Wei Wu, Ph.D.,Wei Wu
Associate Professor
Ph.D., LEED AP BD+C, A.M.ASCE, CM-BIM

Email:  weiwu@mail.fresnostate.edu

Office: Engineering East, Room 132

Phone: (559) 278-6011

Mailing Address: 2320 E. San Ramon Ave., MS/EE 94
Fresno, CA 93740-8030

Faculty Advisor: Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Student Chapter

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Certifications & Qualifications:

  • 2015 - Certificate of Experiential Classroom
  • 2014 - The Green Building Initiative, Green Globes Professional
  • 2014 - AGC Certificate of Management – BIM (CM-BIM)
  • 2013 - Design Building Institute of America (DBIA) Core Curriculum Completion Certificates
  • 2007 - USGBC LEED Accredited Professional

Editorial & Scholarly Review:

Journals

  • ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering
  • ASCE Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice
  • Journal of Automation in Construction
  • Journal of Building and Environment
  • Journal of Building Information Modeling/Journal of National Institute of Building Science
  • Journal of Communications of the Association for Information Systems
  • Journal of Construction Economics and Management
  • Journal of Engineering & Technology Reference
  • Journal of Facilities
  • Journal of Sustainable Building Technology & Urban Development
  • Journal of Sustainable Cities & Society

Conferences

  • 2018 Construction Research Congress, Technical Committee; 12th BIM Academic Symposium & Job Task Review
  • 2017 11th BIM Academic Symposium & Job Task Review
  • 2016 International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction, Session Chair
  • 2016 10th Building Information Modeling Academic Symposium, Panelist, Session Chair
  • 2015 9th Building Information Modeling Academic Symposium, Panelist, Session Chair
  • 2014 ICCCBE & CIB W078, ASCE TCCIT: The International Scientific Committee, Session Chair
  • 2014 Construction Research Congress
  • 2013 CIB World Building Congress
  • 2013 8th Building Information Modeling Academic Symposium, Building Innovation
  • 2012 ASCE International Workshop of Computing in Civil Engineering, Technical Committee, Session Chair
  • 2011 ASCE International Workshop of Computing in Civil Engineering
  • 2011 6th Building Information Modeling Academic Symposium, EcoBuild America
  • 2010 5th Building Information Modeling Academic Symposium, EcoBuild America

Education:

  • PhD, Design, Construction and Planning, University of Florida, 2010
  • MSc, Environmental Change and Management, University of Oxford, 2005
  • BEng, Built Environment and Equipment Engineering, Hunan University, 2004

Grants & Funded Research:

  • PI, National Science Foundation, 2017, “EXP: Collaborative Research: Mixed Reality to Cultivate Apprenticeship Learning for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction”, $139,365, Funded: $139,365.
  • PI, Construction Employers’ Association Construction Management University Grant Program 2016, “Create a Technical Writing Expert Network (TWEN) for Construction Management Students in Central Valley”, $35,968, Funded: $20,000.
  • PI, California State University System, Course Redesign with Technology (CRT), 2016, $17,952, Funded: $16,952.
  • PI, California State University, Fresno, Office of the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs and Office of Institutional Effectiveness Assessment Grant, 2015-16, Funded: $5,400.
  • PI, California State University System Chancellor’s Office, Assigned Time for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities (RSCA), 2014-15, Funded: $5,000.
  • PI, California State University, Fresno, Office of the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs and Office of Institutional Effectiveness Assessment Grant, 2014-15, Funded: $5,500.
  • Co-PI, Construction Employers’ Association Construction Management University Grant Program 2014, “Improving CM Outreach and Recruiting via Social Media Solutions”, $34,969, Funded: $20,000.
  • PI, Construction Employers’ Association Construction Management University Grant Program 2013, “Design-Build Track in Construction Management”, Funded: $25,000.

Honors & Awards:

  • 2019 Provost's Award – Innovation, California State University, Fresno
  • 2018 Teaching Excellence Award, Associated Schools of Construction Region 7
  • 2015 Coleman Fellowship, The Coleman Foundation, California State University, Fresno

Industry Experience:

  • Faculty Intern, CRMC Fresno, McCarthy Building Companies, Fresno, CA, USA
  • Project Engineer, Hawkins Construction Inc., Tarpon Springs, FL, USA
  • Project Engineer, Guangdong Overseas Construction Group, Guangdong, China

Membership & Professional Affiliations:

  • Member, The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), January 2016 – Present
  • Member, INFORMS Simulation Society, January 2016 – Present
  • Adviser, The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), June 2015 – Present
  • Adviser, The Institute of Virtual Design and Construction (I-VDC), June 2015 – Present
  • Fellow, The Coleman Foundation, May 2015 – Present
  • Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), November 2014 – Present
  • Board Member, Board of Directors, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Central California Chapter, January 2014 – Present
  • Member, buildingSMART alliance Academic Interoperability Coalition (AiC) Steering Committee, National Institute of Building Science, March 2013 – Present
  • Member, buildingSMART alliance, March 2011 – Present
  • Member, Design Build Institute of America (DBIA), August 2013 – Present
  • Associate Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), August 2010 – Present.
  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Visualization Information Modeling & Simulation (VIMS) Committee, August 2012 – Present.
  • Member, BIM Curriculum, Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Education Committee, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Invited, January 2012 – October 2013.
  • Senior Fellow, Environmental Leadership Program (ELP), August 2008 – Present

Publications:

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Wu, W., Hartless, J., Tesei, A., Gunji, V., Ayer, S. K., and London, J. (2019). "Design Assessment in Virtual and Mixed Reality Environments: A Comparison of Novices and Experts." Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, In Press.

Barrows, M., Clevenger, C. M., Abdallah, M., and Wu, W. (2019). "Value of Certifications when Seeking Construction Employment." International Journal of Construction Education and Research, 15(1), 1-19.

Clevenger, C. M., Abdallah, M., Wu, W., and Barrows, M. (2019). "Assessing an Online Tool to Promote Sustainability Competencies in Construction Engineering Education." J Prof Iss Eng Ed Pr, 145(1): 04018014.

Wu, W., and Ye, L. (2018). "Analysis of BIM Development in American Construction Industry." Construction Science and Technology, 373(23), 89-94.

Wu, W., Mayo, G., McCuen, T. L., Issa, R. R. A., and Smith, D. K. (2018). "Building Information Modeling Body of Knowledge. I: Background, Framework, and Initial Development." Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 144(8): 04018065.

Wu, W., Mayo, G., McCuen, T. L., Issa, R. R. A., and Smith, D. K. (2018). "Building Information Modeling Body of Knowledge. II: Consensus Building and Use Cases." Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 144(8): 04018066.

Zhang, J., Wu, W., and Li, H. (2018). "Enhancing Building Information Modeling Competency among Civil Engineering and Management Students with Team-Based Learning." ASCE Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 144(2): 05018001.

Liu, F., Chen, C., and Wu, W. (2017). "Towards the Building Information Modeling-Based Capital Project Lifecycle Management in the Luxury Yacht Industry." Polish Maritime Research, 24(s1), 41-48.

Bagdasarov, Z., Luo, Y., and Wu, W. (2017). "The Influence of Tablet-Based Technology on the Development of Communication and Critical Thinking Skills: An Interdisciplinary Study." Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 49(1-2), 55-72, doi:10.1080/15391523.2017.1293576.

Wu W., Luo Y. (2016). “Pedagogy and assessment of student learning in BIM and sustainable design and construction”, Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 21, Special Issue 9th AiC BIM Academic Symposium & Job Task Analysis Review Conference, pg. 218-232, http://www.itcon.org/2016/15.

Wu, W., and Issa, R.R.A. (2014). “BIM Execution Planning in Green Building Projects: LEED as a Use Case”, ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering. 31(1), doi:10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000314.

Wu, W., and Issa, R.R.A. (2014). “BIM Education and Recruiting: Survey-Based Comparative Analysis of Perceptions, Issues and Collaboration Opportunities”, ASCE Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 140(2), 04013014.

Wu, W., and Issa, R.R.A. (2012). “Leveraging Cloud-BIM for LEED Automation”, Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 17, 367-385.

Wu, W., Issa, R.R.A., and Giel, B. (2012). “Integrate BIM and Sustainability Curriculum”, Special Issue of BIM: American Experience Sharing, ARCHICREATION, 10, 58-71.

Wu, W., Issa, R.R.A, and Pan, J. (2010). “Status of BIM in China’s AEC Industry”, Journal of Building Information Modeling, National Institute of Building Science, Fall 2010, 35-37.

Obonyo, E.A., and Wu, W. (2008). “Using web-based knowledge forums to internationalize construction education”, Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 13, 212-223.

Books & Monographs
Wu, W., and Issa, R.R.A. (2015). “Implementation of BIM in Green Building Project Delivery: Current Efforts and Possible Development via Integrated Process MapPIng.” In: Building Information Modeling: Applications and Practices, Issa and Olbina (Eds.), ASCE, Reston, Virginia.

Peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings

Hartless, J., Borders, J., Lam, C., Ayer, S. K., London, J., and Wu, W. (2018). "A New Approach to Testing Augmented- and Virtual-Reality to Support Tacit Knowledge Generation in Design Assessment." CONVR2018 Evolving Construction: Towards a technological revolution, R. Amor, and J. Dimyadi, eds., University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, 256-265.

Wu, W., Clevenger, C., and Abdallah, M. (2018). "Emerging Faculty Role in Open Digital Learning." 13th BIM Academic Symposium, Academic Interoperability Coalition, Las Vegas, NV, 2-10.

Wu, W., Tesei, A., Ayer, S. K., London, J., Luo, Y., and Gunji, V. (2018). "Closing the Skills Gap: Construction and Engineering Education Using Mixed Reality – A Case Study." Proc., 2018 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, IEEE, 1-5.

Wu, W., and Luo, Y. (2018). "Technological and Social Dimensions of Engaging Lower Division Undergraduate Construction Management and Engineering Students with Experiential and Project Based Learning." Proc., Construction Research Congress 2018, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA, 97-107.

Mayo, G., Wu, W., McCuen T., Issa, R.R.A, and Smith, D. (2018). "Implementation of the BIM Body of Knowledge (BOK) Framework for Program Planning in Academia." Proc., 12th BIM Academic Symposium & Job Task Analysis Review, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2-10.

Mayo, G., Wu, W., McCuen, T., Issa, R. R., and Smith, D (2017). "The BIM body of knowledge (BOK) for Facilities Management." Proc., IFMA World Workplace Houston Academic and Research (A&R) Track, IFMA, 72-84.

Zhang, J., Wu, W., and Li, H. (2017). "Develop a TBL-facilitated BIM education framework for civil engineering and management." Proc., 2017 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, 1-8.

Wu, W., Mayo, G., Issa, R. R., McCuen, T., and Smith, D. (2017). "Exploring the Body of Knowledge for Building Information Modeling Implementation Using the Delphi Method." Proc., ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering 2017, ASCE, Reston, VA, 211-219.

Clevenger, C.M., Abdallah, M., and Wu, W. (2017). "Advisory Board Feedback on Construction Education Learning Outcomes." Proc., 53rd ASC Annual International Conference, Apr. 5-8, Seattle, WA, 239-249.

Wu, W. (2017). "BIM Education in Open Digital Learning – Opportunities, Gaps and Faculty's Role." Proc., 11th BIM Academic Symposium & Job Task Analysis Review, April 3-4, Boston, MA.

Liu, F., Chen, C., and Wu, W. (2017). "Research on Intelligent Design of Luxury Yacht." Procedia Engineering, 174, 927-933, doi: 10.1016/j.proeng.2017.01.243.

Liu, F., Chen, C., and Wu, W. (2016). “Building Information Modeling-based Full Life Cycle Design for Luxury Yacht.” Proc., 16th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, July 6-8, Osaka, Japan.

Luo, Y., Wu, W., and Bagdasarov, Z. (2016). “Students' Perceptions of Tablet-Enhanced Learning Environment on the Development of Communication and Critical Thinking Skills: An Interdisciplinary Study.” Proc., ASEE’s 123rd Annual Conference & Exposition, June 26-29, New Orleans, LA.

Wu, W., and Hyatt, B. (2016). “Experiential and project-based learning in BIM for sustainable living with tiny solar houses.” Procedia Engineering, 145 (2016), 579 – 586, doi: 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.04.047

Wu, W., and Hyatt, B. (2016). “Integrating Building Information Modeling across an Undergraduate Construction Management Curriculum: Experiential Learning through a Tiny House Project.” Proc., 10th BIM Academic Symposium & Job Task Analysis Review, April 4-5, Orlando, FL.

Wu, W., and Kaushik, I. (2015). “A BIM-based Serious Gaming Prototype for Undergraduate Research and Education in Design for Sustainable Aging”, Proc., Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) 2015, 1091-1102.

Wu, W., and Y. Luo (2015). “Investigating the Synergies of Sustainability and Building Information Modeling through Collaborative Project-based Learning”, Proc., ASEE’s 122nd Annual Conference & Exposition, June 14-17, Seattle, WA, ISBN: 978-0-692-50180-1.

Wu, W., and Kaushik, I. (2015). “Design for aging with Building Information Modeling and Game Engine Integration”, Proc., ASEE’s 122nd Annual Conference & Exposition, June 14-17, Seattle, WA, ISBN: 978-0-692-50180-1.

Luo, Y., and Wu, W. (2015). “Sustainable Design with BIM Facilitation in Project-based Learning”, Procedia Engineering, 118, Proc., 2015 International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction, May 10-13, Chicago, IL., 819-826.

Wu, W., Li, W., Law, D., and Na, W. (2015). “Improving data center energy efficiency using a cyber-physical systems approach: integration of building information modeling and wireless sensor networks”, Procedia Engineering, 118, Proc., 2015 International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction, May 10-13, Chicago, IL, 1266-1273.

Wu, W., and Kaushik, I. (2015). “Design for sustainable aging: improving design communication through building information modeling and game engine integration”, Proc., 2015 International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction, May 10-13, Chicago, IL, 926-933.

Wu, W., and Y. Luo (2015). “Project-based Learning for Enhanced BIM Implementation in the Sustainability Domain”, Proc., 9th BIM Academic Symposium & Job Task Analysis Review, Apr. 7-8, Washington, DC, pg. 2-9.

Zoghi, M., Chini, A.R., Luo, V., Wu, W., and Hyatt, B. (2015). “Curricular innovation to integrate sustainability for global grand challenges”, QScience Proceedings (Engineering Leaders Conference 2014), 2015:53 http://dx.doi.org/10.5339/qproc.2015.elc2014.53

Wu, W., Yang, X., and Fan, Q. (2014). “GIS-BIM Based Virtual Facility Energy Assessment (VFEA) – Framework Development and Use Case of California State University, Fresno”, Proc., 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, June 23-25, Orlando, FL, pg. 339-346.

Wu, W., and Issa, R.R.A. (2014). “Key Issues in Workforce Planning and Adaptation Strategies for BIM Implementation in Construction Industry”, Proc., 2014 Construction Research Congress, May 19-21, Atlanta, GA, pg. 847-856.

Wu, W., & Zhou, H. (2014). “BIM for Sustainable Construction: A Strategic Framework for Handling Challenges of the International Green Construction Code”, Proc., the 17th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pg. 43-52.

Wu, W., and Issa, R.R.A. (2014). “Soft Side of BIM: Current Practice of BIM Talent Acquisition in the AEC Industry”, Proc., BIM Academic Symposium in Conjunction with Building Innovation 2014, January 10, Washington, D.C.

Wu, W., and Issa, R.R.A. (2013). “Integrated process mapPIng for BIM implementation in green building project delivery.” In: N. Dawood and M. Kassem (Eds.), Proc., CONVR 2013, Oct. 30-31, 2013, London, UK, pg. 30-39.

Wu, W., and Issa, R.R.A. (2013). “Impacts of BIM on Talent Acquisition in the Construction Industry”, Proc., the 29th Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting of Association of Research in Construction Management, Sept. 02-04, Reading, UK, pg. 35-45.

Wu, W., and HandPIck, E. (2013). “Use of BIM in Aging-in-Place Projects: A Proof of Concept”, Proc., 2013 ASCE International Workshop of Computing in Civil Engineering, June 23-25, Los Angeles, California, pg. 443-450, Best Paper Nominee.

Obonyo, E., Wu, W., and Onyango, J. (2013). “Sea Level Rise and Smart Historic Coastal Communities: Lessons from Savannah, GA and St Augustine, FL”, Proc., the 19th CIB World Building Congress: Construction and Society, May 5-9, Brisbane, Australia, CIB.

Wu, W., and Issa, R.R.A. (2013). “BIM education for new career options - an initial investigation”, Proc., BIM Academic Workshop in Conjunction with Building Innovation 2013, Jan. 11, Washington, D.C.

Wu, W., and Issa, R.R.A. (2012). “BIM-enabled building commissioning, handover and facility management”, Proc., 2012 ASCE International Workshop of Computing in Civil Engineering, June 18-20, Clearwater Beach, Florida, pg. 237-244.

Wu, W. (2011). “BIM Integration in GSU Construction Management Program – A First-year Review”, Proc., Ecobuild America 2011, Dec. 6-8, Washington, D.C.

Wu, W., and Issa, R.R.A. (2011). “BIM Facilitated Web Service for LEED Automation”, Proc., 2011 ASCE International Workshop of Computing in Civil Engineering, June 19-22, Miami, Florida, ASCE, pg. 673-681.

Wu, W., Issa, R.R.A., and Giel, B. (2010). “Integrate BIM and Sustainability Curriculum”, Proc., BIM-Related Academic Workshop, Ecobuild America 2010, Dec. 6-10, Washington, D.C.

Wu, W., and Issa, R.R.A. (2010). “Application of VDC in LEED projects: framework and implementation strategy,” Proc., CIB W-78 27th International Conference on IT in Construction, Nov. 15-19, Cairo, Egypt. 

Wu, W., and Issa, R.R.A. (2010). “Feasibility of integrating building information modeling and LEED certification process”, In: W. TIZANI (Ed), Proc., the International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, June 30 – July 2, Nottingham, UK, Nottingham University Press, pg. 161.

Research Interests:

  • Building information modeling
  • Performance modeling
  • Construction informatics
  • Construction graphics
  • Visualization and simulation
  • Contracts and specifications
  • Educational gaming
  • Virtual and mixed reality
  • Green building and sustainable construction
  • Integrated project delivery
  • Workforce competency development
  • Construction and engineering education