Our Mission and Research Areas
The most important resource in the construction environment is the people that contribute to the success of every project. Many technological innovations have been developed to improve the performance of construction processes, but many fall short in addressing the underlying problems that cause delays and inefficiencies in construction sites. Many of the root causes of project problems can be traced back to human error, human-machine interaction problems, and human misinterpretation of information. In order to improve the construction environment, these underlying problems must be addressed.
CONECTech Lab’s mission is to establish the framework for developing next-generation technology-enhanced solutions to construction environment problems by incorporating the cognitive processes of the human component of construction operations. Our research includes topics in areas such as Construction Information Technology, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Technology Education in AEC+FM Industry, Construction Safety, and Unmanned Aerial Systems (drones). All these areas are studies considering human factors approaches and methods.