My thesis takes an educational look at BIM and collaborative methods of delivery such as Integrated Practice and Design-Build and how curricula should start mirroring these changes. Right now, I feel that Architectural Engineering is the closest thing to an integrated curriculum, but most schools that have this type of degree do not incorporate all architecture, construction, structural engineering, and mechanical engineering. So what my thesis does is tries to form a curriculum around integrating courses and teachings so to help introduce students to be collaborative rather than polar with each other as past deliveries have spur.
I am still hoping to go to AU this year, but as of right now because of my unemployment its all on me, so we will see how things work out. So I hope to see/meet some of you there. I am also going to start working on a journal article for the Architectural Engineering Journal released by ASCE. Keep checking back this next month for journal publications and my thesis post if you are interested in reading it.