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Accelerate Live! talk: The smart jobsite — Predictive visual data analytics for proactive project controls

Accelerate Live! talk: The smart jobsite — Predictive visual data analytics for proactive project controls

June 11, 2018


The rise of reality capture technology, combined with enterprising software development, has opened the door to true real-time analysis of construction jobsites.

Firms are utilizing images and video from smartphones, drones, rovers, laser scanners, and 360 cameras to more effectively track progress and productivity on the jobsite, and identify risk for potential delays. 

In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), a trio of experts in predictive visual data analytics presents how design-build giant Clayco has leveraged this technology to achieve production efficiency on several construction sites.   

They present how images and videos from drones and smartphone cameras are used within computer vision algorithms to automatically generate 3D reality models over project timeline. They also show how AI algorithms compare reality models with 4D BIM to track progress and productivity and identify risk for potential delays.


Mani Golparvar, PhD 
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
COO, Co-founder, Reconstruct Inc.

During his 15 years in the industry, Mani Golparvar designed and built commercial buildings, infrastructure systems, and port facilities in the U.S. and abroad. With a PhD in Civil Eng from Univ. of Illinois, his research has contributed to developing computer vision and BIM solutions to empower project teams better plan, coordinate, and communicate on their jobsites. Golparvar is now leveraging his amazing exposure to the most creative people in construction, technology, and academic worlds to improve productivity of the construction industry as a whole.

Burcin Kaplanoglu, PhD
Senior Director of Industry Strategy and Innovation

Burcin Kaplanoglu, PhD, is a recognized industry technologist, thought leader, keynote speaker. He is leading Industry Strategy and Innovation at Oracle's Global Construction and Engineering business unit. He frequently speaks and publishes articles related to Internet of Things (IoT), disruption of CE, investments and construction technology in industry publications. He is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering since 2008. He has served as co-chair of semi-annual Technology for Construction Symposium for the Northwestern University since 2011.

Carlos Montiel
Director of Project Controls & Scheduling
Clayco Construction

Carlos Montiel is the Director of Project Controls & Scheduling with Clayco Construction. A bi-lingual professional with 16 years of construction management experience in industrial and commercial construction, Montiel has worked as a project manager, estimator, project engineer, and project controls lead in the U.S. and Mexico.


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