During the fourth annual Tech Blitz, six teams of students and industry professionals focused on ways that civil engineers can innovate within the construction industry to bring down costs and help combat rising rent prices across the city of Atlanta.
In just one day, could you devise a way to reduce construction time by 50 percent using virtual reality? That was the challenge presented to four teams of civil engineering students at the third installment of Tech Blitz—an all-day hackathon focused on pushing the technological boundaries of the construction industry.
How could robots improve the installation of new canopies at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport? That was the challenge for teams of School of Civil and Environmental Engineering students and industry mentors at Tech Blitz Nov. 9, a day-long hack-a-thon designed to highlight the School’s work driving technological change in the architecture-engineering-construction industry.