Dr. Salman Azhar is a J.E. Wilborn Endowed Associate Professor and Graduate Program Chair in the McWhorter School of Building Science at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. He has more than 20 years of research, teaching and construction industry experience by working in USA, Hong Kong, Thailand and Pakistan. Dr. Azhar has conducted research on High performance buildings, Sustainable construction, Building Information Modeling, Construction safety and Construction education. His research projects have been funded by the USAID, US Department of State, Construction Industry Institute (CII), National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), the Alabama State Licensing Board for General Contractors, and several construction firms in the Southeast USA. He has written a book entitled “Data Warehousing in Construction Organizations: Concepts, Architecture and Implementation”, co-edited ten conference proceedings and published more than 100 papers in refereed journals and conferences. His three research papers received the Best Paper Awards in international conferences. Dr. Azhar received the Auburn University’s Outstanding Faculty award in 2012 and Building Science Outstanding Researcher Award in 2016, 2011 and 2009, and Excellence in Teaching Award in 2014. He also received the Outstanding Researcher Award from the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) in 2015.