Dr. Staub-French is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering. She received her BS in Civil Engineering from Santa Clara University and her MS and PhD from Stanford University. She has over 15 years of consulting and research experience studying the technological and organizational issues of Building Information Modeling (BIM) implementation. She is actively engaged with industry to advance BIM adoption, currently serving as a member of the Education and Research Committee of the Canada BIM Council (CanBIM) and the Technical Advisory Committee for the Institute for BIM in Canada (IBC).
Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), Building Information Modeling (BIM), collaboration and integrated project delivery, design and construction coordination, 4D (3D + time) visualization, interactive workspaces
Construction Engineering and Management
Project delivery systems: traditional; construction management; turnkey; project management. Network planning methods. Activity planning, including construction methods selection. Estimating, bidding and bonding. Project control tools and procedures. Safety considerations and quality control.
Virtual Design and Construction
Creation and use of building information models (BIM) for managing the construction process. 3D parametric modeling, 4D modeling, design coordination, model-based cost estimating, BIM performance measurement, and integrated project delivery methods.
3D Modeling Cost Estimating and Construction Planning
Modeling the relationships between design, cost, and schedule information to manage and control construction. Conceptual and detailed estimating techniques; construction resources and productivity; CPM scheduling; value engineering and constructability analysis.
Advanced Building Information Modeling