An expert task force that was assembled by the ASCE TCCIT (Technical Council on Computing and Information Technology) Data Sensing and Analysis (DSA) Committee identified 9 grand challenges that face the civil engineering community today and can be addressed with further data sensing and analysis research.

The identified set of challenges include:

  1. Estimating sea levels
  2. Enhancing disaster management through infrastructure resilience
  3. Reducing soil erosion
  4. Improving building energy efficiency
  5. Managing groundwater
  6. Monitoring the health of infrastructure
  7. Reducing traffic congestion
  8. Improving construction productivity
  9. Enhancing construction site safety

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