(Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile)
Prof. Alfredo Serpell is a Professor of Construction Management at the Department of Construction Engineering and Management of the School of Engineering of the Catholic University of Chile. He holds a Civil Engineer degree from the Catholic University of Chile and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, USA. He is very active in research on knowledge management, construction quality and productivity, construction business management, construction innovation and entrepreneurship, risk management, and project management. He teaches classes both at graduate and undergraduate levels. Professor Serpell is an active member of the Project Management Institute, the American Society for Quality and the AACE International, and the President of the Chilean Corporation of Project Management, a Member Association of the International Project Management Association.