Carla Lopez del Puerto

Del Puerto & Associates, LLC
P4500 Seneca Street, Ste 26
Fort Collins, CO 80526


• PhD, General Engineering
• Saint Louis University, 2009
• M.S., Construction Administration Unversity of Oklahoma, 2003
• B.S., Architecture, Universidad de las America Puebla, Mexico with honors, 2001
• Design-Build Professional, 2009;
• OSHA Construction Outreach Trainer, 2009;
• LEED Accredited Professional, 2009;
• Certified Cost Consultant, 2006;
• Registered Architect in Mexico, 2001

Areas of Expertise

• Cost Estimating
• Planning and Scheduling
• Architectural Design
• Sustainable design and construction
• Life cycle cost analysis
• Alternative project delivery methods
• Construction administration
• Construction safety
• Latino issues in construction
• Construction Spanish instruction

Recent Publications:

“Keys to Success in Mega-Project Management in Mexico and the United States: A Case Study,” 2012,ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, with J. Shane

“Comparative Analysis of Owner Goals for Design/Build Projects,” 2008, Journal of Management in Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 24 (1), pp. 32-39 with D. Gransberg & J. Shane

“Relating Cost Growth from the Initial Estimate Versus Design Fee for Transportation Projects,” 2007, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, Vol. 133 (6), pp. 1-5, with D. Gransberg & D. Humphrey.

“Cost Savings from Hispanic-Oriented Safety Programs,” 2007 Transactions, AACE, International, Nashville, Tennessee, with D. Slattery

Selected Research Projects:

Principal Investigator: “Green Construction Institutional and Human Development Program,” Mexico Ministry for Higher Education for Development and United States Agency for International Development 2011-2015.

Co-Principal Investigator: “Safety Culture and Risk Perception Differences between Latino and Non-Latino Construction Workers, CSU, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 2010-2011.

Co-Principal Investigator: “Airport Maintenance Roles in Design, Construction, Commissioning, and Activation,” Airport Cooperative Research Program Project 09-07, Transportation Research Board, 2012-2014.

Co-Principal Investigator: “Project Management Strategies for Complex Projects,” SHRP2 Project R-10, TRB, 2010-2012

Professional Experience: Cost Estimator/Designer, The Benham Companies, Oklahoma City, OK and Saint Louis, MO., 2003-2006; Construction Manager and Project Control Engineer, Buenaventura, Monterrey, Mexico, 2000-2001; Architectural Designer, Centro de Estudios Regionales, Puebla, Mexico, 1999; Architectural Designer, PEMARTE, Xalapa, Mexico, 1998.

Academic Experience: Assistant Professor, Construction Management Department, Colorado State University, 2010-present; Instructor, Civil Engineering Department, Southern Illinois University, 2006-2009.Adjunct Professor, Construction Science Division, University of Oklahoma; 2008-2009.

Federal/State DBE Contract Status: Hispanic Woman-owned Small Business Colorado DBE #6603