Construction students in New York City

Building Construction Engineering and Management

The faculty in the construction engineering and management area engage in research to advance the industry construction processes through new views of integrated teams, technology, and environmental stewardship. The research balances fundamental research with applied research through partnerships with industry. The construction faculty and their graduate research assistants have developed ongoing research programs that specialize in the following areas.

Technology development and Adoption

Integrated Delivery Methods

Safety Research

  • Eye-tracking and hazard recognition
  • Safety Climate

Sustainability and Resiliency

  • Renewable Energy and Smart Grid
  • High Performance Building Systems
  • Integrative Building Design Methods
  • Design of High Performance Buildings
  • Healthy, Sustainable, and Resilient Building Materials
  • Building Energy Efficiency, Auditing, and Retuning

Process and Methods for Integrated Construction

  • Modular Construction
  • Constructability Analysis
  • Process modeling and integrated systems
Building Construction Faculty


Widely acknowledged as one of the top Architectural Engineering programs in the world, the Penn State AE Department is dedicated to providing outstanding academic excellence to all of our students. The AE program is focused on preparing students and conducting research in the design, engineering, and construction of building projects.

Department of Architectural Engineering

104 Engineering Unit A

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-6394