Dr Ioannis Brilakis, Laing O'Rourke Lecturer of Construction Engineering, and his students Abbas Rashidi, PhD Candidate, and Jasmine Hines, undergraduate student, were awarded the best paper award of the 5th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management (ICCEPM 2013).
The Conference was held on 9-11 January 2013 in Anaheim, California. It was co-sponsored by buildingSMART Korea, ASCE Construction Institute and California State University Fullerton. This event was a merging of ICCEM held by the Korean Institute of Construction Engineering and Management (KICEM) and ICCPM by the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore.
The paper is entitled "Distance Measurement in the AEC/FM Industry: An Overview on Technologies". It sets the foundations for an ongoing research project that aims to automatically reconstruct and remodel the indoor built infrastructure by processing captured video clips. Results of the research are of great interest for finishing subcontractors, interior designers and furniture manufacturers to assist their customers to virtually design and model their homes and offices, and choose the right finishes, appliances and furniture. The award was announced during the Banquet and Closing Ceremony held on January 10th.