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Drones are taking off in construction

Originating Calendar ECE ILLINOIS Saturday Engineering for Everyone
Speaker Mani Golparvar Fard, Civil and Environmental Engineering professor
Date: 3/4/2017
Time: 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

1002 ECE Building, Grainger Auditorium



Event Type: Seminar/Symposium
Did you know that construction teams used drones while working on McCormick Place Hotel and Event Center in Chicago?

Come learn how cameras in the sky create 3D images that help major construction projects stay on track and on budget. By comparing the drone images with 3D design models, teams can easily see progress over time - and better communicate how construction is going.
Whether you're interested in drone images, architecture, design, or construction, this talk is filled with real-world examples and images you won't want to miss.

Mani Golparvar is Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and of Computer Science, Faculty Entrepreneurial Fellow, and the director of the Real-time and Automated Monitoring and Control (RAAMAC) lab at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the recipient of the Top Young Professional Award from Engineering News Record, ASCE Dan H. Halpin Award for Scholarship in Construction, and ASCE James R. Croes Medal for innovation in Civil Engineering, among others. He is also the founder of RECONSTRUCT, a startup company that offers visual data analytics to construction projects. The underlying technology is licensed from Illinois and is recognized by several awards including an Innovation Award from Turner Construction Company.


To request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact the person listed above, or the unit hosting the event.