Today's architecture, engineering, construction, facility operation and management industry lacks automated project data collection, communication and distribution of important information.
Key values that are essential among the project stakeholders to deliver successful projects are often not readily and reliably available.
Tracking the vital status of project site resources (e.g., people, equipment, material) in real-time, understanding the relationship in a dynamically changing environment, and monitoring, analyzing, and visualizing site activities and conditions of progress, are a few of the issues that become increasingly important to base decision making on a solid information content.
The goal of the Real-time Automated Project Information and Decision Systems Laboratory is simple: Through innovative and rigorous research in Lean and Injury-Free work Environments in the project liecycle (LIFEcycle) we will transform the productivity, safety and health performance in the construction industry and current practices in education and training.
Presently, RAPIDS investigates the following areas in the construction, mining, and infrastructure industry sectors: