Russ Manning currently serves as the Virtual Design & Construction Engineer for the Pennsylvania State University.
Penn State includes facilities across 24 campuses in the state of Pennsylvania, with approximately 30 M GSF and over 1300 buildings. His perspective includes previous work with the DoD’s Defense Health Agency (DHA) as the Chief for FM Operations and Asset Visibility managing the DoD’s military health systems enterprise asset visibility and analytics, and managing the facilities operations annual $1B program supporting approximately 70M GSF, over 2300 building, across 13 countries. Prior to the branch chief position he served in various positions in planning and programming, execution of project and program management for capital and repair related projects, and project integration supporting facilities life cycle management.
Specific BIM initiatives prior to his current position included: Leading the Military Health System’s Minimum BIM Requirements (MBR) development, which was one of the first enterprise wide BIM standards for a healthcare system in the US, and also in the DoD. Russ also served as a past chair of a collaborative workgroup within NIBS (Healthcare BIM Consortium) focused on advancing BIM success for the healthcare market sector which included DoD, VA, Kaiser, Sutter and other US healthcare owners.
Dr. Manning received his undergraduate degree in at Penn State in Architectural Engineering (Mechanical Systems Emphasis) and his PhD from the Architectural Engineering Department looking at Acquisition Strategies for Healthcare Facilities.