Figueiredo Muller, Marina (PhD)
Dr. Muller is currently a visiting assistant professor at Florida Gulf Coast university (FGCU) in the Department of Construction Management, teaching construction drawing and representation, Construction finance, Building Information Modelling and Sustainable Constructions.
She has taught at the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR) for 11 years. She has experience teaching Building Information Modeling (BIM), cast-in-place concrete structures, vector mechanics and construction practices for the undergraduate civil engineering course and post-graduate construction management programs. She was likewise a temporary professor at Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (PUCminas), teaching bridges design, airport structures and harbors and waterways at the BIM infrastructure post-graduate program. She also consults on BIM education for various Brazilian companies.
Her main research area is BIM interoperability, where she explores interoperability for sustainability and structural design, as well as processes models and ontologies. Her main current projects are the development of a Data Dictionary for bridges in partnership with the University of Florida and a project for accessibility for blind and visually impaired people in the construction industry. Another of her research fields is BIM in education.
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