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Technology Impact on the Construction Sector
Tuesday 28 January 2020, 06:00pm - 07:15pm
Contact : Please confirm your presence by Friday, January 24th, 2020 to Celina Ma at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The second edition of the thesis competition wrapped up recently at Concordia university’s department of BCEE, hosted by AACE Montreal’s student section. The focus of the competition was on incorporating technology into the construction industry. AACE Montreal is pleased to host the first three winners of the competition present their projects to the audience. A group of panelists will provide their insights on the presentations.


1 - "Machine Learning for Homogeneous Grouping of Road Pavements" by Kanan Mukhtarli

Rapid pavement deterioration is a major problem in areas with harsh weather conditions or high traffic loadingThe thesis employs machine learning techniques to develop an approach capable of partitioning pavement data with a close response to casual factors like traffic and weather conditions and considering its performance through international roughness index and deflections.

2 - "BIM-Based Seismic Nonstructural Vulnerability Assessment of Concordia University EV Building" by Sam Bahman

Vulnerability of nonstructural components has dramatically affected the occupancy performance level of buildings during recent seismic events worldwide. Therefore, nonstructural vulnerability assessment methods for postearthquake building rehabilitation are becoming crucial. The proposed methodology in this study relies on an integrated and automated probabilistic damage assessment inspired by Performance-Based Seismic Design (PBSD) concept. The state of the art of this study is the combination of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and FEMA P-58 method.

3 "Data Mining Application to Evaluate Thermal Performance of Prefabricated Buildings in Cold Climate" by Leila Rafati

Prefabricated buildings are becoming more common in the construction industry; mainly because of reducing construction time. Moreover, decarburization as an essential target of these days’ construction industry strategies, has started an effort to minimize the energy consumption in the usage stage since this phase has the largest share of total life cycle’s energy usage. Most studies on prefabricated buildings focus on the construction phase whereas only a few studies available in evaluating energy performance. This research aims to support the design of energy efficient prefabricated buildings.


Click here to see the invitation (PDF).

Location SNC-Lavalin, 455 Rene-Levesque, Room 304A
Refreshments from 5:15 pm
Meeting from 6:00 to 7:15 pm
Presentations are in English

AACEI and PMI Members: $25
Students: $ 15
Non-Members: $ 35
AACEI Montreal Section