Research Team


This BIM Wiki is being developed through a buildingSMART allianceā„¢ research project. The project is led by the Computer Integrated Construction (CIC) Research Program at Penn State with funding provided by The Charles Pankow Foundation, The Construction Industry Institute, The Penn State University Office of Physical Plant, and the Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence.

CIC Research Program team members

  • John Messner, Director of the CIC Research Program
  • Chimay Anumba, Professor and Head of Architectural Engineering
  • Sam Hunter, Assist. Professor of Psychology
  • Craig Dubler, PhD Student, Architectural Engineering
  • Colleen Kasprzak, MS Student, Architectural Engineering
  • Chitwan Saluja, MS Student, Architectural Engineering
  • Nevena Zikic, MS Student, Architectural Engineering
  • Shane Goodman, BAE/MAE Student, Architectural Engineering
  • Ralph Kreider, PhD Student, Architectural Engineering

Board of Advisors

  • Deke Smith, Executive Director of buildingSMART Alliance (Industry Champion)
  • Ed Gannon, Manager of Design Services, Penn State Office of Physical Plant
  • Mark Butler, HDR
  • Derek Cunz, Director of Project Development, Mortenson Construction
  • Mark Falzarano, Barton Malow Company
  • Francois Grobler, Ph.D., US Army CERL and IAI - North America
  • Steve Hagan, Project Knowledge Center, U.S. General Services Administration
  • Mark Konchar, Vice President, Balfour Beatty Construction
  • Soad Kousheshi, President, AEC Strategy
  • Rob Leicht, BIM Manager, DPR Construction
  • Victor Sanvido, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Southland Industries

Sponsor Representatives

  • Bob Tener, Director, The Charles Pankow Foundation
  • Steve Thomas, Director of Research, The Construction Industry Institute