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Ryan Solnosky

Associate Teaching Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Architectural Engineering

205 Engineering Unit A

rls5008@psu.edu

814-867-5965

Research Areas:

Building Structural Systems; Engineering Design

 
 

 

Education

  • Integrated BAE/MAE, Architectural Engineering, Penn State University, 2009
  • Ph D, Archtiectural Engineering, Penn State University, 2013

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Tim Ariosto, Ali M Memari and Ryan L. Solnosky, 2018, "A comparative thermal properties evaluation for residential window retrofit solutions for U.S. markets", Advances in Building Energy Research
  • Ali M Memari, Ryan L. Solnosky, Paul A Kremer and Kennrick Hartman, 2018, "Racking Test Evaluations of Structural Glazing Tape in Unitized Curtain Walls", Journal of Architectural Engineering, 24, (2), pp. 1-25
  • Tom Kuczynski, Ali M Memari and Ryan L. Solnosky, 2018, "Capabilities of an Out-of-Plane Air Bladder Testing Facility for Structural Wall Testing", ASTM-Journal Testing and Evaluation, 46, (4), pp. 13
  • Ryan L. Solnosky and Joshua Fairchild, 2017, "Survey Tools to Evaluate Multidisciplinary Team Dynamics in Capstone Courses", 6, (2), pp. 1-32
  • Ryan L. Solnosky, 2016, "Building Information Modeling Supporting Integrated Structural Processes", 23, (2)
  • Ryan L. Solnosky, 2015, "Analytical, Communication, and Information Technology Directions in the Structural Industry", 21, (1)
  • A. Memari, R. L. Solnosky and H. J. Stallworth, 2015, "Behavior of a Reinforced Brick Veneer Over Steel Studs Wall Panel System", Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, 21, (4), pp. 20
  • Ali M Memari, Ryan L. Solnosky, J Turfand and M. Dillen, 2014, "Comparative Study Multi-hazard Resistance and Embodied Energy for Residential Wall Systems", Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture Research, 1, (6), pp. 367-387
  • Ryan L. Solnosky, M. Kevin Parfitt and Robert Holland, 2014, "An IPD and BIM Industry focused Capstone Course based on the AEC Industry Needs and Involvement", Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 14, (4), pp. 11
  • R. Solnosky, M. Kevin Parfitt and Robert Holland, 2014, "Delivery Methods for a Multi-disciplinary Architectural Engineering Capstone Design Course", Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 11, (4), pp. 305-324
  • Ryan L. Solnosky and Greg Luth, 2014, "Structural Processes within Integrated Building Design and Construction", ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, 20, (3), pp. 1-11
  • Ali M Memari, Lisa D Iulo, Ryan L. Solnosky and Chris Shultz, 2014, "Building Integrated Photovoltaic Systems for Single Family Dwellings-Efficiency and Innovation Concepts", Open Journal of Civil Engineering, 4, (2), pp. 102-119
  • Ali M Memari and Ryan L. Solnosky, 2014, "Shear Strength of Drywall Sheathed Wood Shear walls with Different Joint Enhancements", Open Journal of Civil Engineering, 4, (1), pp. 54-70
  • Ryan L. Solnosky and John Lawrence Hill, 2013, "Formulation of systems and information architecture hierarchies of building structures", Information Technology in Construction (ITCon), 18, pp. 261-278

Conference Proceedings

  • Ryan L. Solnosky, 2018, "Possibilities for Technology Enhanced Active Learning of Structural Steel Design", ASEE National Conference
  • Ryan L. Solnosky, 2018, "Advancing Critical Building Code Education through Modularized Lectures", ASEE National Conference
  • Ryan L. Solnosky and M. Kevin Parfitt, 2018, "Observed Integrated Practices within a Student Driven Multidisciplinary Team-based Architectural Engineering Capstone", ASEE National Conference
  • Ryan L. Solnosky, 2018, "Opportunities for BIM in Structural Engineering Curriculums", ASCE Structures Congress 2018
  • Ryan L. Solnosky, Ali M Memari, Paul A Kremer and Daniel Goff, 2018, "Racking Testing Facility to Evaluate In-Plane Performance of Structural Insulated Panels", PHRC 4th Residential Building Design & Construction Conference
  • Ryan L. Solnosky and M. Kevin Parfitt, 2016, "Shear wall Design in Residential Construction: A Comparison of Methods", PHRC 3rd Residential Building Design & Construction Conference, PHRC
  • Ryan L. Solnosky and M. Kevin Parfitt, 2015, "A Curriculum Approach to Deploying BIM in Architectural Engineering", 2015 Architectural Engineering Institute Conference
  • Ryan L. Solnosky and Robert Leicht, 2015, "Advancing Student Engagement of Buildings through Virtual Facility Dissection", 2015 Architectural Engineering Institute Conference, ASCE
  • Ryan L. Solnosky and Ali M Memari, 2015, "Sustainability Metrics for Efficient and Innovative Residential Building Wall Systems", AIME’s Engineering Solutions for Sustainability: Materials & Resources (ESS: M&R) Symposium
  • Ryan L. Solnosky, Brian Quinn and Lisa Willard, 2014, "Reducing Errors when using Structural Software", ASCE Structures Congress 2014
  • Ryan L. Solnosky, 2014, "Integrated Structural Practices via Emerging Methods", ASCE Structures Congress 2014
  • Issa Ramaji, Ryan L. Solnosky and Ali M Memari, 2014, "Application of Today’s Software in Modular Building Industry", PHRC 2nd Residential Building Design & Construction Conference
  • Ryan L. Solnosky, Issa Ramaji and Ali M Memari, 2014, "An Integrated BIM Platform for Structural Modular Construction", PHRC 2nd Residential Building Design & Construction Conference
  • Ryan L. Solnosky, 2013, "Current Status of BIM Benefits, Challenges, and the Future Potential for the Structural Community", ASCE Structures Congress 2013
  • Ryan L. Solnosky, 2013, "Process Modeling focusing on Interdisciplinary Design relating to Structural Design and Construction", 2013 Architectural Engineering Institute Conference Proceedings
  • M. K. Parfitt, R. Holland and Ryan L. Solnosky, 2013, "Results of a Pilot Multidisciplinary BIM-Enhanced Integrated Project Delivery Capstone Engineering Design Course in Architectural Engineering at Penn State", 2013 Architectural Engineering Institute Conference
  • L. Jiang, Ryan L. Solnosky and Robert Leicht, 2013, "Virtual Prototyping for Constructability Review", 2013 CSCE Conference Construction: 4th Construction Specialty Conference Track
  • Sanghoon Lee, Ryan L. Solnosky, Yifun Liu, Shreelata Chunduri, John Messner, Robert Leicht and Chinemelu J Anumba, 2012, "Development of a Process Map to Support Integrated Design for Energy Efficient Buildings", ASCE TCCIT 2012 International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering
  • Ryan L. Solnosky, M. Kevin Parfitt, Robert Holland and John Messner, 2011, "Team Integration through a Capstone Design Course Implementing BIM and IPD", NIBS EcoBuild America Conference
  • Robert Holland, M. Kevin Parfitt, Madis Pihlak, Ute Poerschke, John Messner and Ryan L. Solnosky, 2010, "Integrated Design Courses Using BIM as the Technology Platform", NIBS EcoBuild America Conference
  • Ryan L. Solnosky, , "Learning Steel and Concrete Gravity Systems: Yearlong mini project comparisons", 2019 ASEE National Conference
  • Ryan L. Solnosky and John Phillips, , "Benchmarking Architectural Engineering Capstones", 2019 ASEE National Conference
  • Ryan L. Solnosky and David Klein, , "The Evolution of Earthquake Load Provisions Showing Design Resiliency Evolution", 2019 Architectural Engineering Institute Conference

Magazines/Trade Publications

  • Ryan L. Solnosky, E Giannini, L Snell, B Ross, R Floyd, A Lamanna and J Hartell, 2017, "Concrete Classroom Demonstrations, Demonstrated: Examples from an ACI session", pp. 2-8

Other

  • Ryan L. Solnosky, 2013, "Feasibility Assessment of Virtual and Augmented Reality for Structural Applications", 2013 College of Engineering Research Symposium, pp. 1-8

Research Projects

  • July 2018 - May 2019, "Building Design Interaction and Immersion in Architectural Engineering’s Capstone: Equipment Grant," (Sponsor: Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence’s Teaching Transformation & Interaction Grant).
  • July 2016 - May 2018, "A multi-disciplinary Approach to Building Codes," (Sponsor: The Raymond A. Bowers Foundation).
  • April 2017 - April 2017, "Engineers Can Build Too: Masonry Edition," (Sponsor: PCMA).
  • September 2015 - December 2016, "Scenario-Based Learning Modules for Teaching Complex Building Code Topics," (Sponsor: Leonhard Center).
  • July 2014 - September 2015, "BIM Academic Guide," (Sponsor: The Raymond A. Bowers Foundation).
  • June 2013 - May 2014, "Interdisciplinary Student Investigation into Industrial Heritage," (Sponsor: The Raymond A. Bowers Foundation).

Honors and Awards

  • Finalist for the Teaching and Learning with Technology Impact Award, Penn State, March 2018 - March 2018
  • Recipient of the Penn State Engineering Alumni Society’s Outstanding Teaching Award, Penn State Engineering Alumni Society, October 2017 - October 2017
  • Journal Paper noted as one of the top 5 most downloaded in 2nd quarter 2017, ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering, May 2017
  • Recipient ofthe National ACI Walter P. Moore Jr. Faculty Achievement Award, American Concrete Institute (ACI), March 2017 - March 2017
  • Recoganized as a Top downloaded Paper between 2013-2015, ASCE Structures Congress, May 2015
  • Distinguished Faculty Juror, Penn State University, May 2014 - May 2014

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Work, Faculty, Member, Undergraduate Curriculum, August 2018
  • Other, Member, NAAB Accreditation Taskforce for M.Arch, April 2015 - October 2015
  • Committee Work, Faculty, Member, Career Fair Planning, August 2013
  • Other, Faculty, Faculty Marshall, Penn State, May 2018
  • Other, Faculty, Faculty Marshall, Penn State, May 2016
  • Other, Faculty, Faculty Marshall, Penn State, May 2017
  • Other, Representative, Faculty at Large Rep, Penn State, May 2017
  • Other, Representative, Faculty at Large Rep, Penn State, May 2016

Service to External Organizations:

  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Chairperson, Technical Program Chair, 2019 AEI National Conference, February 2018
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Committee Member, National AEI Conference Steering Committee, 2019 AEI National Conference, February 2018
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Committee Member, AEI: Student Design Competition Steering Committee, Architectural Engineering Institute, June 2016
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Committee Member, Conference Organizing Advisory Council, TMS Engineering Solutions for Sustainability: Materials & Resources 3rd Conference, February 2015 - July 2016
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Chairperson, AEI: Building Integration Modeling, August 2015
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Committee Member, Conference Organizing Advisory Council, TMS Engineering Solutions for Sustainability: Materials & Resources 2nd Conference, February 2014 - July 2015
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Committee Member, ACI 118: Digital Technology, March 2014 - October 2018
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Contributor, SEI: Building Information Modeling, May 2014
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Committee Member, AEI: Building Integration Modeling, August 2013 - August 2015
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Contributor, PTI's DC-110: Building Information Modeling, May 2012 - May 2015
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Committee Member, ACI 131: BIM for Concrete Structures, August 2011
 


 

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