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Andrew South

Assistant Professor
Full-Time Faculty

BYU Civil & Construction Engineering
Provo, UT 84602


Andrew South is passionate about understanding and addressing complicated human development problems at the intersection of the built environment, society, and the natural environment. In particular,reseraching sustainable solutions to housing and infrastructure challenges with multiple stakeholder interests across long time horizons. He is a co-founder of South Industries, a construction firm that specializes in high efficiency / high resiliency monolithic concrete domes and concrete shell structures. He has been involved in numerous international construction and development projects, including low cost housing in emerging economies. He earned a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Masters in Sociology from Stanford University. His undergraduate studies included construction and business management at Brigham Young University. He now primarily teaches company operations and management for construction & engineering companies, real estate development, construction contracts & law, and sustainable community development.

Research Interests

Stakeholder Engagement
Ethics and Sustainability
Project Organization and Governance
Sustainable Community Development
Global Housing Solutions for Low Income Populations

Teaching Interests

Sustainable Communities
Real Estate Development
Business Operations for Construction and Engineering Companies


  • Civil and Environmental Engineering, Sustainable Design and Construction , Stanford University (2019)
  • Sociology, , Stanford University (2014)
  • Construction Management, , Social Innovation, Brigham Young University (2011)
  • Construction Management, , Business Management, Brigham Young University (2003)

Courses Taught