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SEI Houston Technical Session
September 29 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Artificial Intelligence + Digital Twins for Remote Monitoring
Today, many companies are striving to align the production efficiency with scheduled activities through the use of reality capture and Building Information Modeling (BIM)-enabled workflows. The exponential growth in data acquisition and application of BIM, paired with ever more aggressive delivery schedules, calls for introduction of solutions that transcend the current algorithmic capabilities and venture into Artificial Intelligence (AI) territory with the goal of achieving better control and higher level of predictability through the real time analysis of production, resources and jobsite conditions. They also offer an opportunity to improve how condition monitoring is conducted on existing infrastructure assets.
This talk will present how leading companies in the US, Europe and Asia have leveraged Reconstruct -a new visual production management system- to achieve efficiency on 100s of construction and inspection sites around the world. I will present how images and videos from drones, smartphones and 360-degree cameras are used together with computer vision algorithms to automatically generate 3D reality models over project timeline. I will also show how AI algorithms integrate and compare reality models with 4D BIM to monitor construction progress and existing conditions. I will share insights on the underlying technology and work processes, and I will showcase the ongoing research and development that will pave the way for achieving real time analysis of production, resources and jobsite conditions.
Dr. Mani Golparvar is the CTO and co-founder of Reconstruct, a Software-as-a-Service company that integrates reality modeling, building information modeling (BIM) and project scheduling to visually track progress, analyze productivity, and proactively detect potential delays using predictive analytics; in turn empowering construction companies to keep their projects on schedule and on budget. Dr. Golparvar is also Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His work in the area of computer vision, machine learning, and BIM has been the recipient of many awards including 2018 Walter Huber Research Prize from American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2017 National Top 20 Under 40 from ENR; 2016 Dan Halpin Award for Scholarship in Construction and 2013 James Croes Medal for innovation in Civil Engineering from ASCE; 2013 and 2010 CETI awards from FIATECH; and numerous best journal and conference paper awards. Reconstruct has also been recognized by several industrial awards such as Crunchbase’s 50 hot tech companies globally in 2019, 2016 World Economic Forum most innovative startup company and 2016 Innovation Award from Turner Construction.