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Salman Azhar, the William A. Hunt Endowed Professor and graduate programs chair at the McWhorter School of Building Science in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction, delivered a plenary speech at the Second International Civil Engineering and Architecture Conference, or ICEARC, held virtually from Dec. 9-10.

The conference was organized by the Karadeniz Technical University in Trabzon, Turkey. The topic of his speech was “Towards Construction 4.0: Emerging Technologies in the Modern AEC Industry.” In his speech, Azhar discussed the core concepts of Construction 4.0 and presented case studies of current and emerging technologies such as digital twins, 3D laser scanning and photogrammetry, 3D printing and fabrication, automation and robotics and state-of-the-art visualization systems for design and construction.

His presentation—which was attended by more than 300 researchers and professionals from 23 different countries—provided glimpses of next-generation construction and the impacts of emerging technologies on humans and the built environment.

Submitted by: Madison Champion

Salman Azhar

Salman Azhar