Jaume
Armengou

Lecturer of Managerial Decision Sciences

• Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Jaume Armengou is a member of IESE’s Executive Committee of IESE as Secretary General from September 2018, and is part of the Faculty in the Managerial Decision Sciences department.

He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (1991). He did a PDG in IESE in 2005.

In 1995, he founded a start-up offering consulting for civil engineering projects. He sold it in 2003 to Prefabricaciones y Contratas, S.A.U. (PRECON, Ciments Molins group), becoming technical director and joining its steering committee. He is a founding member of Ciments Molins R+D+I committee.

In 2007 he joined the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya as Vice Chancellor for Academic Planning and Faculty and as a professor at the School of Architecture. In 2016 he became Vice Chancellor for Academic Planning and International Relations.

He was Visiting Scholar for a year (2012-2013) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, participating in the research project “Singapore-Berkeley Building Efficiency and Sustainability in the Tropics”.

He has taught and collaborated in research projects mainly at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya; the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya; the University of Navarra; the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Piura. He is a member of the Royal European Academy of Doctors and Chairman of its Technological Sciences Section.

He has invented, patented and registered several models for utility, patents and computer programs, all of them licensed and with hundreds of applications.

His research focuses on project management (decision making, sustainability, labor risks, ethics) and structural design in civil engineering.


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Publications

Journal Articles (refereed)

PONS, O., CASANOVAS-RUBIO, M. D. M., ARMENGOU, J., DE LA FUENTE, A. (2021). Sustainability-driven decision-making model. Case Study of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Foundation Piles. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 147 (10). doi:10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0002073.
JOSA, I., DE LA FUENTE, A., CASANOVAS-RUBIO, M. D. M., ARMENGOU, J., AGUADO, A. (2021). Sustainability-oriented model to decide on concrete pipeline reinforcement. Sustainability, 13 (6), Article 3026. doi:10.3390/su13063026.
CASANOVAS-RUBIO, M. D. M., CHRISTEN , C., VALAREZO, L. M., BOFILL, J., FILIMON , N., ARMENGOU., J. (2020). Decision-Making Tool for Enhancing the Sustainable Management of Cultural Institutions: Season Content Programming at Palau De La Música Catalana. Sustainability, 12 (14), Article 5785. doi:10.3390/su12145785.
CASANOVAS-RUBIO, M. D. M., RAMOS, G., ARMENGOU, J. (2020). Minimizing the social impact of construction work on mobility. A decision-making method. Sustainability, 12 (3), 1 - 19. doi:10.3390/su12031183.
DE LA FUENTE, A., CASANOVAS-RUBIO, M. D. M., PONS, O., ARMENGOU, J. (2019). Sustainability of Column-Supported RC Slabs: Fiber Reinforcement as an Alternative. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 145 (7). doi:10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001667.
CABALLERO MORENO, W. G., ALEGRE, I., ARMENGOU, J., AGUADO, A. (2019). Self-construction in informal settlements. a multiple-criteria decision-making method for assessing sustainability of floor slabs in Bucaramanga, Colombia. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 34 (1), 195 - 217. doi:10.1007/s10901-018-9606-5.
MOSALAM, K. M., ALIBRANDI, U., LEE, H., ARMENGOU, J. (2018). Performance-based engineering and multi-criteria decision analysis for sustainable and resilient building design. Structural Safety, 74, 1 - 13. doi:10.1016/j.strusafe.2018.03.005.
CASANOVAS-RUBIO, M. D. M., ARMENGOU, J. (2018). Decision-making tool for the optimal selection of a domestic water-heating system considering economic, environmental and social criteria. application to Barcelona (Spain). RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS, 91, 741 - 753. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2018.04.040.
BASTONS, M., ARMENGOU, J. (2017). Realism and impartiality. making sustainability effective in decision-making. Science and Engineering Ethics, 23 (4), 969 - 987. doi:10.1007/s11948-016-9850-6.
DE LA FUENTE, A., ARMENGOU, J., PONS, O., AGUADO, A. (2017). Multi-criteria decision-making model for assessing the sustainability index of wind-turbine support systems. application to a new precast concrete alternative. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 23 (2). doi:https://doi.org/10.3846/13923730.2015.1023347.

Book Chapters

BASTONS, M., BENGURÍA, R., ARMENGOU, J., REY, C. (2020). Mission-based corporate sustainability. the Aigües de Barcelona model. In Díaz Díaz, B.; Capaldi, N.; Idowu, S.O.; Schmidpeter, R. (Eds.), Responsible business in a changing world: new management approaches for sustainable development (pp. 311 - 328). Cham: Springer International Publishing.