NSERC Industrial Research Chair in the Industrialization of Building Construction

Ryan Brown

Research Interests

Ryan’s research focuses on off-site and modular construction, production optimization, and lean processes.


Ryan completed a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at the University of Alberta and has experience in project coordination and estimating for commercial construction, project coordination for environmental remediation projects, as well as with designing a crane safety system.

Current Research

Ryan is currently working with an industry partner on production line improvement, productivity improvement, computer simulation, and lean integration as part of his master's thesis research. 


  • BSc in Civil Engineering (2017), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta


  • Brown, R., Barkokebas, B., Ritter, C., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “Predicting performance indicators using BIM and simulation for a wall assembly line.” Proceedings, International Group for Lean Construction, Dublin, Ireland, Jul. 1-7, pp. 853–862.
  • Brown, R., Ritter, C., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “Simulation based approach for the industrialization of a cabinet manufacturing facility.” Proceedings, 2019 Modular and Offsite Construction (MOC) Summit, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 21–24, 2019, pp. 301–308.

Ryan Brown

Ryan Brown

MSc student
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
5-362.32 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering