Eric Wetzel

Associate Professor and Director of the Construction Automation, Robotics & Visualization Laboratory

Eric Wetzel

McWhorter School of Building Science

Bachelor of Science in Building Construction, Master of Building Construction, Ph.D. in Building Construction

334 M. Miller Gorrie Center Phone: (334) 844-5431

Ph.D. in Environmental Design and Planning, Virginia Tech, 2016
Master of Building Construction (MBC), Auburn University, 2009
Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, Western Kentucky University, 2008

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Accredited Professional, Building Design + Construction (LEED-AP, BD+C)

Eric Wetzel is an Associate Professor in the Auburn University McWhorter School of Building Science. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses such as Estimating, Advanced Research Methods II, Information and Communication Technology for Construction II, Scheduling and Field Operations and more.

Wetzel serves as the director of the Construction Automation, Robotics & Visualization Laboratory, or CARV Lab, which aims to develop solutions to many of the most difficult problems in construction, and is also the primary handler for “Mac,” BSCI’s four-legged robotic dog designed for data collection, exploration and construction site documentation.

Interest areas in research and practice:
Construction Robotics
BIM / Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality / Visualization
Active Learning and Educational Technologies
Project Controls

National leadership positions:
Standards - American Council of Construction Education (ACCE)