Dr. Ricardo Eiris is an Assistant Professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Build Environment at ASU. His research centers on advancing the frontier of human-technology interaction within the context of construction workforce training and education. He seeks to augment the cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and social performance of construction professionals and students through the use of emerging technologies. To achieve this research goal, his work has been concentrated in three overlapping focus areas: (1) Metaverse and the Future of Construction Work and Education; (2) Extended-Reality (AR/VR/MR) Technologies for Construction Safety Applications; and (3) Drone Operations in Construction.
- Ph.D. Design, Construction, and Planning, Rinker School of Construction, University of Florida (2020).
- M.S. Digital Arts and Science, Department Computer and Information Science and Engineering, University of Florida (2020)
- M.S. Construction Management, Rinker School of Construction, University of Florida (2016)
- M.S. Civil Engineering, Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment, University of Florida (2016)
- B.S. Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, Universidad Metropolitana - Venezuela (2013)
(1) Metaverse and the Future of Construction Work and Education: The metaverse as an immersive digital space in which humans and intelligent information systems interact is at the forefront of technological innovation. My research seeks to transform the future of construction training and education through the use of the metaverse, enabling professionals and students to understand and interact with jobsites beyond the existing constraints of reality (e.g., time, space, social interactions).
(2) Extended-Reality (AR/VR/MR) Technologies for Construction Safety Applications: Extended-reality technologies are becoming ubiquitous in today’s construction industry and academia. My research aims to advance construction safety applications by using novel extended-reality technologies, helping professionals and students to visualize and understand jobsite hazards, latent risks, and safety parameters. My research is leading the way on the utilization of 360-degree panorama environments as realistic representations of construction jobsites.
(3) Drone Operations in Construction: Drones are becoming ever-present on construction sites. However, liability and safety concerns pose challenges for construction professionals and students to learn how to perform flights and interact with these aerial robots. My research explores new methods to visualize and simulate drone data for planning, decision-making, and practicing operations.
J1. Isingizwe, J., Eiris, R., & Gheisari, M. (2023). Racial Disparities in the Construction Domain: A Systematic Literature Review of the U.S. Educational and Workforce Domain. Sustainability 15(7), 5646; https://doi.org/10.3390/su15075646
J2. Sun, Y., Albeaino, G., Gheisari, M., & Eiris, R. (2022). Online site visits using virtual collaborative spaces: A plan-reading activity on a digital building site. Elsevier Journal of Advanced Engineering Informatics, 53, 101667, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aei.2022.101667
J3. Eiris, R., Wen, J., & Gheisari, M. (2022). iVisit-Collaborate: Collaborative problem-solving in multiuser 360-degree panoramic site visits. Elsevier Journal of Computers & Education, 177, 104365, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2021.104365
J4. Eiris, R., Wen, J., & Gheisari, M. (2021). Influence of Virtual Human Appearance Fidelity Within Building Science Storytelling Educational Applications. ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering, 27(4), 04021036, https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)AE.1943-5568.0000510
J5. Albeaino, G., Eiris, R., Gheisari, M., & Issa, R. R. (2021). DroneSim: a VR-based flight training simulator for drone-mediated building inspections. Emerald Journal of Construction Innovation, https://doi.org/10.1108/CI-03-2021-0049
J6. Eiris, R., Jain, E., Gheisari, M., & Wehle, A. (2021). Online Hazard Recognition Training: Comparative Case Study of Static Images, Cinemagraphs, and Videos. ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 147(8), 04021082, https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0002090
J7. Eiris, R., Wen, J., & Gheisari, M. (2021). iVisit–Practicing Problem-Solving in 360-Degree Panoramic Site Visits led by Virtual Humans. Elsevier Journal of Automation in Construction, 128, 103754, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2021.103754
J8. Eiris, R., Albeaino, G., Gheisari, M., Benda, W., & Faris, R. (2021). InDrone: a 2D-based drone flight behavior visualization platform for indoor building inspection. Emerald Journal of Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, Vol. 10 No. 3, pp. 438-456, https://doi.org/10.1108/SASBE-03-2021-0036
J9. Eiris, R., Jain, A., Gheisari, M., & Wehle, A. (2020). Safety Immersive Storytelling: Using Narrated 360-Degree Panoramas: A Fall Hazard Training for Electrical Contractors. Elsevier Journal of Safety Science, 127, 104703, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2020.104703
J10. Eiris, R., Gheisari, M., & Esmaeili, B. (2020). Desktop-Based Safety Training Using 360-Degree Panorama and Static Virtual Reality Techniques: A Comparative Experimental Study. Elsevier Journal of Automation in Construction, 109, 102969, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2019.102969
J11. Eiris, R., Gheisari, M., & Esmaeili, B. (2018). PARS: Using Augmented 360-Degree Panoramas of Reality for Construction Safety Training. MDPI Journal of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(11), 2452, https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15112452
J12. Eiris, R., & Gheisari, M. (2017). Site Visit Application in Construction Education: A Descriptive Study of Faculty Members. Taylor & Francis Journal of International Journal of Construction Education and Research, 15(2), 83-99, https://doi.org/10.1080/15578771.2017.1375050
J13. Eiris, R., & Gheisari M. (2017). Research Trends of Virtual human Applications in Architecture, Engineering and Construction. Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon), 22(9), 168-184, https://itcon.org/papers/2017_09-ITcon-Eiris.pdf
J14. Eiris, R., & Flood, I. (2017). Impact of Linear Correlation on Construction Project Performance Using Stochastic Linear Scheduling. Springer Journal of Visualization in Engineering, 5(1), 8, https://doi.org/10.1186/s40327-017-0045-2
|Course Number||Course Title|
|CEE 790||Reading and Conference|
|CON 575||Info Technology in Constructn|
|CEE 790||Reading and Conference|
- ASC International Best Conference Paper Award, 59th Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) International Conference, 2023
- ASC International Regional Teaching Award (Great Lakes Region), 59th Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) International Conference, 2023
- ASC Mechanical Electrical Academic Consortium (MEAC) Mechanical and Electrical Faculty Boot Camp Fellowship. Associated School of Construction, 2022
- ASC International Runner-Up for Best Conference Paper Award, 58th Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) International Conference, 2022
- ASCE ExCEEd Fellowship, American Society of Civil Engineering, 2021
- The National Academies’ Winner List of the Idea Competition on Imagining the Future of Undergraduate STEM Education, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), 2020
- Arizona State University, Assistant Professor (8/23 - Present)
- Michigan Technological University, Assistant Professor (8/20 - 7/23)
- University of Florida, Graduate Research & Teaching Assistant (8/16 - 7/20)