R. Raymond Issa
Areas of Focus:
Construction IT: Digital Twins, BIM/VDC, AI/ML, industrialized construction, construction management, construction law, ontologies and semantics and structures and foundations and is an advocate for technology integration in the AECO industry.
Bio: R. Raymond Issa, Ph.D., J.D., P.E., F.ASCE, API is an engineer, lawyer and computer scientist and UF Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Advanced Construction Information Modeling (CACIM), Rinker School of Construction Management, University of Florida. Raymond specializes and teaches in the areas of Digital Twins, BIM/VDC, AI/ML, industrialized construction, construction management, construction law, information technology, ontologies and semantics and structures and foundations and is an advocate for technology integration in the AECO industry. Raymond is in demand as a keynote speaker on BIM, AR/VR, technology integration, manufactured construction, resiliency and creativity and innovation. Raymond has completed over $8 million in grants; his authorship includes over 350 publications and he has chaired over 350 Masters and over 50 Ph.D. committees. Raymond was elected an ASCE Fellow in 2009; received the ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering Award in 2012; was elected to Pan American Academy of Engineering (API) in 2014 and received the 2015 Best Paper Award from the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (JCEM). Raymond currently serves as the Chief Editor of the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering; on the Editorial Board of Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management (ECAM); as VP for the North American Region of the Pan American Federation of Engineering Societies (UPADI); as Chair of the International Society of Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ISCCBE) Board of Directors, as Chair of the Academic interoperability Coalition (AiC) and as Member of the Board of Directors of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).