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    Jiang, L. and Leicht, R. M. (2014). Virtual prototyping for automated rule-based constructability checking.
    Journal of Management in Engineering, Special Issue on Information and Communication Technologies in AEC Organizations:
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    and Organizational Behavior. (accepted).Behavior, 31(1): A4014004, Pp. 1-10.
    Leicht, R. M., Franz, B. W. and Molenaar, K. (2014). Successful university research programs with extensive industry involvement.
    ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction. Vol. 19, No. 1, Pp. 57-62.
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    Castronovo, F., Nikolic, D., Zappe, S.E., Leicht, R.M., and Messner, J.I. (2014). "Enhancement of learning objectives in construction engineering
    education: A step towards simulation assessment." Proceedings from the 2014 Construction Research Congress, Atlanta, GA, May 21-23, 2014.
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    building project
    performance." Proceedings from the 2014 Construction Research Congress, Atlanta, GA, May 21-23, 2014.
    Jiang, L, Leicht, R.M., and Kremer, G.E.O. (2014). "Eliciting constructability knowledge for BIM-enabled automated, rule-based constructability
    review: A case study for formwork." Proceedings from the 2014 Construction Research Congress, Atlanta, GA, May 21-23, 2014.
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    retrofit projects."
    Proceedings from the 2014 Construction Research Congress, Atlanta, GA, May 21-23, 2014.
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    {http://archive-staff.ncat.edu/univrel/alumni/2012/dec13/photos/allison-townes.jpg} Allison Townes
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    Allow owners to select delivery methods, project teams, and contract methods that offer the greatest likelihood of success
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    Transitioning to Collaborative Design PracticesCollaboration in Delivery of Projects
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    Evaluating Constructability using Building Information Modeling
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    Emotional Intelligence within Construction Engineering
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    ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY is taking the U.S. building industry by storm. And for good reason. It is generating better buildings. Sustainable—or green— buildings use less energy, require fewer resources, generate less waste, and provide better, more productive environments than regular buildings. These HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDINGS emphasize the long term performance of the facility. The trouble is these buildings are challenging to design and construct using conventional project delivery. Systems are more complex, and need to be integrated with other building elements. Construction is done with sometimes unusual materials, and to different standards. Despite this, many projects are completed in much the approach as regular buildings. There have been very few changes or innovations in the PROJECT PROCESSES used to deliver these facilities. This often results in extra project cost. It also squanders many opportunities for better levels of sustainability.
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  6. page Events edited Welcome New Graduate Students, September 2012! With the fall semester having commenced, the Lean …

    Welcome New Graduate Students, September 2012! With the fall semester having commenced, the Lean and Green Research Initiative welcomes two new graduate students.
    - Fuju Wu joins our group from University of Washington. Jiang will be working towards a Ph.D.- Jared Zoller is joining us from the Suffolk Construction and will be working on an MS.
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    - Dr. Leicht and Gretchen Macht travelled to Rheden, Netherlands to present their work at the Engineering Project Organization Conference (EPOC) early this July 2012. As usual, the EPOC environment was intellectually inspiring and sparked multiple future collaborative ideas. EPOC 2013 is in Colorado next summer; we hope to make another strong PSU Lean & Green research presence
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  7. page Projects edited The Lean and Green Research Initiative conducts research and education to improve the delivery of h…
    The Lean and Green Research Initiative conducts research and education to improve the delivery of high performance buildings through the development of resource efficient (lean) processes that maximize value at minimal delivery cost. To represent this mission, there are a cornucopia of research projects that are being explored within this research group at Penn State that range from energy audits to safety to integration project delivery implementations to high performance teams. For more information on the various projects within the team, please see the breakdown below:
    Energy Audit Process and Tool Development
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    Guide to Success in Integrated Projects
    GOAL: Determine the role of project delivery methods and team integration in project success
    OBJECTIVES: Provide a repeatable process for making project decisions
    Allow owners to select delivery methods, project teams, and contract methods that offer the greatest likelihood of success
    Improve transparency of decision-making process regarding delivery methods
    Benchmarking Owner Integration into Safety Planning

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    Transitioning to Collaborative Design Practices
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    Correlating Safety and High Performance Green at the Corporate Level

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