Douglas D. Gransberg, PhD, PE

President of Gransberg & Associates, Inc. a construction management/project delivery consulting firm

    Douglas D. Gransberg, PhD, PE is the president of Gransberg & Associates, Inc. a construction management/project delivery consulting firm. The firm was founded in 1996 and provides RFQ/RFP development services to public agencies, as well as CMGC and DB proposal development services to engineers and consultants. G&A, Inc. has been called on to assist with projects throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as in New Zealand, Okinawa, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. The firm specializes in the development of project management services for complex mega-projects.

    Dr. Gransberg retired in 2017 as a professor of construction engineering at Iowa State University, where he held an endowed research chair for 5 years. He is also an Emeritus Professor of Architecture and Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, retiring from that institution in 2010. Before that he held a tenured position at Texas Tech University. He received both his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University and his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Oklahoma, Texas and Oregon, a Certified Cost Engineer, a Designated Design-Build Professional, and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in the UK.

    Before moving to academia in 1994, he spent over 20 years in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, retiring at the rank of lieutenant colonel. In his final posting, Dr. Gransberg was the Europe District’s Area Engineer stationed in Ankara, Turkey where he managed an annual design and construction program that exceeded $200 million. He teaches courses in integrated project delivery, cost estimating, project controls, and project management. His research is centered in the delivery of complex infrastructure/ transportation projects.

    Dr. Gransberg led the efforts to develop the AASHTO Guidelines for CMGC project delivery and Guidebook for Alternative Quality Management. He was one of the co-authors of the AASHTO Guide for Design-Build Contracting, the AASHTO Guide for Managing Geotechnical Risk in Design-build Projects, and the second edition of the AASHTO Partnering Handbook. He is the author of 4 books on construction management topics and over 200 articles, conference papers, and other publications.