The scholarship of CEE doctoral student Abbas Rashidi was recognized January 10, 2013 during the 5th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management (ICCEPM 2013) in Anaheim, California.
The paper, "Distance Measurement in the AEC/FM Industry: An Overview on Technologies,” was named best paper. Rashidi co-authored the paper with a visiting student, Jasmine Hines, and CEE’s Dr. Ioannis Brilakis.
The conference was co-sponsored by Building SMART Korea, ASCE Construction Institute and California State University at Fullerton. This event was a merging of ICCEM held by the Korean Institute of Construction Engineering and Management (KICEM) and ICCPM by the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore.
In their paper, Rashidi and Hines set the foundations for an ongoing research project which aims to automatically reconstruct and remodel the indoor built infrastructure by processing captured video clips. Results of the research are of great interest for finishing subcontractors, interior designers and furniture manufacturers to assist their customers to virtually design and model their homes and offices and choose the right finishes, appliances and furniture.