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Robert Leicht

Associate Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Architectural Engineering

211 Engineering Unit A

rml167@psu.edu

814-863-2080

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Research Areas:

Building Construction

 
 

 

Education

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Tessa Beauchat, Yuqing Hu, Robert Leicht and Clinton Suanico, 2023, "Analyzing schedule dependency and sequencing changes for robotic construction using graph analysis", ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 37, (1)
  • Katherine Madson, Bryan Franz, Robert Leicht and Jonathan Nelson, 2022, "Evaluating the Sustainability of New Construction Projects over Time by Examining the Evolution of the LEED Rating System", Sustainability, 14, (22)
  • Bryan Franz, Robert Leicht, Mounir El Asmar and Keith Molenaar, 2022, "Methodological consistency for quantitative analysis and reporting in project delivery system performance research", ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 148, (9)
  • Dragana Nikolic, Fadi Castronovo and Robert Leicht, 2021, "Teaching BIM as a collaborative information management process through a continuous improvement assessment lens: a case study", Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 28, (8)
  • Sagata Bhawani, John Messner and Robert Leicht, 2021, "Key Planning Steps Enabling Systematic Lean Implementation on Construction Projects", Lean Construction Journal
  • Yifan Liu, Fadi Castronovo, John Messner and Robert Leicht, 2020, "Evaluating the impact of virtual reality on design review meetings", ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering
  • Fred Sherratt and Robert Leicht, 2020, "Unpacking ontological perspectives in CEM Research: Everything is biased", ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 146, (2), pp. 9
  • Gretchen Macht, David Nembhard and Robert Leicht, 2019, "Operationalizing emotional intelligence for team performance", International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 71, pp. 7
  • Jean Laurent and Robert Leicht, 2019, "Practices for designing cross-functional teams for integrated project delivery", Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 145, (3), pp. 11
  • Bryan Franz, Robert Leicht and Katherine Maslak, 2018, "Framework for Assessing Resilience in the Communication Networks of AEC Teams", Engineering Project Organization Journal, 8, (1), pp. 11
  • Yifan Liu, John Messner and Robert Leicht, 2018, "A process model for usability and maintainability design reviews", Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 14, (6), pp. 12
  • Pelin Gultekin-Bicer, Chimay J. Anumba and Robert Leicht, 2018, "Advanced energy retrofit projects: cross-case analysis of integrated system design", International Journal of Construction Management, 18, (6), pp. 453-466
  • Pelin Gultekin-Bicer, Chinemelu J Anumba and Robert Leicht, 2017, "Advanced energy retrofit projects: cross-case analysis of integrated system design", pp. 14
  • Fadi Castronovo, Robert Leicht and John Messner, 2017, "When Is a Construction Educational Serious Game Too Serious? Striking a Balance between Engagement and Learning", ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering, pp. 10
  • Fadi Castronovo, Peggy N Van Meter, Sarah E Zappe, Robert Leicht and John Messner, 2017, "Developing Problem-Solving Skills in Construction Education with the Virtual Construction Simulator", International Journal of Engineering Education, 33, (2), pp. 16
  • Bryan Franz, Robert Leicht, Keith Molenaar and John Messner, 2017, "Impact of Team Integration and Group Cohesion on Project Delivery Performance", ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 143, (1), pp. 10
  • Miaomiao M Niu, Robert Leicht and Steve Rowlinson, 2017, "Developing Safety Climate Indicators in a Construction Working Environment", Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, 22, (4), pp. 7
  • Miaomiao Niu and Robert Leicht, 2016, "Information Exchange Requirements for Building Walk-Through Energy Audits", Journal of Science and Technology for the Built Environment, 22, (3), pp. 8
  • Bryan W Franz and Robert Leicht, 2016, "An alternative classification of project delivery methods used in the United States building construction industry", Construction Management and Economics, 34, (3), pp. 13
  • Li Jiang and Robert Leicht, 2016, "Supporting automated constructability checking for formwork construction: an ontology.", Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 21, (28), pp. 22
  • Robert Leicht, S Zappe, M Whelton and K S Hochstedt, 2015, "Employing an Energy Audit Field Context for Scenario-Based Learning Activities", International Journal of Engineering Education, 31, (4), pp. 1033-1047
  • Robert Leicht, Bryan Franz and Keith R Molenaar, 2014, "Successful University Research Programs with Extensive Industry Involvement", Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, 19, (1), pp. 57–62
  • Robert Leicht, John Messner and Ute Poerschke, 2014, "INVOLVE: Developing interactive workspaces that impact communication and task performance when using virtual prototypes", Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 28, (2), pp. 191–201
  • Pelin Gultekin, Chinemelu J Anumba and Robert Leicht, 2014, "Case study of integrated decision-making for deep energy-efficient retrofits", International Journal of Energy Sector Management, 8, (4), pp. 434–455
  • Li Jiang and Robert Leicht, 2014, "Automated Rule-Based Constructability Checking: Case Study of Formwork", Journal of Management in Engineering, 31, (1), pp. 10
  • Pelin Gultekin, Sinem Mollaoglu-Korkmaz, David R Riley and Robert Leicht, 2013, "Process Indicators to Track Effectiveness of High-Performance Green Building Projects", Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 139, (12), pp. A4013005.1-8
  • Bryan W Franz, Robert Leicht and David R Riley, 2013, "Project impacts of specialty mechanical contractor design involvement in the health care industry: comparative case study", Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 139, (9), pp. 1091–1097
  • R. M. Leicht, Gretchen A. Macht, David R. Riley and John I. Messner, 2012, "Emotional intelligence provides indicators for team performance in an engineering course.", Engineering Project Organization Journal
  • Robert Leicht, Sarah E Zappe, Thomas Litzinger and John Messner, 2012, "Employing the Classroom Flip to move "Lecture" out of the Classroom", Journal of Applications and Practices in Engineering Education, 3, (1), pp. 20
  • Stephen 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
  • Robert Leicht, Samuel T Hunter, Chitwan Saluja and John Messner, 2009, "Implementing observational research methods to study team performance in construction management", Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 136, (1), pp. 76–86
  • R. M. Leicht, J. Messner and C. Anumba, 2009, "A Framework for Using Interactive Workspaces for Effective Collaboration.", Next Generation Construction IT: Technology Foresight, Future Studies, Roadmapping, and Scenario Planning, 14, pp. 108-203
  • Robert Leicht and John Messner, 2008, "Moving toward an ‘intelligent’shop modeling process", Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITCon), 13, pp. 286-302
  • Robert Leicht and John Messner, 2008, "Moving Toward an 'Intelligent' Shop Modeling Process.", International Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon), 13, pp. 286-302

Conference Proceedings

  • Tyler Stephans, Austin McClymonds, Robert Leicht and Alan Wagner, 2022, "Automated material selection based on detected construction progress", Proceedings of the International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, 39, pp. 8
  • M.A. Hamza Khan and Robert Leicht, 2022, "Categorization of Construction Tasks for Robotics Using Lean vs Value-Added Effectiveness Framework", Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, pp. 8
  • Amit Ohja, Mahmoud Habibnezhad, Houtan Jebelli and Robert Leicht, 2022, "Barrier analysis of effective implementation of robotics in the construction industry", ASCE Construction Research Congress, ASCE, pp. 8
  • Elnaz Asadian, Robert Leicht and John Messner, 2022, "Lean Adoption for Trade Contractors: Benefits, Barriers, and Path Forward", ASCE Construction Research Congress, ASCE, pp. 8
  • Austin McClymonds, Somayeh Asadi and Robert Leicht, 2022, "Information Exchange for Supporting BIM to Robotic Construction", ASCE Construction Research Congress, ASCE, pp. 8
  • Ali Karji, John Messner and Robert Leicht, 2022, "Identification of the Barriers to Data-Centric Approach in the Construction Industry", ASCE Construction Research Congress, ASCE, pp. 9
  • Tessa Beauchat, Edward Blazejewski, Yuqing Hu, Robert Leicht and Clinton Suanico, 2021, "Construction Activity Dependency and Sequencing Analysis for Robotic Construction Methods Based on Graph Analysis", ASCE Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, pp. 9
  • Elnaz Asadian and Robert Leicht, 2021, "Lean Teams and Behavioral Dynamics: Understanding the Link", Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, International Group for Lean Construction, Lima, Peru, pp. 9
  • Elnaz Asadian, Robert Leicht and John Messner, 2021, "Lean adoption barriers for trade contractors", Proceedings of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering Annual Conference, Canadian Society of Civil Engineering, pp. 12
  • Austin McClymonds, Robert Leicht and Somayeh Asadi, 2021, "System Architecture for Supporting BIM to Robotic Construction Integration", Proceedings of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering Annual Conference, Canadian Society of Civil Engineering, pp. 11
  • Elnaz Asadian, Robert Leicht, Renee Cheng and Claudia Neuhauser, 2020, "Project Outcome Forecasting through Longitudinal Monitoring of Project Team Attributes", Engineering Project Organization Conference, Engineering Project Organization Society, pp. 23
  • Chenxi Shi and Robert Leicht, 2020, "Subcontracting Strategy: Practices and Performance Implications for Building Projects", Engineering Project Organization Conference, Engineering Project Organization Society, pp. 17
  • Sagata Bhawani, John Messner and Robert Leicht, 2020, "Developing an ontology for implementation of lean construction methods in construction projects", ASCE Construction Research Congress, ASCE, pp. 10
  • Graeme Larsen and Robert Leicht, 2019, "Driving’innovation in construction organizations: a comparative case study of the design and construction of motor racing venues", Proceedings of the Engineering Project Organization Conference, Engineering Project Organization Society
  • Robert Leicht and Fred Sherratt, 2019, "The existential crisis of construction project management, who, what, and why are we anymore", Proceedings of the Engineering Project Organization Conference
  • Colm Lundrigan and Robert Leicht, 2019, "More cooks in the kitchen: Why do IPD projects embrace what megaprojects dread?", Proceedings of the Engineering Project Organization Conference, Engineering Project Organization Society
  • Ruth Dowsett, Robert Leicht and Christopher Harty, 2018, "Organisational Implications of robotics in the management of engineering projects", Engineering Project Organization Conference, Engineering Project Organization Society, pp. 10
  • Robert Leicht and Christopher Harty, 2017, "Influence of multiparty IPD contracts on construction innovation", Proceedings of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, pp. 10
  • Robert Leicht, Miaomiao Niu and John Messner, 2017, "Prevalence and value of BIM Uses in Construction", International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, pp. 7
  • Jean Laurent and Robert Leicht, 2017, "Cross-Functional Project Teams in Construction: A Longitudinal Case Study", International Group for Lean Construction, pp. 8
  • Katherine Maslak, Bryan Franz and Robert Leicht, 2017, "Framework for Assessing in the communication networks of AEC teams", Engineering Project Organization Society, USA, 15th, pp. 12
  • Yuzhong Shen, Rita Peihua Zhang, Yong Koh, Steve Rowlinson and Robert Leicht, 2017, "The Effects of Group Safety Climate on Construction Personnel’s Safety Behavior: A Cross-level Investigation", Engineering Project Organization Society, USA, 15th, pp. 12
  • Issa Ramaji, John and Robert Leicht, 2016, "Leveraging building information models in IFC to perform energy analysis in OpenStudio.", ASHRAE, 6, (1)
  • Miaomiao Niu, Robert Leicht and Steve Rowlinson, 2016, "The relationship among safety culture model constructs in construction.", ASCE, pp. 10
  • Katie Gonzales, Somayeh Asadi and Robert Leicht, 2016, "On the evaluation of the main drivers of motivation in the construction industry", ASCE, pp. 8
  • Miaomiao Niu, Robert Leicht and Steve Rowlinson, 2016, "Overview and analysis of safety climate studies in the construction industry", ASCE, pp. 8
  • Jiang Li, Miaomiao Niu, Robert Leicht and John Messner, 2016, "Developing a taxonomy of construction model uses", ASCE, pp. 8
  • Miaomiao Niu, Robert Leicht and Steve Rowlinson, 2015, "Exploring the role of owner leadership for improving construction site safety climate", EPOS
  • A Townes, B W Franz and Robert Leicht, 2015, "A case study of IPD Team Selection", EPOS
  • L Jiang, Robert Leicht and J I Messner, 2015, "Future construction uses of building information models"
  • F Wu, D R Riley and Robert Leicht, 2015, "Value-oriented Approach to Home Energy Audit Process Design"
  • L Jiang, Robert Leicht and J I Messner, 2015, "Aligning Design Information in An Automated, Rule-based Constructability Checking: A Case Study of Formwork"
  • 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", 2014 ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference, Atlanta, GA, pp. 129–136
  • P. Gultekin, C. J. Anumba and Robert Leicht, 2014, "Development of a decision support system architecture for energy efficient retrofit projects", 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, Orlando, FL
  • Tabitha L Sprau Coulter and Robert Leicht, 2014, "A Sensitivity Analysis of Energy Modeling Input Parameters for Energy Retrofit Projects", 2014 Construction Research Congress Construction in a Global Network, Atlanta, GA, pp. 2244–2254
  • Fadi Castronovo, Dragana Nikolic, Sarah E Zappe, Robert Leicht and John Messner, 2014, "Enhancement of Learning Objectives in Construction Engineering Education: A Step toward Simulation Assessment", 2014 Construction Research Congress Construction in a Global Network, Atlanta, GA, pp. 339–348
  • Bryan Franz, Behzad Esmaeili, Robert Leicht, Keith Molenaar and John Messner, 2014, "Exploring the Role of the Team Environment in Building Project Performance", 2014 Construction Research Congress Construction in a Global Network, Atlanta, GA, pp. 1997–2010
  • Li Jiang, Robert Leicht and Gul Kremer, 2014, "Eliciting Constructability Knowledge for BIM-enabled Automated, Rule-based Constructability Review: A Case Study of Formwork", 2014 Construction Research Congress Construction in a Global Network, Atlanta, GA, pp. 319–328
  • Steven K Ayer, Robert Leicht, Gretchen A Macht and David A Nembhard, 2014, "Teams Assessing Teams: How Assessment is Affected by Team Member Personality Traits", 2014 Construction Research Congress, Atlanta, GA, pp. 349–358
  • Gretchen Macht, Robert Leicht and David A Nembhard, 2013, "Personality and Emotional Intelligence Interactions for Engineering Teams: A Preliminary Study", Engineering Project Organizations Conference
  • Pelin Gultekin, Chinemelu J Anumba and Robert Leicht, 2013, "A Cross-Case Analysis of Decision Making Environment for Deep Retrofit Projects", Computing in Civil Engineering (2013), Coventry, UK, pp. 10
  • Pelin Gultekin, Chinemelu J Anumba and Robert Leicht, 2013, "Energy consumption reduction strategies through integrated system decisions in deep retrofit project delivery", Sustainable Building and Construction Conference, Coventry, UK, pp. 10
  • B. Franz and Robert Leicht, 2013, "Exploring Mediating Effects of Inter-organizational Boundaries on Project Delivery Methods", Engineering Project Organizations Conference, Denver, CO, pp. 11
  • Miaomiao Niu, Tabitha L Sprau Coulter, Robert Leicht, Chinemelu J Anumba and others, 2013, "Information Exchange Requirements for Energy Audits in the Commercial Building Retrofit Sector", American Society of Civil Engineers, pp. 145–152
  • Xue Yang, Yifan Liu, Semiha Ergan, Burcu Akinci, Robert Leicht and John Messner, 2013, "Lessons learned from developing immersive virtual mock-ups to support energy efficient retrofit decision making", International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, pp. 210–217
  • Miaomiao Niu, Tabitha Sprau-Coulter, Robert Leicht and C J Anumba, 2013, "Information Exchange Requirements for Energy Audits in Commercial Building Retrofit Sector", pp. 145-152
  • Yu Nan, Yufei Jiang, Lannan Luo, Sanghoon Lee, Abdou Jallow, Dinghao Wu, John Messner, Robert Leicht and John Yen, 2013, "Integrating BIMserver and OpenStudio for energy efficient building", pp. 516-523
  • P. Gultekin, C. J. Anumba and Robert Leicht, 2013, "A Cross-case Analysis of Decision Making Environment for Deep Retrofit Projects", International Workshop on computing in Civil Engineering, Los Angeles, CA, pp. 250-258
  • Jared C Zoller, Michael Whelton and Robert M Leicht, 2013, "Developing Energy Conservation Measure Assembly Costs for Rapid Integrated Retrofit Feasibility", pp. 8
  • Behzad Esmaeili, Bryan Franz, Keith Molenaar, Robert Leicht and John Messner, 2013, "A review of critical success factors and performance metrics on construction projects", 4th Construction Specialty Conference, 1, pp. 10
  • Gretchen Macht, Robert Leicht and David A Nembhard, 2013, "Emotional Intelligence, Communication and Team Performance", Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, pp. 12
  • Li Jiang, Ryan L. Solnosky and Robert Leicht, 2013, "Virtual prototyping for constructability review", 4th Construction Specialty Conference, pp. 8
  • Tabitha L Sprau Coulter, Craig R Dubler and Robert Leicht, 2013, "Developing a Standard Energy Auditing Process for Pennsylvania State University", pp. 891–901
  • Pelin Gultekin, Chinemelu J Anumba and Robert Leicht, 2013, "Towards an integrated process model and decision support system for high performance green retrofits", Architectural Engineering Institute, pp. 912-923
  • S Safa Eslambolchi and Robert M. Leicht, 2013, "Benchmarking and advancing construction safety: an owner's perspective.", pp. 8
  • Gretchen Macht, Robert Leicht and David A Nembhard, 2012, "Emotional Intelligence Subcategories Predict Team Performance in an Engineering Curriculum,", Engineering Project Organizations Conference
  • C. Dossick, R. M. Leicht and G. Neff, 2012, "Understanding how virtual prototypes and workspaces support interdisciplinary learning in Architectural, Engineering and construction education.", Engineering Project Organizations Conference, Rheden, Netherlands, pp. 8
  • Y Jiang, J Ming, Dinghao Wu, John Yen, Prasenjit Mitra, John Messner and Robert Leicht, 2012, "BIM server requirements to support the energy efficient building lifecycle"
  • Sanghoon Lee, Yifan Liu, Sreelatha Chunduri, Ryan L. Solnosky, John Messner, Robert Leicht and Chinemelu J Anumba, 2012, "Development of a process model to support integrated design for energy efficient buildings", ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, pp. 261-268
  • Y. Jiang, J. Ming, D. Wu, J. Yen, P. Mitra, J. I. Messner and R. M. Leicht, 2012, "BIM Server Requirements to Support the Energy Efficient Building Lifecycle", Computing in Civil Engineering Conference, Clearwater Beach, FL, pp. 365-372
  • S. Lee, Y. Liu, S. Chunduri, R. L. Solnosky, J. I. Messner, R. M. Leicht and C. J. Anumba, 2012, "Development of a Process Map to Support Integrated Design for Energy Efficient Buildings."
  • Y. Liu, R. M. Leicht and J. I. Messner, 2012, "Identify Information Exchanges by Mapping and Analyzing the Integrated Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Design Process.", Computing in Civil Engineering Conference, Clearwater Beach, FL
  • T. Coulter, J. Hinsey, R. M. Leicht and D. Riley, 2012, "Identifying Energy Auditing Information Exchange Requirements by Analyzing the Gaps Between Current Energy Auditing Process and the Ideal Energy Auditing Process for Commercial Retrofit Buildings."
  • B. Franz, P. Gultekin and R. M. Leicht, 2012, "Initiating IPD Concepts on Campus Facilities with a Collaboration Addendum.", ASCE Construction Research Council, West Lafayette, IN
  • S. K. Ayer, R. M. Leicht and C. Smith, 2012, "Assessing the Impact of Physical Prototyping in First; Year Engineering Education.", ASCE Construction Research Council
  • Bryan Franz and Robert Leicht, 2012, "Initiating IPD Concepts on Campus Facilities with a" Collaboration Addendum", Construction Research Congress 2012, pp. 61–70
  • G Macht, R M Leicht, D Riley and J I Messner, 2011, "Emotional Intelligence Provides Indicators for Team Performance in Engineering Curriculum", Engineering Project Organizations Conference, pp. 16
  • R Solnosky, M K Parfitt, R Holland, R M Leicht and J I Messner, 2011, "Team Integration Through a Capstone Design Course Implementing BIM and IPD", pp. 10
  • R M Leicht, E Enache-Pommer and B W Franz, 2011, "Carrying Over Integrated Project Delivery Concepts to a Non-IPD Project: A Comparative Case Study", pp. 0
  • Robert Leicht, PMP Moawia Abdelkarim and John Messner, 2010, "Gaining end user involvement through virtual reality mock-ups: a medical facility case study", Proceedings of the CIB W78, pp. 10
  • Sarah E Zappe, Robert Leicht, John Messner, Thomas Litzinger and Hyeon Woo Lee, 2009, ""Flipping" the classroom to explore active learning in a large undergraduate course", American Society for Engineering Education
  • R. M. Leicht, A. Lewis, D. R. Riley, J. I. Messner and G. B. Darnell, 2009, "Assessing Traits for Success in Individual and Team Performance in an Engineering Course.", pp. 1358-1367
  • R. M. Leicht and J. I. Messner, 2009, "Improving Site Utilization Planning Through the use of Interactive Workspaces.", ASCE Construction Research Congress, pp. 437-446
  • R. M. Leicht, C. R. Dubler and J. I. Messner, 2008, "Evaluating Building Information Modeling Requirements for Trade Coordination at the Dickinson School of Law.", pp. 6
  • R. M. Leicht, K. Maldovan and J. I. Messner, 2007, "A Framework to Analyze the Effectiveness of Team Interactions in Virtual Environments.", pp. 100-109
  • Lingyun Wang, John Messner and Robert Leicht, 2007, "Assessement of 4D Modeling For Schedule Visualization in Construction Engineering Education", 3, pp. 1
  • L. Wang, J. I. Messner and R. M. Leicht, 2007, "Assessment of 4D Modeling for Schedule Visualization in Construction Engineering Education.", pp. 8
  • R. M. Leicht and J. I. Messner, 2007, "Comparing Traditional Schematic Design Documentation to a Schematic Building Information Model.", Proceedings of the CIB W78, pp. 8

Magazines/Trade Publications

  • Keith Molenaar and Robert Leicht, 2015, "Study shows importance of team integration", (2), pp. 4

Abstracts

  • Jonathan Nelson, Bryan Franz and Robert Leicht, 2020, "Evaluating Building Sustainability Impacts from Evolving LEED Rating Systems", Engineering Project Organization Conference, pp. 5

Other

  • John Messner, Robert Leicht and Sagata Bhawani, 2018, "Lean Deployment Planning Guide", pp. 40
  • Paul Chinowsky and Robert Leicht, 2017, "Special Issue on Engineering Education", Engineering Project Organization Journal, 7, (1), pp. 3
  • Keith Molenaar, Robert Leicht, John Messner, Bryan Franz and Behzad Esmaeili, 2015, "Examining the Role of Integration in the Success of Building Construction Projects", pp. 170
  • J. M. Messner and R. M. Leicht, 2012, "Experiencing Digital Design: Developing Interactive Workspaces for Visualizing, Editing and Interacting with Digital Design Artifacts.", pp. 238-256
  • Megan Wortman, Robert Leicht, Nevena Zikic and John Messner, 2008, "The Long and Foster Headquarters Building: A Building Information Modeling Case Study"
  • Robert Leicht, Stephen Fox, Tarja Mäkelainen and John Messner, 2007, "Building information models, display media and team performance: An exploratory study"

Research Projects

  • October 2019 - September 2024, "FW-HTF-RM: Collaborative Research: Future of Construction Work at the Human-Technology Frontier," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • April 2022 - December 2023, "Extending the value of lean methods for MEP Contractors," (Sponsor: Lean Construction Institute).
  • October 2018 - September 2022, "Integrated Delivery of Ultra-High-Performance Buildings," (Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education).
  • January 2021 - June 2022, "Growing trade partner use of Lean Construction Methods," (Sponsor: Lean Construction Institute).
  • September 2019 - September 2021, "Smart Model-centric Life Cycle Approach to Collaborative Execution of Capital Projects," (Sponsor: Construction Industry Institute).
  • August 2017 - December 2019, "Developing a Procedure to Select Lean Practices," (Sponsor: Lean Construction Institute).

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Academic Award, Construction Industry Institute, August 2023

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Participation in Governance Bodies and Related Activities, Chairperson, EFC Chair, Penn State, Engineering Faculty Council, September 2022 - August 2023
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Open Rank Faculty Search, Penn State, Open Rank Faculty Search, November 2022
  • Participation in Governance Bodies and Related Activities, Chairperson, Engineering Faculty Council, Penn State, Undergraduate Studies, September 2021 - August 2022
  • Committee Work, Member, Sabbatical Committee, Sabbatical Committee, 2018 - 2020
  • Committee Work, Member, Scholarships and Awards Committee, August 2012
  • Committee Work, Member, Penn State Fulbright Review Committee, January 2011 - October 2019
  • Other, Director, Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence, PACE, January 2011
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Advisor, Student Chapter of the Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence (S:PACE), August 2011
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Advisor, Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), January 2011 - 2020

Service to External Organizations:

  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, Co-Technical Chair, Architectural Engineering Institute, May 2017 - May 2019
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, National Building Information Modeling Standards Project Committee, May 2011 - 2019
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Member, Associate member, American Society of Civil Engineerings, January 2010
 


 

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