M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management

Research Faculty

Faculty members who direct master’s and doctoral students:
Sherry Ahrentzen, Ph.D.
Housing/Residential: Building Performance for Occupant Health, Post-Occupancy Evaluation, Community/Neighborhood Development, Sustainability, Special Populations

 

Chimay Anumba, Ph.D.
Collaborative design, construction engineering and informatics, intelligent systems, knowledge management, cyber-physical systems, project management

 

Abdol Chini, Ph.D.
Construction Quality Management, Concrete Properties, Recycling and Reuse of Construction Materials, and Deconstruction

 

Aaron Costin, Ph.D.
Building Information Modeling (BIM), Bridge Information Modeling (BrIM), Design Computing, Ontologies, Construction Safety and Productivity, Emerging Technologies, Facilities Management

 

Ian Flood, Ph.D.
Empirical Modeling of Engineered Systems; Computer-based Modeling of Construction Processes, and Development of Web and Interactive Educational Techniques

 

Bryan Franz, Ph.D.
Delivery methods and contracting strategies, project team integration, team development, leadership in organizations

 

Masoud Gheisari, Ph.D.
Human-Centered Technology, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Building Information Modeling, Virtual Humans and Avatars, Unmanned Aerial Systems/Vehicles (UASs/UAVs) Educational Technology, Human-Computer/Robot Interaction

 

R. Raymond Issa, Ph.D.
Construction Law; Structural Analysis and Design; Database Systems; Intelligent Computing; Construction Ontologies and Semantics; Neural Networks; Virtual and Augmented Reality; Building Information Modeling (BIM); Facilities Management; Laser Scanning Applications; Data Mining; Smart Devices and UAV Applications in Construction; Data Interoperability; Flexible and Dynamic Process Modeling and Workflow Integration; and Operations, Maintenance, Damage Assessment, Repair and Rehabilitation of Structures.

 

Charles J. Kibert, Ph.D.
Environmental Impacts of Construction, Sustainability, Recycling, Green Building, and Deconstruction

 

Rui Liu, Ph.D.
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, and Smart Cities

 

R. Edward Minchin, Jr., Ph.D.
Automated, Real Time Construction Quality Control; Construction Contract Administration and Project Control

 

Larry C. Muszynski, Ph.D.
Structural Materials Research and Development, Repair and Rehabilitation, Corrosion of Reinforcing Steel in Concrete, Structural Materials Testing and Evaluation, Failure Analysis and Repair Materials, Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials

 

Paul Oppenheim, Ph.D.
Heating and Air Conditioning, Home Building

 

Robert J. Ries, Ph.D.
Green Building, Sustainable Development, Life Cycle Assessment in the Construction Process

 

Ajay Shanker, Ph.D.
Structural Engineering, Steel, Concrete, Timber, Formwork, Wind Engineering, Hurricane Shelters, Composites,
Radon, Hurricane Resistant Construction, Restoration of Existing Buildings, and Coastal Construction

 

Ravi Srinivasan, Ph.D.
Low/Net Zero Energy (NZE) Buildings

 

Faculty members who direct masters students:
Michael Cook, JD
Cost Engineering, Project Estimating, Controls and Supervision, Purchasing Supervision, Estimating Environment

 

James G. Sullivan, Ph.D.
Sustainable Construction, Estimating, Techniques, Worker Productivity Training