Daniel Hall

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Prof. Dr. Daniel Hall


Assistant Professor

Contact Data

Tel.: +41 44 633 34 90
Tel. (Sec.): +41 44 633 72 65

ORCID: 0000-0002-0957-484X


ETH Zürich
Daniel Hall
Inst. Bau-&Infrastrukturmanagement
HIL  F 22.1
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
8093 Zürich

Organisations Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
Research Field

Industrialized Construction

Governance of Integrated Project Delivery

Blockchain in Construction

Adoption of Systemic Innovations

Building Information Modeling

Industry 4.0 / Construction 4.0 

Entrepreneurship in AEC 

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Daniel Hall is Assistant Professor of Innovative and Industrial Construction at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering of ETH Zürich. The overarching theme of his research is to enhance governance, productivity, and innovation in construction projects through a transformation from fragmented project delivery methods to new organizational models that integrate the supply chain of the vertically and horizontally fragmented construction industry. His work finds that in order to foster more innovation in products and processes, the AEC industry must embrace new technologies, governance strategies and organizational models. 

His current research interests include: Industrialized Construction, Governance of Integrated Project Delivery, Blockchain in Construction, Adoption of Systemic Innovations, Industry 4.0, and Entrepreneurship in AEC.

Prof. Hall holds a Doctor of Philosophy (2017) in Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) from Stanford University. He also holds a Master of Science (2014) in Civil and Environmental Engineering with an emphasis in Sustainable Design and Construction from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science (2008) in Architectural Engineering from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo.

His teaching philosophy is based on project-based learning and flipped classroom approaches, which are implemented in his courses such as Industrialized Construction and Lean, Integrated and Digital Project Delivery. In the past, Prof. Hall has team-taught several courses at the Stanford d.school including Design Thinking Studio: Hacking Your Innovation Mindset and Adventures in Design Thinking.

Prof. Hall holds several international leadership positions including for the European Conference for Computing in Construction, the International Association of Automation and Robotics in Construction, the Construction Blockchain Consortium (hosted at University College London) and the Housing Lab (hosted by Terner Center at UC Berkeley). He is also founder and organizer of the Stanford Industrialized Construction Forum since 2014.

From: 2015
Until: -
American Society of Civil Engineers
Winner - Best Student Paper - European Conference on Computing in Construction
Winner - Best Proposal - U.S. Department of Energy: Better Buildings Case Competition
Additional Information


Link to publications of Daniel Hall 

Publications inResearch Collection – Publication platform of ETH Zurich
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