Faculty in WPI’s Civil & Environmental Engineering department conduct groundbreaking research aimed at discovering safer, more sustainable, and more efficient ways to build and maintain buildings and infrastructure. MS students have worked alongside them to tackle problems such as these:
- Creating a life cycle cost analysis framework for sustainable buildings based on WPI’s LEED-Gold Certified East Hall.
- Evaluating the use of Building Information Modeling to improve processes that universities use to renovate old buildings.
- Comparing Earned Value Performance Indicators with Earned Schedule Performance Indicators to predict more reliable project time durations.