IAP Team

Stephen P. Mulva directs the Construction Industry Institute (CII), a research component of The University of Texas at Austin.  His current research projects are focused on the performance and productivity of capital projects in most sectors of the modern economy.  In addition to his responsibilities at CII, Stephen teaches graduate courses in Construction Engineering and Project Management at The University of Texas. Before coming to CII in 2007, Stephen taught Construction Management at Texas State University. He has held industry positions at Fluor, Bechtel, Phillips Petroleum and as a project management consultant for ePM.
 
Stephen holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management) from Georgia Tech and two degrees from The University of Texas at Austin: a Master’s in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor’s in Architectural Engineering.

Carlos Caldas is a Professor of Construction Engineering and Project Management at The University of Texas at Austin. He is the author or co-author of more than 110 refereed journal and conference articles, and over 40 technical reports. Dr. Caldas has extensive knowledge of the Construction Industry Institute (CII) best practices, having served as a Principal Investigator on nine CII research projects. He has had several consulting and short course engagements for prominent owners, contractors, and industry associations. Dr. Caldas has received many awards in recognition to his contributions to academia and industry, including the 2014 and the 2009 CII Researcher of the Year Award, the 2010 CII Outstanding Instructor Award, and the 2009 CII Distinguished Professor Award.

Carlos holds a Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003
M.C.E., Civil Engineering, Universidade Federal Fluminense, 1990
B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Universidade Federal do Ceará, 1988

Hong Zhao is Manager of Financial Services at CII.