State-of-the-art facilities are being constructed to support this domain and participating faculty, including the Hitt Hall Construction and Intelligent Infrastructure Fusion Complex, and a Smart Design and Construction facility. A drone cage was recently completed. Smart roads and villages are being expanded.
Faculty, industry partners and students collaborate and innovate using such emerging processes and technologies as digital construction, lean construction, smart buildings/performance, production systems, robotics, CNC, CAS, VR, RTS, lasers, digital tracking, AR, BIM, wearables, GNSS, drones, or 3-D printing.
New technology is the focus as the means for human beings to live more productive, sustainable, healthier, and fulfilling lives with smart, responsive infrastructures and human-centered environments.