Key Research Areas
- Northern development
- Construction, transportation and communications
- Information technology
- Construction engineering and management
- Civil engineering
- Construction, urban and rural planning
- Construction methods
- Virtual reality and related simulations
- Modelling and simulation studies
Hammad, Amin A
Recent Research Projects
2017/18-2019/20 • $155,999 • PI,CO
The goal of this project is to improve the safety, efficiency, and accountability of large construction projects. Such projects are very complex, involving expensive heavy equipment and human resources, and typically very difficult to manage. We propose to design and develop a decision-support...
2019/20 • $62,000 • PI
The productivity and safety of construction projects are two major goals of the construction industry. Current project management approaches mainly depends on human site observations and manual data collection for detecting potential hazards and progress monitoring, respectively. Advancements in...
2014/15-2018/19 • $120,000 • PI
Highway infrastructures in North America are approaching, or have surpassed, their service life. As a result, an intensive amount of reconstruction work is expected on existing highways. Therefore, selecting the best construction method and the optimum number of equipment and crews is necessary....
Development of Semantic BIM for Supporting UAV-Based Reality Capture for Facilities Management Applications
2017/18 • $25,000 • PI
Reality capture (RC) of constructed facilities (e.g. buildings) is an important step towards developing reliableas-is models that can be used for facilities management. Traditionally, these models are developed based ondesign drawings and/or surveying data of the facilities. However, design...
2016/17 • $25,000 • PI
The construction sector is notorious of having the largest number of fatalities and accidents among allindustrial sectors. A large percentage of these accidents are caused by collisions between equipment andworkers or other objects. Therefore, it is important to track equipment and workers on...
Integrating wireless data capture technologies with construction and infrastructure management systems
2010/11-2013/14 • $76,000 • PI
Construction and infrastructure management requires collecting and integrating huge amount of information about all the lifecycle phases including design, construction, operation, inspection and maintenance. The ability to collect and access this information in real time would provide great...
2010/11-2012/13 • $120,000 • PI,CO
2012/13 • $25,000 • PI
Augmented reality (AR) is a visualization method in which virtual objects are aligned with the real world and the viewer can interact with the virtual objects in real time. Using a variety of 3D modeling, tracking, user interaction, rendering and display techniques, AR enhances users' immersion...