Avi Wiezel has been appointed assistant dean for Facilities for the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and will begin working immediately in this capacity with Ed Hall, executive associate dean, and Paul Westerhoff, associate dean for research.
In this position, Wiezel will be responsible for providing strategic direction for Fulton Engineering space needs; ensuring that all units have adequate space to meet their needs; providing guidance and input to the Schools for their space projects; providing continuous improvement for Fulton’s space; monitoring space utilization and productivity; and serving as the spokesperson for Fulton Engineering in university-level space planning discussions.
Wiezel joined ASU’s faculty in 1995. He served as interim chair of the Del E. Webb School of Construction Programs from 2011 to 2012, as coordinator of the construction school graduate programs from 2009 to 2011 and director of graduate studies from 2006 to 2009.
“Avi is uniquely qualified to guide facilities planning for the Fulton Schools of Engineering,” says Paul Johnson, dean of the Fulton Schools of Engineering. “His leadership and planning experience will be invaluable to us as our school grows and the need increases for optimizing use of our facilities and the investments that we make in them.”
Wiezel has been on the annual list of the top 5 percent of teachers in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering three times, and won the Outstanding Faculty Member in 2005 for his teaching performance.
His teaching focus includes structures, strength of materials, robotics and automation in construction, information technology in construction, transdisciplinary research analysis and leadership. His research pursuits include leadership in construction, constructability modeling, information technology in construction, building performance, construction education and sports engineering.
His work has earned support from the National Science Foundation, the Construction Industry Institute, the Construction Industry Research Laboratory and private companies.
Wiezel held several managerial positions with construction and engineering firms in Europe and the Middle East. He has taught in four languages on three continents (Asia, Europe, and America) at all levels from vocational education students to doctoral students.