Construction and Infrastructure Systems Engineering

Tech Blitz Challenges Teams to Reduce Construction Time with Virtual Reality

Rendering of 16-story Piedmont Atlanta Tower

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. 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Taylor, Watkins, Guin will help Columbus, Milton with smart communities projects

Angshuman Guin demonstrates how a cell phone tracks Gwinnett County Fire Department trucks and data about traffic to improve response times. Guin is working with Gwinnett on connected vehicle technology as part of the first round of Georgia Tech’s Georgia Smart Communities Challenge. (Photo: Allison Carter)

Georgia Tech’s Georgia Smart Communities Challenge named four new grants June 18 in Macon, including two led by School of Civil and Environmental Engineering researchers.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Your carbon footprint is probably higher than you thought, thanks to methane leaking from natural gas systems

Natual gas storage tanks with excess methane burning off. (Photo Courtesy: Jeffrey Phillips via Flickr)

If you're someone who looks at the carbon footprint of the things you buy, you could be significantly underestimating your impact on the environment.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Building a better foundation: Iris Tien accepts the challenge

Assistant Professer Iris Tien sits at her desk in her Georgia Tech office. (Photo: Allison Carter)

For Iris Tien every road, bridge, or building is a potential research project.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Tien picked to help lead working group for Atlanta’s ‘roadmap to resilience’

Downtown Atlanta skyline with the Downtown Connector and the eastern edge of Georgia Tech's campus. (Photo: Fitrah Hamid)

Iris Tien will co-lead a working group for the City of Atlanta’s efforts to address inadequate transportation systems and the related risks to the city’s broader infrastructure.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Industry pros team with students at Tech Blitz to ‘hack’ construction of Atlanta airport canopies with robots

McCarthy Building Company Project Manager Justis Brogan tells a group of School of Civil and Environmental Engineering students about the canopies being installed at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Teams of students and industry mentors spent a day brainstorming ways to use robotics to improve the installation as part of the School's second Tech Blitz Nov. 9. (Photo: Eric Marks)

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.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

TRB highlights Ashuri’s work with GDOT on alternative project delivery as research that has paid off

Looking up at several levels of highway bridges and overpasses stretching across roads with blue sky above. (Photo Courtesy: Drriss & Marrionn via Flickr)

The Transportation Research Board has highlighted a partnership between Baabak Ashuri and the Georgia Department of Transportation as an example of research that has paid dividends, improving how the state builds transportation infrastructure.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Tien, Lee win top paper award at Resilience Week 2018

Graduate student Cynthia Lee, left, and Assistant Professor Iris Tien with their first-place infrastructure paper aware at Resilience Week 2018. (Photo Courtesy: Iris Tien)

Two Georgia Tech researchers have won the first-place paper award in infrastructure at Resilience Week 2018 for their work using a variety of data sources to better understand and design infrastructure systems.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Cho is construction group’s distinguished professor of the year

Associate Professor Yong Cho with his Distinguished Professor award from the Construction Industry Institute. (Photo Courtesy: Construction Industry Institute)

A consortium of construction firms has named Yong Cho its distinguished professor for 2018, recognizing his commitment to incorporating the latest industry research in his courses.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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