UF Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Advanced Construction Information Modeling (CACIM), Rinker School of Construction Management, University of Florida, USA.
R. Raymond Issa, Ph.D., J.D., P.E., F.ASCE, API is an engineer, lawyer and computer scientist and UF Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Advanced Construction Information Modeling (CACIM), Rinker School of Construction Management, University of Florida. Raymond specializes and teaches in the areas of BIM/VDC, AI/ML, industrialized construction, construction management, construction law, information technology, ontologies and semantics and structures and foundations and is an advocate for technology integration in the AECO industry.
Raymond is in demand as a keynote speaker on BIM, AR/VR, technology integration, manufactured construction, resiliency and creativity and innovation. Raymond has completed over $10 million in grants; his authorship includes over 350 publications and he has chaired over 350 Masters and over 60 Ph.D. committees. Raymond was elected an ASCE Fellow in 2009; received the ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering Award in 2012; was elected to the Pan American Academy of Engineering (API) in 2014 and received the 2015 Best Paper Award from the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (JCEM).
Raymond currently serves as Chief Editor of the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering; Editorial Board Member of Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management (ECAM); Chair of the International Society of Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ISCCBE) BOD; Chair of the Academic interoperability Coalition (AiC); Member of the Board of Directors of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER); and ASCE representative to Pan-American Federation of Engineering Societies (UPADI) and UPADI Vice-President for North America. Raymond is also a member of or active in several other organizations including ASCE, API, Chi Epsilon, CIB W78, EG-ICE and Sigma Nu.