Neuroscience for architecture

We work on understanding the interactions between neuroscience and the way we design and interact with our built environment.

Research Project Highlight: Data Driven Buildings

We perform data analysis on highly sensed buildings for detecting patterns in building performance and energy use. Learn more about this research project!

Research Project Highlight: Historical landmarks

We analyze renovation challenges in historical landmarks using BIMs and sensing technology. Learn more about this research project!

Research Project Highlight: Airport safety

We work on developing integrated approaches for capital improvement projects. Learn more about this research project!

Research Project Highlight: Gaming engines

We leverage gaming engines to improve FM work processes. Learn more about this research project!

Research Project Highlight: BIM for FM

We utilize game engines and virtual models to identify FM requirements for BIM deliverables. Learn more about this research project!

Research Project Highlight: Construction insurance

We work on model based analysis for construction insurance policies. Learn more about this research project!

Research Project Highlight: Building city interactions

We analyze building and city performance interactions. Learn more about this research project!

Research project: Challenges faced from developing interactive virtual models: Presenting mechanical components in various levels of detail for facility management tasks

Facilities management (FM) for large scale buildings requires ample coordination of space, assets, and maintenance to ensure the needs of people who operate in these buildings are met cost effectively.

Research project: Gaming engines and their use in facilities maintenance

There is insufficient facility maintenance data for facility operators’ use. This research focuses on developing repeatable processes to convert BIMs to virtual models for the purpose of devising such models for gathering data on facility management (FM) operations.

Research project: Utilization of game engines and virtual models to identify FM requirements for BIM deliverables

The objective of this research is to identify the facilities managers’ requirements on as-built BIM delivered by contractors, with a focus on the maintenance of HVAC systems. This study builds on the level of development (LOD) effort by AIA and Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) data standard by buildingSmart to show the level of detail of the geometric, spatial and semantic facility information needed to perform specific FM tasks.

Research project: Airport safety during capital improvement projects

Despite the increased number of safety programs and technologies being implemented during construction times, the number of incidents and accidents is in an incline and a systematic look at the underlying reasons behind incidents/accidents caused by construction operations and a formal way of proactively discovering such causes are needed.

The Future Building Informatics and Visualization Lab (biLAB) is part of the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. It focuses on understanding the operational challenges associated with construction and operation of facilities and infrastructure systems in urban settings.