Carrie Sturts Dossick

Carrie Sturts Dossick

Associate Dean for Research; Professor, Construction Management

Professor Carrie Sturts Dossick, P.E. is a Professor of Construction Management and the Associate Dean of Research in the College of Built Environments, University of Washington. Dr. Dossick also holds an adjunct professor appointment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and is currently the Vice-Chair of the National BIM Standard -US Planning Committee. Dr. Dossick co-directs the Communication, Technology, and Organizational Practices lab in the Center for Education and Research in Construction (CERC). Dr. Dossick has over two decades of research and teaching experience focused on emerging collaboration methods and technologies such as Building Information Modeling (BIM). She is an active member of the National Institute of Building Sciences BIM Council, and the Academic Interoperability Coalition (AiC). Current research and teaching projects include Cybersecurity for Large Institutional owners, a Pankow funded project on Owner Decision-making and Project Delivery, The Core BIM Module for the National BIM Standard US, an Introduction to BIM for Construction Management Certificate with Skanska, a new online Certificate for digital fabrication workflows for concrete formwork with Turner Construction, and the IB Index with the University of Technology Sydney. Recent work includes BIM-based information exchange between design, construction and operations, BIM Standards and Processes for the Port of Seattle, the use of Virtual Reality for Facilities Management Training, and BIM workflows for Preconstruction Services. Recent Technical Publications. She has received funding from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Education, General Services Administration, Mechanical Contractors Association of Western Washington, Sound Transit, Skanska USA Building, Mortenson Company, University of Washington Royalty Research Fund, University of Washington Capital Projects and Facilities services.



Prof. Dossick's CM515 Spring 2024 Class. (2024). 2024 Innovation in the Construction Industry (Sturts Dossick, C., & Ray, L., Eds.). UW Libraries Pressbooks. View Publication

Borhani, A., Borhani, A., Dossick, C. S., & Jupp, J. (2024). An Ontological Analysis for Comparison of the Concepts of Sustainable Building and Intelligent Building. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 150(4). View Publication


Borys, A.M., & Dossick, C.S. (2023). 15. Integrated Studio: Trade-offs as a Mechanism for Collaboration. In Kim, J. (Ed.), Interdisciplinary Design Thinking in Architecture Education. Routledge. ISBN 9781032283241. View Publication

Hu, Y., & Dossick, C. S. (2023). Decoding the dynamics of BIM use practice in construction projects. Construction Management and Economics, 1–25. View Publication


Recart, Carolina; Dossick, Carrie Sturts. (2022). Hygrothermal Behavior Of Post-retrofit Housing: A Review Of The Impacts Of The Energy Efficiency Upgrade Strategies. Energy & Buildings, 262. View Publication

Asl, Bita Astaneh; Dossick, Carrie Sturts. (2022). Immersive VR Versus BIM for AEC Team Collaboration in Remote 3D Coordination Processes. Buildings, 12(10). View Publication


Abdirad, Hamid; Dossick, Carrie S.; Johnson, Brian R.; Migliaccio, Giovanni. (2021). Disruptive Information Exchange Requirements In Construction Projects: Perception And Response Patterns. Building Research And Information, 49(2), 161 - 178. View Publication

Homayouni, Hoda; Dossick, Carrie Sturts; Neff, Gina. (2021). Three Pathways To Highly Energy Efficient Buildings: Assessing Combinations Of Teaming And Technology. Journal Of Management In Engineering, 37(2). View Publication


Anderson, Anne; Dossick, Carrie Sturts; Osburn, Laura. (2020). Curriculum To Prepare Aec Students For Bim-enabled Globally Distributed Projects. International Journal Of Construction Education & Research, 16(4), 270 - 289. View Publication

Abdirad, Hamid; Dossick, Carrie Sturts. (2020). Rebaselining Asset Data For Existing Facilities And Infrastructure. Journal Of Computing In Civil Engineering, 34(1). View Publication


Abdirad, Hamid; Dossick, Carrie S. (2019). Normative And Descriptive Models For Cobie Implementation: Discrepancies And Limitations. Engineering, Construction And Architectural Management, 26(8), 1820 - 1836. View Publication

Abdirad, Hamid; Dossick, Carrie S. (2019). Restructuration Of Architectural Practice In Integrated Project Delivery (ipd): Two Case Studies. Engineering, Construction And Architectural Management, 26(1), 104 - 117. View Publication


Taylor, J.e.(1); Alin, P.(2); Anderson, A.(3); Çomu, S.(4); Dossick, C.s.(5); Hartmann, T.(6); Iorio, J.(7); Mahalingam, A.(8); Mohammadi, N.(9). (2018). Cybergrid: A Virtual Workspace For Architecture, Engineering, And Construction. Transforming Engineering Education: Innovative, Computer-mediated Learning Technologies, 291-321. View Publication


Anderson, Anne; Dossick, Carrie Sturts; Iorio, Josh; Taylor, John E. (2017). The Impact Of Avatars, Social Norms And Copresence On The Collaboration Effectiveness Of Aec Virtual Teams. Journal Of Information Technology In Construction, 22, 287 - 304. View Publication


Abdirad, Hamid; Dossick, Carrie S. (2016). Bim Curriculum Design In Architecture, Engineering, And Construction Education: A Systematic Review. Journal Of Information Technology In Construction, 21, 250 - 271. View Publication


Dossick, Carrie Sturts; Anderson, Anne; Azari, Rahman; Iorio, Josh; Neff, Gina; Taylor, John E. (2015). Messy Talk In Virtual Teams: Achieving Knowledge Synthesis Through Shared Visualizations. Journal Of Management In Engineering, 31(1). View Publication


Dossick, Carrie Sturts(1). (2014). Messy Work In Virtual Worlds: Exploring Discovery And Synthesis In Virtual Teams. Lecture Notes In Computer Science (including Subseries Lecture Notes In Artificial Intelligence And Lecture Notes In Bioinformatics), 8683, 134 - 142. View Publication


Lee, Namhun; Dossick, Carrie S.; Foley, Sean P. (2013). Guideline For Building Information Modeling In Construction Engineering And Management Education. Journal Of Professional Issues In Engineering Education And Practice, 139(4), 266 - 274. View Publication

Comu, Semra; Iorio, Josh; Taylor, John E.; Dossick, Carrie Sturts. (2013). Quantifying The Impact Of Facilitation On Transactive Memory System Formation In Global Virtual Project Networks. Journal Of Construction Engineering & Management, 139(3), 294 - 303. View Publication

Won, Jongsung; Lee, Ghang; Dossick, Carrie; Messner, John. (2013). Where To Focus For Successful Adoption Of Building Information Modeling Within Organization. Journal Of Construction Engineering And Management, 139(11). View Publication


Lin, K. Y.; Levan, A.; Dossick, C. S. (2012). Teaching Life-cycle Thinking In Construction Materials And Methods: Evaluation Of And Deployment Strategies For Life-cycle Assessment In Construction Engineering And Management Education. Journal Of Professional Issues In Engineering Education And Practice, 138(3), 163 - 170. View Publication


Neff, Gina; Fiore-silfvast, Brittany; Dossick, Carrie Sturts. (2010). A Case Study Of The Failure Of Digital Communication To Cross Knowledge Boundaries In Virtual Construction. Information Communication & Society, 13(4), 556 - 573. View Publication

Dossick, Carrie S.; Neff, Gina. (2010). Organizational Divisions In Bim-enabled Commercial Construction. Journal Of Construction Engineering And Management-asce, 136(4), 459 - 467. View Publication