Lucas, Jason D., Ph.D.
Office: 2-136 Lee Hall
Ph.D. in Environmental Design and Planning, Virginia Tech (2012)
Diverse experience in architecture and construction in both the private and public sectors of construction including working for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in their design and contract management divisions and for various construction and architecture firms involved in such activities as preliminary design, construction document preparation and producing permit drawings for homes across the north eastern portion of the U.S
Teaches introductory CSM courses in construction materials and methods as well as construction problem solving with critical thinking at the undergraduate level and emerging technologies in design and construction at the graduate level.
Emerging Technologies including the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for managing the construction process as well as how BIM can enhance facility management during post-construction processes. Other research interests include the exploration of using sensor networks for construction safety and augmented reality systems for enhancing the education experience.
Serves as the faculty advisor for the student chapter of the National Association of Home Builders and faculty coach for their competition team. Member of the American Institute of Constructors, servers on their executive committee, and edits their bi-annual professional journal, the Professional Constructor. Also serves as a reviewer for many national journals and conferences.