Rafael Sacks is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. His research focuses on Building Information Modeling (BIM), Lean Construction, and the synergies between them. He is director of the National Building Research Institute at the Technion and head of the Virtual Construction Laboratory.

Research projects in the Virtual Construction Lab include the development of BIM-enabled lean production control systems, BIM technology and Digital Twin Construction. He has authored 90 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, 105 conference papers, and numerous book chapters. He is the lead author of the "BIM Handbook", currently in its 3rd edition, and of "Building Lean, Building BIM: Changing Construction the Tidhar Way".