line in Lebanon. Throughout his career, Dr. Hamzeh has developed a passion for improving construction processes to increase productivity, raise customer value, and reduce process waste. This passion has fueled his research in the areas of lean construction, process improvement, production planning, BIM, Simulation, and supply chain management.