Assistant Professor, Construction Management
Office: EME 202E
Anne also has experience with general contracting, having worked as a partner in a residential general contracting business, performing a range of activities from creating estimates to placing concrete and hanging drywall. In 2010, Anne transitioned to working with emerging technologies in the construction industry and most recently worked in California for an international general contracting firm as a Virtual Design and Construction Specialist.
Her research focuses on improving construction coordination efforts through the use of building information modeling (BIM) and emerging collaboration technologies. Due to globalization and improved communication technologies, geographically distributed teams in the AECO industry are becoming more common, and understanding how to effectively coordinate with BIMs over distance is becoming more critical. For the past several years, Anne has studied how geographically distributed teams collaborate in the media-rich environment of a 3D virtual world where building information models may be imported into the virtual space and explored and discussed by the team synchronously.
As BIM adoption in the construction industry continues to rise and employers are increasingly seeking graduates with BIM technology skills, Anne is dedicated to preparing WSU construction management students with software tools they need to be successful in the field including Revit, Navisworks, and Bluebeam, as well as skills needed to successfully coordinate design and construction activities with distributed project team members using various collaboration platforms.
Anne was awarded “Best Presentation” at the Engineering Project Organization Society’s 2014 conference for her work on “Effectiveness of Coordination Issue Discovery in Avatar-Scaled BIMs vs. Typical Coordination Practice Using 2D Screen Sharing Software.”
Ph.D. in the Built Environment; College of Built Environments, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
M.S. in Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
B.S. in Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
School of Design + Construction
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