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Key was, and still is, the integration of Civil Engineering and the perspectives Industrial Engineering and Public Administration. Why? Managing projects and delivering infrastructures is as much an organisational as a technical challenge. Roads, canals, bridges, railways et cetera are public goods, ordered by public agencies, and are built by private engineering firms and contractors. Integrating the interests and perspectives of these stakeholders is as important for progress and infrastructure renewal as are the sheer technological innovations. Since my first appointment at this university, I have had several roles and jobs in education, research and management, and became full professor in 2000 holding the chair of "Construction Industry Dynamics". 

For more details on Research and Teaching see also the other tabs on this website. 

key functions/roles:

  • chair ‚ÄúConstruction Industry Dynamics‚ÄĚ (2000- ‚Ķ); member General Board dept Civil Engineering & Management (2021-‚Ķ);
  • UT envoy to build a cooperative vehicle with Saxion, ROC van Twente and regional stakeholders for upscaling the regional energy transition in the Build environment (2023-‚Ķ.);¬†
  • Management Team of¬†4TU Centre of Excellence for the Built Environment¬†(2017-...)
  • Co-initiator and professor of Neerlands Diep Academy's¬†Core¬†Program on Project Management¬†for Public Clients (2008-...)

other functions/roles (selection)

  • member of the SER coreteam¬†human capital agenda for the energy transition¬†(2019-..);
  • Co-Chair of the core team of the Aphalt Research Impuls program (2017-2022);
  • Initiator and director of ZoARG i.e. a program to streamline inner-city infrastructure project and to enhance safety and new technologies in subsurface utilities ‚Äď to prevent excavation damages and digging incidents (2013-‚Ķ)
  • Initiator and director of Asphalt Paving Research & Innovation (ASPARi) (2005-‚Ķ);
  • Co-initiator and scientific advisor of board Pioneering and cluster Construction of the Innovation Platform Twente (2005-2019);
  • Co-inititiator Field lab Digitalization Engery Transition Twente (FiDETT) (2020-...);¬†
  • Member editorial adv board "Construction Management & Economics"; (09- ‚Ķ);


Ancillary activities

  • VVE Dikkers2governing society of house owners
  • ADoBztraining, advice and coaching (éénmanszaak)
  • D66 afd Hengelo-Bornetreasurer local chapter of national political party

My research pivots around competition (markets), cooperation (organisations) and innovation dynamics in construction industry. Preferred perspectives (theory): neo-institutional economics, evolutionary economics and industrial organization and entrepreneurship. The aim is to understand and enhance industry change and technology adoption in the construction industry, in particular for infrastructures (roads, bridges, canals, utilities etc). Starting from 2020 I take special interest in innovations/approaches required to deal with the overhaul of utility networks for energy transition in the build environment. the projected shortage of human capital requires radical new approaches to integration to elevate learning- and innovation curves. 

As researcher, I feel most related to¬†systematic neo-pragmatism, and take pride in linking Science & Practice (‚ÄúPasteur‚Äôs quadrant‚ÄĚ). Over the years, I progressed from the¬†social science¬†paradigm towards the¬†design science¬†paradigm (engaged scholarship); aiming at constructive intervention based on excellence in analysis and reflection.¬†Current special research interests/aims are:

  • Human Capital Agenda for the societal challenges in the Built Environment: Energy Transition, Climate Adaptation and Resilience. Digitalization¬†is a challenge as well as an enabler.¬†
  • Structural inertia in systems of education, innovation and implementation that prevent integration of learning, innovation and implementation; structures that obstruct the¬†triple/quadruple helix¬†towards more productive approaches for the energy transition;
  • The impact/leverage of public procurement on dynamics in construction industry; particularly for ‚Äėsustainability trajectories/transitions‚Äô
  • Technology as source for competitiveness for construction industry. Systems integrators as drivers for innovation and construction industry reform. New business paradigms, professionalism & SMART technologies in asphalt road construction (ASPARi) and utility networks (ZoARG).
  • Regional Knowledge & Innovation Clusters in Construction Industry (several projects): focus on systems engineering, SMART Technologies, GPS/GIS pervasive systems and location based services.
  • Developing UT campus as living lab for 3D mapping of subsurface infrastructure and utility networks. Developing smart ways to enhance reliability of instalment and maintenance of infrastructure networks in urban spaces (non invasive inner-city surgery). Both related to ‚Äėstreamlining inner city infrastructure project‚Äô and ‚Äėreduction of excavation damages and digging incidents‚Äô;
  • Integration of Design Methodologies (as systems engineering; value engineering), Building Information Modelling (3D/4D/5D), Construction process modelling (simulation), maintenance and asset management (life cycle approach).¬†
  • Project evaluations: particularly projects implementing new tendering and contracting approaches seeking process integration and improvement of client-contractor cooperation;¬†


The slow implementation of sustainable innovations in the asphalt paving sector: the role of actors and their interactions (E-pub ahead of print/First online). Ruiz, A., Vinke - de Kruijf, J., Santos, J., Volker, L. & Doree, A. penetrating radar at work: A realistic perspective on utility surveying in the Netherlands through a comprehensive ground-truth dataset, Article 110329. Huurne, R. B. A. t., Scholtenhuis, L. L. O. & Dorée, A. G. development to estimate the Pavement Interaction effects on vehicle fuel consumption. University of Twente. Uva, I. N.Data-driven Analysis of Urban Heat Island Phenomenon Based on Street Typology, Article 105170. Pena Acosta, M., Vahdatikhaki, F., Santos, J., Jarro, S. P. & Doree, A. Bridge Thermal Response for Bridge Load Rating and Condition Assessment: A Parametric Study, Article 20. Marchenko, A., Kromanis, R. & Dorée, A. G. in paving operations, too little or too much?: Effectiveness and usability assessment of implementing different degrees of automation in Paving Operator Support Systems. University of Twente. Makarov, D. health monitoring of inland navigation structures and ports:: a review on developments and challenges, 605-645. Negi, P., Kromanis, R., Dorée, A. G. & Wijnberg, K. M. Innovation Processes in the Asphalt Paving Sector: Analysis of Actors, Interactions, and InstitutionsIn 2024 Transportation Research Board (TRB) 103rd Annual Meeting. Transportation Research Board (TRB). Ruiz, A., Santos, J., Vinke - de Kruijf, J., Volker, L. & Dorée, A.

Research profiles

Teaching and education related Activities: 

  • most effort given to supervision of BSc, MSc, EngD and PhD projects
  • Postgraduate (current): Core faculty for Dutch States‚Äô Project Academy (now called NeerlandsDiep), main areas: [1] dynamic in the construction industry; [2] developing reflective practice; [3] economic organization theory, [4] contracting schemes, trust & cooperation;
  • Developing a¬†life long learning¬†portfolio for¬†energy transition in the build environment;
  • member of the program committee of the EngD CE program; 4TU Centre of Excellence Management team; mentor for employees of other faculties;¬†

Affiliated study programs

Courses academic year 2023/2024

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.

Courses academic year 2022/2023


University of Twente

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7522 LW Enschede

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