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John Messner

Charles and Elinor Matts Professor of Architectural Engineering

Affiliation(s):

  • Architectural Engineering
  • School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

208 Engineering Unit A

jim101@psu.edu

814-865-4578

Research Areas:

Building Construction

Interest Areas:

Using virtual reality and building information modeling to improve project delivery and the education of future construction industry professionals.

 
 

 

Education

  • BAE, Architectural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 1991
  • Ph D, Architectural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 1994

Publications

Books

  • Robert Leicht, Keith Molenaar, John Messner, Bryan Franz, Bezad Esmaeili and, 2015, Maximizing Success in Integrated Projects: An Owner’s Guide, Penn State, University Park, PA, USA
  • R. Kreider and John Messner, 2013, The Uses of Building Information Modeling, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • John Messner, C. Anumba, R. Leicht, R. Kreider, A. Ramesh and E. Nulton, 2013, Building Information Modeling Planning Guide for Facility Owners, Version 2.0, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • John Messner, 2010, BIM Project Execution Planning Guide - Version 2.0, Computer Integrated Construction Research Program, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • John Messner, C. Anumba, C. Dubler, S. Goodman, C. Kasprzak, R. Kreider, C. Saluja and N. Zikic, 2010, Computer Integrated Construction Research Program BIM Project Execution Planning Guide, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, pp. 123

Parts of Book

  • John Messner, 2008, Offshoring of engineering services in the construction industry, The National Academies Press, pp. 137-148

Journal Articles

  • Yan Chen, Stephen Treado and John Messner, 2016, "Building HVAC control knowledge data schema – Towards a unified representation of control system knowledge", Automation in Construction, 72, pp. 174-186
  • Atefeh Mohammadpour, Chimay J. Anumba and John Messner, 2016, "Integrated Framework for Patient Safety and Energy Efficiency in Healthcare Facilities Retrofit Projects", HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 9, (4), pp. 68-85
  • Steven K. Ayer, John Messner and Chimay J. Anumba, 2016, "Augmented Reality Gaming in Sustainable Design Education", Journal of Architectural Engineering, 22, (1), pp. 04015012
  • Yufei Jiang, Nan Yu, Sanghoon Lee, Jiang Ming, John Messner, Jason DeGraw, John Yen and Dinghao Wu, 2015, "Automatic Building Information Model Query Generation"
  • Sanghoon Lee, Dragana Nikolic and John Messner, 2015, "Framework of the Virtual Construction Simulator 3 for Construction Planning and Management Education", Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 29, (2)
  • Abiola Akanmu, Chinemelu J Anumba and John Messner, 2014, "Critical review of approaches to integrating virtual models and the physical construction", International Journal of Construction Management
  • Abiola Akanmu, Chinemelu J Anumba and John Messner, 2014, "Active monitoring and control of light fixtures during building construction and operation: Cyber-physical systems approach", Journal of Architectural Engineering, ASCE, 20, (2)
  • Steven K. Ayer, John Messner and Chinemelu J Anumba, 2014, "Challenges and benefits of open-ended sustainable design in first year engineering", Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, ASCE, 140, (2)
  • Sanghoon Lee, Yifan Liu, Sreelatha Chunduri, Ryan L. Solnosky, John Messner, Robert Leicht and Chinemelu J Anumba, 2014, "Development of a Process Model to Support Integrated Design for Energy Efficient Buildings", Bridges, 10, pp. 9780784412343–0033
  • Steven K. Ayer, John Messner and Chinemelu J Anumba, 2014, "Development of ecoCampus: A prototype system for sustainable building design education", Information Technology in Construction
  • Sanghoon Lee, Dragana Nikolic and John Messner, 2014, "Framework of the Virtual Construction Simulator 3 for construction planning and management education", Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, in press
  • Sanghoon Lee, Dragana Nikolic and John Messner, 2014, "The Framework of the Virtual Construction Simulator 3 for Construction Planning and Management Education", Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering
  • Semra Comu, John E. Taylor and John Messner, 2014, "Two-Dimensional Globalizing Index for Engineering and Construction Companies", Journal of Management in Engineering
  • R. M. Leicht, Gretchen A. Macht, David R. Riley and John Messner, 2012, "Emotional intelligence provides indicators for team performance in an engineering course", Engineering Project Organization Journal
  • C. Chen and John Messner, 2011, "Permanent versus Mobile Entry Decisions in International Construction Markets: Influence of Home Country" and Firm-Related Factors", Journal of Management in Engineering, 27, (1), pp. 2-12
  • S. Kumar, M. Hedrick, C. Wiacek and John Messner, 2011, "Developing an Experienced-based Design Review Application for Healthcare Facilities using a 3D Game Engine", Information Technology in Construction, Special Issue: Use of Gaming Technology in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, 16, pp. 84-103
  • R. M. Leicht, S. T. Hunter, C. Saluja and John Messner, 2010, "Implementing Observational Research Methods to Study Team Performance in Construction Management", Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 136, (1), pp. 76-86
  • S. Korkmaz, John Messner, D. R. Riley and C. Magent, 2010, "High-Performance Green Building Design Process Modeling and Integrated Use of Visualization Tools", Journal of Architectural Engineering, 16, (1), pp. 37-45
  • S. Fox, R. M. Leicht and John Messner, 2010, "Assessing the Relevance of Media Synchronicity Theory to the Use of Communication Media in the AECO Industry", Journal of Architectural Engineering, 16, (2), pp. 54-62
  • C. Chen and John Messner, 2010, "A recommended practices system for a global virtual engineering team", Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 6, pp. 207-221
  • C. Chen and John Messner, 2009, "An Entry Mode Taxonomy for International Construction", ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 25, (1), pp. 3-11
  • R. Leicht, John Messner and C. Anumba, 2009, "A framework for using interactive workspaces for effective collaboration", ITcon, Special Issue Next Generation Construction IT: Technology Foresight, Future Studies, Roadmapping, and Scenario Planning, 14, pp. 180-203
  • S. Korkmaz and John Messner, 2008, "Competitive Positioning and Continuity of Construction Firms in the International Market", ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 24, (4), pp. 207-216
  • D. Riley, M. Horman and John Messner, 2008, "Embedding Leadership Development in Construction Engineering and Management Education", ASCE Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 134, (2), pp. 143-151
  • C. Chen and John Messner, 2008, "Permanent versus Mobile Entry Decisions in International Construction Markets: The Influence of Home Country and Firm Related Factors", ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 25, (1), pp. 3-11
  • R. Manning and John Messner, 2008, "Case studies in BIM implementation for programming of healthcare facilities", ITcon, Special Issue Case Studies of BIM use, pp. 246-257
  • R. Leicht and John Messner, 2008, "Moving Toward an 'Intelligent' Shop Modeling Process", International Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon), CIB, Special Issue Case Studies of BIM use, 13, pp. 286-302
  • R. Leicht and John Messner, 2008, "Moving Toward an 'Intelligent' Shop Modeling Process", International Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon), CIB, Special Issue Case Studies of BIM use, 13, pp. 246-257
  • John Messner, D. Riley and M. Moeck, 2006, "Virtual Facility Prototyping for Sustainable Project Delivery", ITCON Journal, CIB, 11, pp. 723-738
  • W. T. Chan, C. Chuan, John Messner and K. K. Chua, 2005, "Application of Interface Management to China's BOT Projects", ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 131, (6), pp. 645-655
  • H. R. Thomas, D. R. Riley and John Messner, 2005, "Fundamental Principles of Site Material Management", ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 131, (7), pp. 808-815
  • H. R. Thomas and John Messner, 2003, "The No-Damage-for-Delay Clause: Evaluating Contract Delay Risk", Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering, 129, (4), pp. 257-262

Conference Proceedings

  • Jennifer Lather, Gretchen Macht, Robert Leicht and John Messner, 2016, "Development of Indices for User Perceptions of Interactive Technologies in Construction Engineering", Gretchen Macht, CIB, Brisbane, Australia
  • Issa Ramaji, John Messner and Robert Leicht, 2016, "Leveraging Building Information Models in IFC to Perform Energy Analysis in OpenStudio", ASHRAE and IBPSA, Atlanta, GA
  • Li Jiang, Miaomiao Niu, Robert Leicht and John Messner, 2016, "Developing a Taxonomy of Construction Model Uses", American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Fadi Castronovo, Sarah Zappe, Robert Leicht and John Messner, 2015, "Design of a Construction Simulation Educational Game Through a Cognitive Lens", American Society of Engineering Education
  • Jiang Li, Robert Leicht and John Messner, 2015, "Towards Automated Constructability Checking: A Case Study of Aligning Design Information with Formwork Decisions", American Society of Civil Engineering, USA
  • Sanghoon Lee, Jason W Degraw, William P Bahnfleth, Robert Leicht and John Messner, 2014, "BIM-based Processes and Standardized Information Exchanges for Multizone Airflow Analysis", ASHRAE, Atlanta, GA, pp. 129–136
  • Fadi Castronovo and John Messner, 2014, "The Virtual Construction Simulator: An Educational Game in Construction Engineering"
  • Bryan Franz, Behzad Esmaeili, Robert Leicht, Keith Molenaar and John Messner, 2014, "Exploring the Role of the Team Environment in Building Project Performance", ASCE, pp. 1997–2010
  • Y. Liu, Robert Leicht and John Messner, 2014, "Identify Information Exchanges by Mapping and Analyzing the Integrated Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Design Process", 10, pp. 9780784412343–0078
  • Yifan Liu, Jennifer Lather and John Messner, 2014, "Virtual Reality to Support the Integrated Design Process: A Retrofit Case Study", American Society of Civil Engineers, pp. 801–808
  • A. K. Fallow, F. Liu, S. Lee, C. J. Anumba, John Messner, R. M. Leicht and D. Wu, 2013, "Integrate Change and Knowledge Management in Construction Workflows", Proceedings of the CIB W78 2013: 30th International Conference
  • N. Yu, Y. Jiang, L. Luo, S. Lee, A. Jallow, J. Yen, John Messner, R. M. Leicht and D. Wu, 2013, "Integrating BIMserver and OpenStudio for Energy Efficient Building", Proceedings of the 2013 ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE
  • F. Castronovo, Y. Liu, D. Nikolic and John Messner, 2013, "An evaluation of immersive virtual reality systems for design reviews", Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality
  • S. K. Ayer, John Messner and C. J. Anumba, 2013, "Assessing the impact of using photographic images to influence Building retrofit design education", AEI 2013: Building Solutions for Architectural Engineering, ASCE
  • B. Esmaeili, B. Franz, K. Molenaar, R. Leicht and John Messner, 2013, "A review of critical success factors and performance metrics on construction projects", Con-62-1 to 10
  • S. Chunduri, R. Kreider and John Messner, 2013, "A case study on implementation of the BIM planning procedures for facility owners", ASCE
  • A. K. Jallow, S. Lee, F. Castronovo, Y. Zhang, S. Chundhuri and John Messner, 2013, "Process-based information exchanges mapping for energy efficient retrofit projects", Proceedings of the 2013 ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, pp. 234-241
  • A. K. Jallow, F. Liu, C. J. Anumba and John Messner, 2013, "The need for change and dependency management in energy efficient retrofit projects", ASCE
  • S. Lee, Y.* Liu, S.* Chundhuri, R. L. Solnosky, John Messner, R. M. Leicht and C. J. Anumba, 2012, "Development of a Process Model to Support Integrated Design for Energy Efficient Buildings", Proceedings of 2012 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, pp. 261-268
  • Y.* Liu, R. M. Leicht and John Messner, 2012, "Identify Information Exchanges by Mapping and Analyzing the Integrated Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Design Proces", Proceedings of 2012 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, pp. 618-625
  • Y. Jiang, J. Ming, D. Wu, J. Yen, P. Mittra, John Messner and R. Leicht, 2012, "BIM Server Requirements to Support the Energy Efficient Building Lifecycle", Proceedings of 2012 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, pp. 365-372
  • A. Mohammadpour, C. Anumba and John Messner, 2012, "Energy Efficiency in Healthcare Facility Retrofits - Key Issues"
  • A.* Akanmu, C. J. Anumba, John Messner and S. Lee, 2012, "Component Level Cyber-Physical Systems Integration", American Society of Civil Engineers, pp. 437-444
  • S. Ayer, John Messner and C. Anumba, 2011, "Determining the Appropriate Role for Mixed Reality Technologies in Facility Management", Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, pp. 8
  • S. Kumar, John Messner and C. Anumba, 2011, "Procedures to Incorporate Interactivity in Virtual Prototypes Using a Game Engine Environment", Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, pp. 8
  • R. Kreider, A. Ramesh and John Messner, 2011, "A Planning Procedure for BIM Adoption within an Owner Organization", Proceedings of the CIB W78 2011 Conference, pp. 12
  • G. Macht, R. Leicht, D. Riley and John Messner, 2011, "Emotional Intelligence Provides Indicators for Team Performance in an Engineering Curriculum", Proceedings of the Engineering Project Organizations Conference (EPOC), pp. 15
  • S. Lee, D. Nikolic, John Messner and C. Anumba, 2011, "The Development of the Virtual Construction Simulator 3: An Interactive Simulation Environment for Construction Management Education", Proceedings of the 2011 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, pp. 454-461
  • J. Lucas, T. Bulbul, C. J. Anumba and John Messner, 2011, "Evaluating the Role of Healthcare Facility Information on Health Information Technology Initiatives from a Patient Safety Perspective", Proceedings of the 2011 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, pp. 720-727
  • R. Kreider, John Messner and C. Dubler, 2010, "Determining the Frequency and Impact of Applying BIM for Different Purposes on Projects", Innovations in AEC 2010
  • C. Dubler, John Messner and C. Anumba, 2010, "Using Lean Theory to Identify Waste Associated with Information Exchanges on a Building Project", Construction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practices, pp. 708-716
  • C. Anumba, A. Akanmu and John Messner, 2010, "Towards a Cyber-Physical Systems Approach to Construction", Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice, ASCE
  • R. Leicht, S. Kumar, M. Abdelkarim and John Messner, 2010, "Gaining End User Involvement Through Virtual Reality Mock-Ups: A Medical Facility Case Study", Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Applications of IT in the AEC Industry
  • C. Dubler and John Messner, 2010, "Evaluating the Value of Early Planning for Building Information Modeling using Lean Theory", Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Applications of IT in the AEC Industry
  • D. Nikolic, S. Lee, John Messner and C. J. Anumba, 2010, "The Virtual Construction Simulator - Evaluating an Educational Simulation Application for Teaching Construction Management Concepts", Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Applications of IT in the AEC Industry 2010
  • E. Enache-Pommer, M. J. Horman, John Messner and D. Riley, 2010, "A Unified Process Approach to Healthcare Project Delivery: Synergies between Greening Strategies, Lean Principles and BIM", Construction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice
  • R. Holland, John Messner, K. Parfitt, U. Poerschke, M. Pihlak and R. Solnosky, 2010, "Integrated Design Courses Using BIM as the Technology Platform", buildingSMART Alliance Annual Conference, Education Thread, pp. 12
  • U. Poerschke, R. Holland, John Messner and M. Pihalk, 2010, "BIM Collaboration Across Six Disciplines", Proceedings of the International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering 2010, pp. 6
  • S. E. Zappe, R. M. Leicht, John Messner and T. A. Litzinger, 2009, "'Flipping' the classroom to explore active learning in a large undergraduate course", Proceedings of the 2009 American Society for Engineering Education Conference and Exposition
  • R. Leicht and John Messner, 2009, "Improving Site Utilization Planning through the use of Interactive Workspaces", Proceedings from the ASCE Construction Research Congress
  • R. M. Leicht, A. Lewis, D. R. Riley, John Messner and G. B. Darnell, 2009, "Assessing Traits for Success in Individual and Team Performance in an Engineering Course", Proceedings from the ASCE Construction Research Congress
  • D. Nikolic, S. Jaruhar and John Messner, 2009, "An Educational Simulation in Construction: The Virtual Construction Simulator", Proceedings of the 2009 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, pp. 63-63
  • T. Bulbul, C. J. Anumba and John Messner, 2009, "A System of Systems Approach to Intelligent Construction Systems", Proceedings of the 2009 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, pp. 3-3
  • T. W. Simpson, S. T. Hunter, C. Bryant-Arnold, M. Parkinson, R. R. Barton, D. Celento and John Messner, 2009, "Interdisciplinary Graduate Design Programs: Results and Recommendations from a NSF Workshop", 2009 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences - Design Education Conference
  • R. M. Leicht, C. R. Dubler and John Messner, 2008, "Evaluating building information modeling requirements for trade coordination at the Dickinson School of Law", Proceedings from the 12th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering
  • R. Leicht, K. Maldovan and John Messner, 2007, "A framework to analyze the effectiveness of team interactions in virtual environments", 7th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality (CONVR 2007), pp. 100-109
  • L. Wang, John Messner and R. Leicht, 2007, "Assessment of 4D modeling for schedule visualization in construction engineering education", 24th W78 Conference and 14th EG-ICE Workshop, pp. 8
  • R. Leicht and John Messner, 2007, "Comparing traditional schematic design documentation to a schematic building information model", 24th W78 Conference and 14th EG-ICE Workshop, pp. 8
  • R. Manning and John Messner, 2007, "Investigating Delivery, Procurement and Contracting Relationships in Healthcare Facility Construction", ASCE Construction Research Congress
  • L. Wang and John Messner, 2007, "Virtual Construction Simulator: A 4D CAD Model Generation Prototype", Proceeding of the 2007 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, pp. 862-869
  • K. Maldovan, John Messner and M. Faddoul, 2006, "Framework for Reviewing Mockups in an Immersive Environment", 6th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, pp. 6
  • John Messner, 2006, "Evaluating the Use of Immersive Display Media for Construction Planning", 13th EG-ICE Workshop, Intelligent Computing in Engineering and Architecture
  • K. Maldovan and John Messner, 2006, "Determining the Effects of Immersive Environments on Decision Making in the AEC Industry", Joint International Conference on Computing and Decision Making in Civil and Building Engineering, pp. 9
  • L. Wang, A. Zolotov and John Messner, 2006, "A 4D CAD Learning Module for Short Interval Production Scheduling", Joint International Conference on Computing and Decision Making in Civil and Building Engineering, pp. 11
  • K. Maldovan and John Messner, 2005, "The Application of Video Game Engines for Engineering Education Modules", CONVR 2005, the 5th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, pp. 8
  • A. Zolotov, R. Manning and John Messner, 2005, "Advanced Visualization in AEC Education", Proceedings of the 2005 Building Futures Council Conference, pp. 10
  • B. Tan, John Messner and M. Horman, 2005, "Planning Construction Trade Flow: A Visual Process", ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering Conference, pp. 8
  • G. Otto, John Messner and L. Kalisperis, 2005, "Expanding the Boundaries of Virtual Reality for Building Design and Construction", Proceedings of the ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering Conference, pp. 8
  • John Messner, M. Horman and D. Riley, 2005, "An Interactive Visualization Environment for Construction Engineering Education", Proceedings of the ASCE Construction Research Congress, pp. 8
  • C. Chen and John Messner, 2005, "Taxonomy for International Construction Market Entry Mode Selection", Proceedings of the ASCE Construction Research Congress, pp. 10
  • B. Tan, D. Chua, John Messner and M. Horman, 2004, "Using Simulation for Pull-Driven Scheduling with Buffer for Precast Concrete Component Fabrication and Erection", CIB World Building Congress 2004
  • C. Chuan and John Messner, 2003, "An Investigation of Entry Trends in International Construction Markets", Proceedings of Knowledge Construction: Joint International Symposium of CIB Working Commissions W55, W65 and W107, pp. 329-340
  • C. Chuan and John Messner, 2003, "Comparative Analysis of Chinese BOT Projects in Water Supply", Proceedings of Knowledge Construction: Joint International Symposium of CIB Working Commissions W55, W65 and W107, pp. 497-508
  • S. Yerrapathruni, John Messner, A. Baratta and M. J. Horman, 2003, "Using 4D CAD and Immersive Virtual Environments to Improve Construction Planning", Proceedings of CONVR 2003, Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, pp. 179-192
  • John Messner and M. J. Horman, 2003, "Using Advanced Visualization Tools to Improve Construction Education", Proceedings of CONVR 2003, Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, pp. 145-155
  • M. J. Horman, John Messner, D. R. Riley and M. H. Pulaski, 2003, "Using Buffers to Manage Production: A Case Study of the Pentagon Renovation Project", Proceedings of the International Group of Lean Construction, 11th Annual Conference, pp. 8
  • B. Tan, M. J. Horman, John Messner and D. R. Riley, 2003, "Increasing the Understanding of Lean Principles with Advanced Visualization Technologies", Proceedings of the International Group of Lean Construction, 11th Annual Conference, pp. 8
  • John Messner, S. Yerrapathruni, A. J. Baratta and V. E. Whisker, 2003, "Using Virtual Reality to Improve Construction Engineering Education", Proceedings of the 2003 ASEE Annual Conference, pp. 8
  • John Messner, 2003, "An Information Architecture for Knowledge Management", Proceedings of the 2003 Construction Research Congress
  • V. E. Whisker, A. J. Baratta, S. Yerrapathruni, John Messner, T. S. Shaw, M. E. Warren, E. S. Rotthoff, J. W. Winters, J. A. Clelland and F. T. Johnson, 2003, "Using Immersive Virtual Environments to Develop and Visualize Construction Schedules for Advanced Nuclear Power Plants", Proceedings of the 2003 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP), pp. 8

Technical Reports

  • Eric Luttmann, Sreelatha Chunduri, Jennifer Lather, Robert Leicht and John Messner, 2014, "M3.2.b Collaborative workspaces and information technology: Implementation plan for demonstration projects", pp. 22
  • Jennifer Lather, Yifan Liu, Robert Leicht and John Messner, 2014, "Immersive and Interactive Workspaces for Collaborative Design"

Manuscripts

  • John Messner and M. J. Horman, , "Improving Construction Education with Advanced Visualization Tools", Journal of Virtual Reality Applications in Design and Construction, pp. 15
  • C. Chen and John Messner, , "Entry Mode Selection for International Construction Markets: The Influence of Host Country Factors", ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
  • M. J. Horman, John Messner, D. R. Riley and M. H. Pulaski, , "Managing the Production of the Pentagon Renovation Project", ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, pp. 10
  • D. Riley, M. Horman and John Messner, , "Embedding Leadership Development in Construction Management Education", ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, pp. 10
  • C. Chen and John Messner, , "An Investigation of Chinese BOT Projects in Water Supply: A Comparative Perspective", Construction Management and Economics Journal, pp. 33
  • M. El Wardani, John Messner and M. J. Horman, , "Comparing Procurement Methods for Design-Build Projects", ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, pp. 29
  • S. Korkmaz, John Messner, D. Riley and C. Magent, , "High Performance Green Building Design Process Visualization and Integration", ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering, pp. 10
  • D. Nikolic, S. Jaruhar and John Messner, , "An Educational Simulation in Construction: The Virtual Construction Simulator", Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, pp. 18
  • John Messner and R. M. Leicht, , "Experiencing Digital Design: Developing Interactive Workspaces for Visualizing, Editing and Interacting with Digital Design Artifacts", Computational Design Methods and Technologies: Applications in CAD, CAM and CAE, IGI Global, pp. 19
  • R. Leicht, S. Zappe, T. Litzinger and John Messner, , "Employing the classroom flip to move 'Lecture' out of the classroom", Journal of Applications and Practices in Engineering Education, pp. 20
  • C. Chen and John Messner, , "Characterizing Entry Modes for International Construction Markets: Paving the Way to a Selection Model", Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, pp. 20
  • John Messner, , "A Structured Planning Procedure for BIM", Journal of Building Information Modeling, National Institute of Building Sciences, pp. 2
  • John Messner, Robert Holland, Ute Poerschke, Kevin Parfitt and Madis Pihlak, , "Educating the Master Building Team: Leveraging BIM to Enable the Development of Collaborative Knowledge"
  • R. M. Leicht, John Messner and U. Poerschke, , "INVOLVE: Planning Interactive Workspaces to Improve Communication Using Virtual Prototypes", Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering
  • R. M. Leicht, S. Zappe, T. J. Litzinger and John Messner, , "Employing the Classroom Flip to Engage Engineering Students", Journal of Applications and Practices in Engineering Education

Other

  • John Messner, 2008, "Editorial - Virtual and augmented reality in design and construction", pp. 519-520

Research Projects

  • January 2016 - December 2019, "CPS/Synergy/Collaborative Research: Safe and Efficient Cyber-Physical Operation System for Construction Equipment," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • September 2015 - August 2018, "Battery Energy Storage Systems Education and Training Initiative (BESS-ETI)," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • February 2011 - April 2016, "Consortium for Building Energy Innovation (CBEI)," (Sponsor: National Energy Technology Laboratory (USDOE)).
  • September 2014 - August 2016, "Future Construction Needs of Virtual Design Models," (Sponsor: Construction Industry Institute).
  • September 2012 - August 2016, "Virtual Construction Simulator: Developing An Experiential Learning Simulation Game For Improved Learning of Construction Engineering and Management Concepts," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • August 2012 - December 2014, "Owner's Guide to Maximizing Success in Integrated Projects," (Sponsor: University of Colorado at Boulder).
  • January 2012 - May 2013, "Owners Guide to Implementing Building Information Modeling (Dept. of Vet. Affairs matching contribution to PSU-Pankow Foundation Project)," (Sponsor: National Institute of Building Sciences).
  • March 2011 - December 2011, "Construction to Operations Building Information Exchange Calculator," (Sponsor: National Institute of Building Sciences).
  • January 2008 - June 2010, "ELECTRI Knowledge Network Implementation," (Sponsor: ELECTRI International, Inc.).
  • March 2008 - December 2010, "Execution Planning for Building Information Modeling," (Sponsor: Charles Pankow Foundation).
  • June 2004 - May 2010, "CAREER: Fostering Innovation and Learning in the AEC Industry Through Immersive Virtua," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • May 2008 - December 2009, "Workshop: Interdisciplinary Graduate Design Programs," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • April 2007 - April 2008, "Tablet PC Use, Diffusion Patterns, and Impact on Learning in Technology and Engineering Classrooms," (Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation).
  • January 2004 - December 2005, "Creating a Learning Culture in the Sheet Metal Industry," (Sponsor: New Horizons Foundation).

Honors and Awards

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Chairperson, AE Promotion and Tenure Committee, September 2016 - May 2017
  • Committee Member, SEDTAP Promotion and Tenure Committee, September 2016 - May 2017
  • , AE Promotion and Tenure Committee (Elected), August 2015 - May 2016
  • Committee Member, AD-14 Review Committee, Aerospace Engineering, December 2014 - April 2015
  • Member, Continuing & Distance Education Task Force, August 2009 - August 2015
  • Member, Development Task Force, August 2009 - August 2015
  • Co-Chairperson, AE Faculty Search Committee, September 2013 - March 2014
  • Committee Member, Engineering Design - Faculty Search Committee, November 2013 - March 2014
  • Member, Department Information Technology and Website Committee, August 2010
  • Member, Executive Committee - Construction, August 2010
  • Member, Graduate Studies Committee, August 2010
  • Committee Member, University Planning Committee, Faculty Senate, August 2014
  • Member, Faculty Senate, University Faculty Senate, August 2014
  • Representative, University Faculty Senate Representative, University Facility Planning Committee, September 2016
  • Committee Member, Research Computing Committee, January 2016

Service to External Organizations:

  • Chairperson, Chair, American Society of Civil Engineering, October 2016 - September 2017
  • External Reviewer, Member, International Panel of Experts, 2nd BIM Roadmap, Building Construction Authority, Singapore, September 2015 - August 2017
  • Vice ChairComputing Division Vice Chair, American Society of Civil Engineering, October 2015 - September 2016
  • Secretary, Computing Division Secretary, American Society of Civil Engineering, October 2014 - October 2015
  • Judge, Bentley BE Inspired Judge, Bentley Corporation, April 2015 - November 2015
  • Judge, CII 2015 Academic Poster Session Judge, Construction Industry Institute, August 2015 - August 2015
  • Committee Member, Project Committee Nat'al Bldg Info Model Standard, January 2011 - December 2015
  • Committee Member, Tech Subcommittee for National Bldg Info v3, January 2012 - February 2015
  • Board Member, buildingSMART alliance, Vice Chair, National Institute of Building Sciences, February 2015
 


 

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