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building information modeling framework for structural design pdf

About the Authors

Dr. Nawari (Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE) has more than 20 years of experience in design, teaching and research specializing in building structures and building information modeling. Currently, he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Florida. He has written and co-authored over 70 publications and three books. He is an active member of the U.S. National Building Information Modeling Standard Committee (NBIMS), BIM Committee of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), and co-chair of the subcommittee on BIM in education and many other professional
and technical societies.

With significant design and build experience, Dr. Nawari is a board certified professional engineer in the states of Florida and Ohio. Dr. Nawari received a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant for teaching and research in Kuwait. He conducted research and taught in Kuwait for ten months
during fall 2014 and spring 2015. The project has an 80% teaching part and a 20% research component.

Michael W. Kuenstle, AIA, received his Graduate Architecture degree from Columbia University in New York City where he graduated with honors for excellence in design and was awarded the William Kinne Fellows Memorial Fellowship for post-graduate research. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Houston where he graduated with honors for his design thesis project. Prior to attending Columbia University, he worked as a research assistant at the Chicago Institute for Architecture and Urbanism. Kuenstle served as adjunct associate professor at the New York Institute of Technology from 1990 to 1993. He has been assistant and associate professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Florida since 1993.

Over the past 20 years, Michael Kuenstle’s wide range of accomplishments as
an educator include developing and teaching innovative architecture design studio
courses at every level of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, advancing
and implementing new building structures courses as well as technology seminars
that integrate digital modeling, analysis and fabrication techniques as essential
learning tools in an evolving technology curriculum. He has served as principal
investigator for two significant funded interdisciplinary research projects for the
Florida Department of Education and is co-author of several important publications
on school facilities design and construction.

Michael Kuenstle received his early professional training in the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and is co-founder and principal partner in the research-based architecture firm of Clark + Kuenstle Associates, Inc. located in Gainesville, Florida. Parallel with his teaching accomplishments, his building design projects have received several AIA design awards and have been published and exhibited throughout the U.S. and Canada. He is a licensed architect and currently serves as member of the Board of Trustees to the Florida Foundation for Architecture.