Dr. Staub-French is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering. She is Director of the BIM TOPiCS Lab where she leads inter-disciplinary research focused on developing methods and tools to support the digital delivery of sustainable building construction projects through effective and collaborative use of building information modeling (BIM). She has published over 100 papers in leading journals and conferences on BIM and related topics. Her lab has made significant contributions in developing BIM guidelines and best practices; collaborating with industry and government to advance technology transfer; and developing tools to support virtual design and digital delivery.
As the first Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in the Faculty of Applied Science, Dr. Staub-French is a strong leader and advocate in advancing EDI in engineering and leading the Faculty’s EDI initiatives. She received her BS in Civil Engineering from Santa Clara University and her MS and PhD from Stanford University.
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