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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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