S.M.A.R.T. Construction Research Group

Professor García de Soto is the director of the S.M.A.R.T. Construction Research Group at NYU Abu Dhabi. The core topics of the S.M.A.R.T. Construction Research Group are:

Sustainable and resilient construction

Modularization and lean construction

Artificial intelligence

Robotic systems and automation

Technology integration and information modeling

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The mission of this dynamic and interdisciplinary team is to conduct world-leading research that delivers innovative frameworks, methodologies, models, and tools to improve the management of the different phases in the lifecycle of construction projects, and move forward the automation and digitalization of the construction sector.

Borja García de Soto, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, NYUAD
 

the construction industry is on the verge of a significant transformation. I believe that it will go through a revolution, and with every industrial revolution, it will bring great prosperity to society.

Borja García de Soto, PhD, PE

Our goal is to generate high-impact scholarly work while ensuring a pragmatic viewpoint to guarantee a successful integration in the way we manage the planning, design, construction, operation & maintenance, inspection, retrofit, and repair of the infrastructure and communities of the future. We do that by having as a backbone the digitalization and automation of the construction industry coupled with the application of artificial intelligence and the integration of new technologies.

Contact

Borja García de Soto, Ph.D., PE
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
Email: garcia.de.soto@nyu.edu
Phone: +971 2 628 4978