Vicente Gonzalez

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Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Auckland

Vicente is a Senior Lecturer with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Auckland. He has over 15 years of research and industry experience in construction, engineering, and mining. Vicente started his career in construction and structural engineering roles, moving into mining supply chain management and consultancy and then into academia. Vicente has held teaching posts with universities in Latin America, Israel and New Zealand.

Vicente’s current focus is on research and consultancy in lean construction, production planning and control, development of engineering decision-making aid tools, computer/AI and VR/AR/MR applications in civil engineering and construction, and sustainability. Vicente is the founder of the Engineering VR/AR Lab at The University of Auckland.

As the Chairman of the National BIM Education Working Group (NBEWG), Vicente brings to the Acceleration Committee a critical link to tertiary training aspects of BIM development in NZ.