Previously, he was a professor at Penn State University, where he led research that helped change federal and state procurement regulations in the U.S. He facilitates and participates in industry research initiatives centering on practical applications of lean principles, prefabrication, modularization, BIM, and design-build methods, to improve the delivery of projects.
He facilitates several peer groups to connect owners as they develop new methods - for team selection, project validation, target value design, unified building information modeling, prefabrication, modularization and lean project delivery. These owners are in the healthcare, education, mission critical, manufacturing, biopharmaceutical and public arenas.
Dr. Sanvido received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Cape Town and his MS, Engr and Ph.D. degrees in construction engineering and management from Stanford. He chairs the Lean Construction Institute Owner committee and is active in the Construction Industry Roundtable. He is a member of the National Academy of Construction.