Kathleen Short earned a PhD in Environmental Design and Planning and a Master of Science in Building/Construction Science and Management from Virginia Tech. She also earned a Bachelor of Social Work from Concord University. She is currently the Project Director for the Construction Academy and the Hospitality Academy in the Workforce Development and Life Long Learning division of the University of the District of Columbia, Community College.
Dr. Bulbul is an Assistant Professor of Building Construction and Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Virginia Tech. She has expertise in investigating information and communication technologies together with the development of formalized, model-based analysis approaches to deal with the complexities of the built environment. Her research areas include Building Information Modeling (BIM); product and process modeling in AEC/FM; ontology based approaches for design, construction and and maintenance of critical importance buildings; intelligent maintenance systems linking the building information to its content; and tracking building data for well-informed end-of-lifecycle decisions and embodied energy vs. operational energy comparisons. Dr Bulbul is currently teaching BIM and IT in design and construction topics in the Department of Building Construction curriculum. She has received her PhD on Computational Design from Carnegie Mellon University and worked at the Istanbul Technical University and the Pennsylvania State University before coming to the Virginia Tech.
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