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. Students pursuing a construction master’s 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.