Fiches de cours

Innovation for construction and the environment

CIVIL-424

Enseignant(s) :

Laloui Lyesse
Terzis Dimitrios

Langue:

English

Summary

The goal of the course is to seek to instill in its future graduates the skills necessary to be successful in the civil engineering industry. One skill that appears underserved and is expected to be strengthened through this course is the skill to innovate.

Content

-The construction sector from an innovation point of view ¿ historical aspects & the role of different actors. Disruptive versus incremental innovation.

-Ideation, Intellectual Property creation and Innovation adoption lifecycle

-Systematization of new process, efficient exploitation of resources and material knowledge

-Development of innovative solutions at the construction site

-Large data and Artificial Intelligence in construction

-Innovative inspection methods and augmented reality in construction

-AI-assisted design, 3d printing and robotics-enabled construction

-Nature-based innovation in materials and methods

-Leveraging Technology to Increase operational productivity, quality & safety
-Life cycle assesement and circular economy

-Smart buildings

-Guest lectures from the Swiss ConstructionTech innovation ecosystem

Keywords

innovation, optimization, materials, productivity, environmental impact

Assessment methods

A project is executed by groups of 2-4 students with instructions from a lecturer. A production method, process or a building system, which is considered to possess a potential for development and improvement, is expected to analyzed regarding quality, economy and environment. The project offers students a high degree of freedom and very much is depending on their initiative and creativity. Creativity sessions, interviews, and in some cases, construction of models or prototypes, are important parts. The aim is further that the students, if possible, shall develop and study these proposals in their final project, i. e. final thesis.

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

Resources

Notes/Handbook

Program of Lectures available here: https://enacshare.epfl.ch/dkyEhHPjSdc6znDfxu3gM

Moodle Link

Dans les plans d'études

  • Génie civil, 2019-2020, Master semestre 1
    • Semestre
      Automne
    • Forme de l'examen
      Pendant le semestre
    • Crédits
      2
    • Matière examinée
      Innovation for construction and the environment
    • Cours
      2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Génie civil, 2019-2020, Master semestre 3
    • Semestre
      Automne
    • Forme de l'examen
      Pendant le semestre
    • Crédits
      2
    • Matière examinée
      Innovation for construction and the environment
    • Cours
      2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

LuMaMeJeVe
8-9
9-10
10-11
11-12
12-13
13-14
14-15
15-16
16-17 GCA330
17-18
18-19
19-20
20-21
21-22
Cours
Exercice, TP
Projet, autre

légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand