Holland Professor in the University of Florida's Rinker School of Construction Management and Director of the Center for Advanced Construction Information Modeling. He has completed over $7 million in research grants and he has served as Chair on over 300 Masters Committees and over 50 Ph.D. Committees, Raymond has also authored over 300 journal and conference proceedings articles and scientific reports. His teaching encompasses courses in construction law, project management, information technologies, human resources/organizational behavior and research methods. Raymond received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University and his law degree from the University of Memphis.
Raymond has received university, college and school level recognition for excellence in research (UF Research Foundation Professor, teaching, and academic advising — Academic Advisor of the Year; Ph.D. Advisor/Mentor). Raymond also serves on the board of directors of various industry and professional organizations, including the National Center for Construction Education and Research and the International Society for Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ISCCBE). He has served as chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Technical Council on Computing and Information Technology and on various other ASCE technical committees. He also serves as the ASCE representative to the Pan-American Union of Engineering Societies (UPADI) and he is the Vice-President for North America. Raymond was also awarded the 2012 ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering Award and was elected to the Pan American Engineering Academy. In publications-related work, Raymond is currently the Chief Editor of the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering and he has also edited two ASCE monographs, Ontology in the AEC domain: A decade of research and developments, and Building Information Modeling: Applications and Practices in the AEC Industry.