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Civil Engineering Grand Challenges: Opportunities for Data Sensing, Information Analysis, and Knowledge Discovery

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

 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 nine 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:

  • Estimating sea levels
  • Enhancing disaster management through infrastructure resilience
  • Reducing soil erosion
  • Improving building energy efficiency
  • Managing groundwater
  • Monitoring the health of infrastructure
  • Reducing traffic congestion
  • Improving construction productivity
  • Enhancing construction site safety

Read a short summary of the identified challenges