R. Raymond Issa, PhD, JD, PE, F.ASCE, API is an engineer, lawyer and computer scientist and Rinker Professor and Director of Rinker School of Construction Management at the University of Florida. Raymond specializes and teaches in the areas of construction management, construction law, construction information technology and structures and foundations. Raymond has completed over $8 million in grants; his authorship includes over 350 publications and he has served on over 350 Masters and over 60 Ph.D. committees. Raymond was elected ASCE Fellow (2009); received the ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering Award (2012); was elected to Pan American Academy of Engineering (2014) and received the 2015 Best Paper Award from the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. Raymond currently serves as the Chief Editor of the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering; on the Editorial Board of Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management; as VP for the North American Region of the Pan American Federation of Engineering Societies; as President of the International Society of Computing in Civil and Building Engineering and as Member of the Board of Directors of the National Center for Construction Education and Research.