Construction Management and Engineering Research


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Construction education in the United States produces some of the best construction managers (CM) in history.  The CM’s have the greatest technology, the most information, the best communications, and advanced knowledge of control techniques that have ever been available.  Yet, most construction projects, especially public owned construction projects will be delivered over budget and behind schedule.  Why? The cause is a decrease in productivity in the most general sense.  This decrease has accelerated because of the movement in making construction adversarial element of the economy.  The intent of the Center for Construction Management Innovation is to reverse this trend.  We are taking a two-pronged approach to improving construction productivity.  Improving project delivery methods and contractual relationships is an aim in our courses and research in Leadership.  Leadership theory, principles, and skills are interwoven in the curriculum.  The second thrust is to be on the leading edge of construction technology.  We have pioneered in the application of building information models in the management of construction.

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Future Building Informatics and Visualization Lab­

It focuses on understanding the operational challenges associated with construction and operation of facilities and infrastructure systems in urban settings.

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Center for Construction Management Innovation

CCMI takes a two-pronged approach to improving construction productivity. Improving project delivery methods and contractual relationships is an aim in our courses and research in Leadership. CCMI has pioneered in the application of building information models in the management of construction.

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AI4CE (Pronounced AI FORCE)

The lab of Automation and Intelligence for Civil Engineering (AI4CE, pronounced as “AI force”) is a multidisciplinary research group at New York University that focuses on advancing fundamental automation and intelligence technologies, and addressing challenges of their applications in civil and mechanical engineering.

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Resiliency Resource Center

The Resiliency Resource Center (R2C) is a clearinghouse of NYU generated research to improve the resilience of the regional built environment as well as our organizational resilience capacity.

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