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)

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), 5785. doi:https://doi.org/10.3390/su12145785.
CASANOVAS-RUBIO, M. D. M., RAMOS, G., ARMENGOU ORÚS, J. (2020). Minimizing the social impact of construction work on mobility. a decision-making method. Sustainability, 12 (3), 1 - 19. doi:https://doi.org/10.3390/su12031183.
DE LA FUENTE, A., CASANOVAS-RUBIO, M. D. M., PONS, O., ARMENGOU ORÚS, 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 ORÚS, 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 ORÚS, J. (2018). Performance-based engineering and multi-criteria decision analysis for sustainable and resilient building design. Structural Safety, 74, 1 - 13. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.strusafe.2018.03.005.
CASANOVAS-RUBIO, M. D. M., ARMENGOU ORÚS, 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 and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 91, 741 - 753. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2018.04.040.
BASTONS, M., ARMENGOU ORÚS, J. (2017). Realism and impartiality. making sustainability effective in decision-making. Science and Engineering Ethics, 23 (4), 969 - 987. doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s11948-016-9850-6.
DE LA FUENTE, A., ARMENGOU ORÚS, 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.
DE LA FUENTE, A., BLANCO, A., ARMENGOU ORÚS, J., AGUADO, A. (2017). Sustainability based-approach to determine the concrete type and reinforcement configuration of TBM tunnels linings. case study: extension line to Barcelona airport T1. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 61, 179 - 188. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tust.2016.10.008.
BASTONS, M., ARMENGOU ORÚS, J. (2016). Human habitat, space and place. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 29 (4), 559 - 570. doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10806-016-9617-8.

Book Chapters

BASTONS, M., BENGURÍA, R., ARMENGOU ORÚS, 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.