Shakil Mansoor

Mentor: Dr. Nwari Nwari
College of Design, Construction and Planning
"I was looking to expand my knowledge not only to my specific discipline but to other fields as well. I wish to gain as much knowledge outside my major and understand how to interact and work with others in a more effective manner."


Industrial and System Engineering


Business Administration

Research Interests

  • Structure and Architecture
  • Structural Melody
  • Cooperative Work

Academic Awards

  • Dean's List


  • Engineers Without Border


  • Gator Aide

Hobbies and Interests

  • Aerospace
  • Motorcycles
  • Sports

Research Description

Understanding the Interplay between Structure and Architecture Using BIM
Knowledge, technology and information sharing is one of these areas that have significantly affected 21st century students. In this environment, computers and advanced technology play an important supporting role. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is one of the most promising advances in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries. This research focuses on introducing BIM beyond the traditional design studio courses. Using BIM as a framework for learning architectural structures, BIM tools were implemented as the primary vehicle for promoting the understanding of the fundamental of building structures. Examples include essential concepts such as space, forms, structural systems and elements, load diagrams, lateral stability, force equilibrium, and support reactions. This research will utilize BIM tools to help students create simple three dimensional structural systems and then develop them further into actual architectural solutions. Furthermore, this research work will elaborate on documenting and evaluating students handling cross-disciplinary interests through use of BIM knowledge. The proposed study will focus also on how architecture and engineering students can develop deep learning about fundamental of architectural structures, promote collaborative thinking as a core activity, improve long-term knowledge retention and cultivate professional qualities to meet the demands of today's as well as tomorrow's integrated practice requirements.