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Grant, Aneurin

Dr. Aneurin "Nye" Grant

  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Mechanical Engineering
  • Office Location: Building 70, Room 124
  • Campus: 850.857.6451


Dr. Nye Grant has taught in the University of West Florida Building Construction since 2010. He has taught a variety of courses during his time at UWF, and taken the opportunity to broaden his teaching and research interests. Dr. Grant aims to provide the best educational experience possible for students in the program through project-based learning, real-world scenarios and assignments, and hands-on, field experiences.

Dr. Grant worked for Moss and Associates Construction Management, LLC, and as a Senior Planner for the Orange County Division prior to earning his Ph.D. in Construction Management from the University of Florida in 2010.

Through teaching and field experience, Dr. Grant has developed interests in many aspects of construction science. He has published work in Sustainable Construction, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Water Conservation, Affordable Housing, and Construction Safety. His work has been featured in peer-reviewed publications such as Building Research and Information, the Journal of Industrial Ecology, the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, Journal of Green Building, Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, and Safety Science. Dr. Grant’s current research agenda includes Developing World Building Technologies, Urban Metabolism, Rudimentary Structures, Alternative Building Materials, Rudimentary Structures, Water Conservation, Rapid and Additive Manufacturing.

Degrees & Institutions:

Dr. Grant holds a Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) in Social Ecology from the University of California Irvine. He completed his graduate education at the University of Florida, completing a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning (M.A.U.R.P.) in 2003, and a Ph.D. in Construction Management in 2010.

Classes Taught:

  • BCN 2272 – Blueprint Reading
  • BCN 3224 – Construction Materials and Methods
  • BCN 3281C – Construction Surveying and Building Layout
  • BCN 3590 – Sustainable Construction
  • BCN 3731 – Construction Safety
  • BCN 3762 – Building Codes
  • BCN 4461 – Soils, Concrete, and Masonry
  • BCN 4564 – Construction Mechanics II
  • BCN 4720C – Scheduling
  • BCN 4940 – Construction Internship/Capstone
  • ETI 3445 – Estimating
  • EGN 3631 – Principles of Engineering Economy

Special Interests:

Sustainable Construction, Urban Metabolism, Adequate and Affordable Housing, Water Conservation, Environmental Assessment

Computer Skills and Credentials

  • Primavera Project Manager
  • Timberline Estimating Software
  • AutoCAD
  • OSHA 500 Outreach Trainer (to be renewed November 2018)


  • Grant A, Mayo G and A Heitman. A Comparison of Sealed and Ventilated Attic Spaces: A Case Study of Residential Attic Design. Journal of Green Building, accepted for publication February 28, 2018.
  • Grant A, McKinney N and R Ries. An Approach to Quantifying Rainwater Harvesting Potential Using Imagery, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and LiDAR Data. Water Science and technology: Water Supply. doi: 10.2166/ws.2017.026
  • Grant, A. and Jimmie Hinze (2014). Analysis of OSHA Fatality Data and Recommended Safety Procedures for Setting Trusses. Safety Science. 65: 54 – 62.
  • Grant A, Ries R and Kibert C (2014). Life Cycle Assessment and Service Life Prediction – A Case Study of Building Envelope Materials, Journal of Industrial Ecology. 18(2): 187 – 200.
  • Grant A and Ries R (2013). Impact of building service life models on life cycle assessment. Building Research and Information. 41(2): 168-186.


  • Alibašić, H. Morgan, D. Douthat, T. and A Grant. (2018) Urban Form, Land Development Characteristics, and Residential Housing Efficiency: Spatial Analysis of Energy Efficiency Using Land Development Characteristics and Building Performance Indicators - Paper Prepared for the Local Governance and Sustainability Conference - The Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, January 4-7, 2018, New Orleans, LA.
  • Hinze J. and Aneurin Grant (2012). Causes of Construction Worker Fatalities That Involve Stepladders. CIB W099 International Conference on Modeling & Building Health & Safety. Singapore, September 10-12, 2012.

Keywords: Sustainable Construction, Urban Metabolism, Adequate and Affordable Housing, Water Conservation, Environmental Assessment