Project Description

Fred Moavenzadeh


Research Interests: construction management


Masdar Institute of Science & Technology
P O Box 54224
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate

Telephone: +971 2 6988122
Fax: +971 2 698 8121


  • B.S. 1958, Teheran University
  • M.S. 1960, Cornell University
  • Ph.D. 1962, Purdue University

Research Interests

  • Construction industry
  • Innovation and technological development
  • Science, technology and development

Teaching Interests

  • Globalization of Construction Industry

Selected Publications

  1. Future Cities: Dynamics and Sustainability.Fred Moavenzadeh, et al., editors. New Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002.
  2. Global Construction and the Environment: Strategies and Opportunities.Fred Moavenzadeh. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1994.
  3. Concise Encyclopedia of Building & Construction Materials,Fred Moavenzadeh, editor. England: Pergamon Press, 1990.
  4. Proceedings of the Conference on Science, Technology and Developmentin Latin America, Fred Moavenzadeh, editor. Washington, D.C.: Inter-AmericanDevelopment Bank, 1986.
  5. Transportation, Energy and Economic Development: A Dilemma in theDeveloping World, Fred Moavenzadeh and David Geltner. New York: Elsevier,1984.
  6. “A Strategic Response to a Changing Engineering and ConstructionMarket”, presented at World Economic Engineering and Construction Forum,held in Japan, April 1989.
  7. “Economics of Construction and Building Materials in DevelopingCountries”, Quelles Politiques Economiques de Construction DansLes Pays En Voie de Development, Paris 1989, pp.78-98.
  8. Presence of Foreign Firms in the U.S. Engineering and ConstructionMarket, March 1989.
  9. “A Strategic Response to a Changing Engineering and ConstructionMarket,” presented at the World Economic Forum Meting in Tokyo, JapanApril9-10, 1989.
  10. “Strategic Issues Facing Robotics in Construction”, with MichaelJ. Markow, presented at the Sixth International Symposium on Automationand Robotics in Construction, San Francisco, CA June 6-8, 1989.
  11. “Responding to a Changing Market”, World Link, Switzerland:September/October 1989, pp 70-71.
  12. “They’re Coming to America”, ASCE Civil Engineering,November 1989, pp. 51-54.
  13. “International Construction Finance”, Construction BusinessReview; November 1989.
  14. “What Brings Foreign Construction Firms to U.S. Shores?”ConstructionBusiness Review, January/February 1991, Volume 1, No. 1.
  15. “Strategic Response to a Changing Engineering and Construction Market”,Construction Business Review, March/April 1991, Volume 1, No. 2.
  16. “Sustainability of the Urban Environment: A Case for Energy Efficiencyin the Building Sector”, with Brantley Liddle, Journal of UrbanTechnology, 1997, Volume 4, Number 2, pp. 5-26.
  17. “Policy and Institutional Measures for Reducing Transport-GeneratedPollution”, with Brantley Liddle, Journal of Urban Technology,Volume 6, Number 1, 1999, pp. 101-124.