Prof. Dr. techn. Philip Sander

has held the professorship in Construction Management at the institute of the same name of the Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences since October 1, 2019.

His research focuses on the development of innovative approaches for the successful delivery of large-scale projects, in particular with regard to management processes and the consideration of uncertainties in combination with modeling and simulation of construction processes. After studying civil engineering at the Technical University of Dresden, Mr. Philip Sander obtained his doctorate at the University of Innsbruck with the topic “Probabilistische Risiko-Analyse für Bauprojekte” (Probabilistic Risk Analysis for Construction Projects). After working in South Africa, Essen and Sindelfingen, he led the RiskConsult GmbH team in Innsbruck as of 2009.

Since then, Mr. Sander has supported major international projects and their organizations (e.g. Koralm railway tunnel, New York City Subway, deep geological repository for the disposal of radioactive waste in Switzerland) in the areas of cost and risk management, reliability analyses, software development, organizational development, as well as in the design of incentive-based project delivery and contract models. Based on the theoretical understanding one of his goals is to process research results in such a way that once implemented they add value to real projects. In 2018, for example, the project team of the Lima International Airport development program received the IQ Award of the International Construction Project Management Association (ICPMA). The award was presented for the use of innovative and forward-looking tools and processes for the risk management system implemented with Mr. Sander’s participation.

Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences