UF College of Design, Construction & Planning

Rui Liu

Assistant Professor
M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management
Phone Number: 352-273-1168

Ph.D., Design, Construction, and Planning, University of Florida
Master's of Science, Information Systems and Operations Management, University of Florida
Master's of Management, Construction Management, Tianjin University
Bachelor's of Management, Project Management, Tianjin University
Bachelor's of Science, Applied Mathematics, Tianjin University

Biographical Information:

Research Interest:

  • Building Information Modeling
  • Facility Management
  • BIM Software Development
  • GIS and BIM Integration
  • Construction Economics and Urbanization
  • Big Data and Cloud Computing
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
  • Sensing and Indoor Localization
  • Smart Cities


Assistant Professor, Department of Construction Science, College of Architecture, Construction and Planning,
University of Texas at San Antonio


  • CM-BIM
  • OSHA 30 Hour Outreach Training
  • Green Globe Professional (GGP)

Awards and Honors:

  • 2015 Best Paper Award, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
  • Outstanding Presentation, The 1st International Shanghai “Global BIM” Summit, 2015
  • Best Paper Award (International), International Conference on Innovative Technologies in Construction 2014
  • Fiatech Student Scholarship
  • Rinker Alumni Fellowship
  • CEMEX Scholarship, twice
  • Rinker Material Scholarship
  • Outstanding Student, multiple times, Tianjin University

Memberships & Involvement:

  • Co-Chair: Alamo BIM Peer Group
  • A.M.ASCE, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Construction Institute (CI)
  • Member, Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)
  • Member, ASC (Associated Schools of Construction)
  • ASCE Construction Research Congress (CRC)
  • Associated Schools of Construction (ASC)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)


  • 3D visualization of sub-surface pipelines in connection with the building utilities: Integrating GIS and BIM
    for facility management
  • Cloud-based deep immersive game for human egress data collection: a framework
  • Introducing Building Information Modeling Course into a Newly Developed Construction Program with Various
    Student Backgrounds
  • Cloud-Based Interactive Probabilistic Simulation for AEC Industry

Published Papers:

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=GycfidMAAAAJ& hl=en&oi=sra