Research

Research Groups and Laboratories

Dynamic Project Management (DPM) Group

Dynamic Project Management (DPM) GroupThe Dynamic Project Management (DPM) group aims at understanding and managing the construction dynamics in large-scale construction projects. Particularly, we strive to support diverse decision making processes in order to manage schedule, cost, and quality as well as sustainability and safety using emerging technologies. We also have a great interest in how the decisions are made can affect people’s behavior and ultimately, would like to incorporate it to support the decision making processes. To this end, we use computer simulation (System Dynamics, Discrete Event Simulation, and Agent-based Modeling), automatic data capture and tracking technologies (computer vision, wireless sensor network, RFID equivalent technologies, and emission sensor), and visualization techniques.

For more information, please visit http://dpm.engin.umich.edu or contact Professor SangHyun Lee directly at shdpm(at)umich(dot)edu.

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Sustainable and Intelligent Civil Infrastructure Systems Laboratory (SICIS)

Intelligent and Sustainable Civil Infrastructure Systems Laboratory (ISciS) Current research in Sustainable and Intelligent Civil Infrastructure Systems Laboratory (SICIS Lab) focuses on understanding and modeling the impact of occupants on energy use in buildings, and developing decision frameworks to assist in building operations and management; as well as, sustainable retrofit decisions. The research team used several tools such as energy simulation, complex adaptive systems modeling, high-level architecture and informatics.

For more information, please visit https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/sicislab
or contact Professor Carol Menassa at menassa@umich.edu.

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Laboratory for Interactive Visualization in Engineering (LIVE)

Laboratory for Interactive Visualization in Engineering (LIVE)The Laboratory for Interactive Visualization in Engineering (LIVE) conducts research focused on Automation and Robotics, and its applications in the construction, operation, and maintenance of civil infrastructure systems. LIVE is also conducting research in Real-Time Visualization and its applications in construction process monitoring and control. The LIVE also has significant expertise and experience in visual simulation, virtual and augmented reality, indoor and outdoor positioning systems, mobile computing, and its applications in construction and other engineering domains. The LIVE is equipped with several mobile robotic platforms (iRobot Create; CoroBot; Husky) and other pieces of computing, positioning, and reality-capture hardware.

For more information, please visit http://live.engin.umich.edu or contact Professor Vineet Kamat at vkamat@umich.edu.

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