Carl Haas

Professor, University of Waterloo

Role: Scientist

Site: CDL-Toronto

Stream: Matter

Carl Haas is a University Research Chair at the University of Waterloo in Canada. He has a bachelor’s degree in systems design engineering from Waterloo and graduate degrees in civil engineering from CMU in Pittsburgh. He has experience in modularization, supply chain management, construction productivity, craft training, and digitalization of design and construction processes. His broader research interests include AI, human-robotic systems, and the circular economy in the built environment. Numerous industry and government partnerships support his research. Carl serves as an advisor to several start-ups. As the Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Waterloo between 2017 and 2022, he led the rapid growth and renewal of staff, faculty, students and physical plant, including a new Architectural Engineering undergraduate program launched in 2018. Carl is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a US National Academy of Construction member. In 2019, he received the ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering Award, and in 2021, he received the U.S. Construction Industry Institute’s James B. Porter, Jr. Award for Technology Leadership