UF College of Design, Construction & Planning

R. Raymond Issa

Director of M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management Director of Center for Advanced Construction Information Modeling
M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management
Phone Number: 352-273-1152
Biographical Information:

Education
Ph.D. Civil Engineering 1981
B.S.C.E. 1976
M.S.C.E. 1978
J.D. Law, 1985; Licensed P.E.

Special Fields
Construction Law; Project Management; Modular/Manufactured Construction; Human Resources/Organizational Behavior; Construction Ontologies and Semantics; Virtual and Augmented Reality; Building Information Modeling (BIM); Facilities Management; Laser Scanning Applications; Smart Devices and UAV Applications in Construction; Flexible and Dynamic Process Modeling and Workflow Integration; Database Systems; Intelligent Computing; Neural Networks; Data Mining; Data Interoperability; Structural Analysis and Design; Operations, Maintenance, Damage Assessment, Repair and Rehabilitation of Structures; Discrete Field Analysis; Finite Elements Analysis, Dynamic and Elastic Stability, Experimental Stress Analysis of Structures; Analysis/Design of Guyed Structures; and Soils and Foundations Analysis.

Employers
Consultant to various construction companies and on several engineering projects; Professor of Computer and Information Sciences; Mississippi Valley State University; Associate Professor, Architectural and Construction Engineering Technology; University of Southern Mississippi; ASEE/NASA 1992 Summer Fellow.

Publications
Over 300 books, book chapters, journal papers, and conference proceedings papers.

Member
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); American Arbitration Association; Sigma Lambda Chi; Chi Epsilon.

Professional Service
Chief Editor, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering; Vice President for North America, Pan American Association of Engineering Societies; Board of Directors, National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

Honors
Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers; University of Florida Research Professor; 2012 ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering Award; Pan American Engineering Academy.