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Steven Ayer

Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005
Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005
Biography: 

Steven Ayer oversees the Emerging Technologies BIM Research Group at Arizona State University. He joined ASU in August of 2014 as an assistant professor in the Del E Webb School of Construction within the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (SSEBE). Prior to joining ASU, Ayer studied at Pennsylvania State University, where he completed his doctorate. During his graduate work, he researched how mobile computing systems using augmented reality (AR) and simulation game technologies can influence student design processes. The results from this work provided some encouraging findings that will help to influence future research endeavors. In addition to his education, Ayer has had several opportunities to work in industry with construction companies, a design firm, and a Building Information Modeling software development company. These work experiences gave him an appreciation of the workflows and challenges associated with design and construction from a variety of different perspectives. Ultimately, his academic and industry experiences have shaped his research interest to study the intersection of technological capability and human behavior to better understand how we can intelligently use new technological approaches to improve the building industry.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Architectural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University 2013
  • M.A.E. Architectural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University 2008
  • B.A.E. Architectural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University 2008
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 499Individualized Instruction
CON 590Reading and Conference
CON 592Research
CON 595Continuing Registration
CEE 792Research
CON 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 499Individualized Instruction
CON 590Reading and Conference
CON 592Research
CON 595Continuing Registration
CEE 792Research
CON 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 499Individualized Instruction
CON 590Reading and Conference
CON 592Research
CON 792Research
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 499Individualized Instruction
CON 590Reading and Conference
CON 595Continuing Registration
CEE 792Research
CON 792Research
CEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 453Construction Project Mgmt I
CNE 453Construction Project Mgmt I
CON 590Reading and Conference
CON 592Research
CON 593Applied Project
CON 792Research
CEE 792Research
CON 799Dissertation
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 590Reading and Conference
CON 792Research
CEE 792Research
CON 799Dissertation
CEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CNE 453Construction Project Mgmt I
CON 453Construction Project Mgmt I
CON 590Reading and Conference
CON 792Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CNE 453Construction Project Mgmt I
CON 453Construction Project Mgmt I
CON 792Research
Industry Positions: 

Before coming to ASU, Steven Ayer was an instructor at The Pennsylvania State University. He has worked for Clark Construction Group in Bethesda, Maryland, Bentley Systems, Inc., at University Park, Pennsylvania, the Gilbane Building Co. in State College, Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.