Shabtai Isaac is an assistant professor of structural engineering at Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel. He holds a Ph.D. (2011) from the Department of Civil Engineering at the Technion, Haifa, Israel. His primary research interests are in design management, building evacuation, and construction safety. Dr. Isaac is member of the board of directors of the International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC). He received the Olenick Award (2008) and the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering Award (2011) at the Technion for his research, as well as awards in 2011 and 2012 for teaching at the Technion and at Ben-Gurion University. He has published papers in the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (ASCE), Construction Management and Economics and Automation in Construction.