Javier Irizarry

Javier Irizarry

Professor; Director of CONECTech Lab; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Outreach

Caddell Building, Rm 224

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As Associate Dean, Javier has oversight of programs and initiatives for the College in the areas of academic affairs and outreach. In this role, Javier oversees the development and continuous improvement of academic offerings in the College through assessment and accreditation. Javier also oversees the College’s recruitment activities such as the pre-college summer program and is focused on addressing issues of diversity and inclusion in the College of Design academic disciplines.  

A pioneer of research on Uncrewed Aerial System applications in the built environment, Javier is Director of the CONECTech Lab at Georgia Tech, which aims to establish the Construction 4.0 framework for developing next-generation technology-enhanced solutions for construction problems. He has over 20 years of academic and industry experience and has authored over 100 academic articles. His research has been nationally and internationally recognized and focuses on construction information technologies including virtual and augmented reality, reality capture technology, and Uncrewed Aerial Systems application in the AEC domain. Javier is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) as well as a FAA Licensed Drone Pilot.

Educational Background:

  • Ph.D. (Civil Engineering), Purdue University
  • Masters in Engineering Management, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
  • B.S. (Civil Engineering), University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

Areas of Expertise

  • Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones) in AEC
  • Construction 4.0
  • Reality Capture
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality Applications in AEC
  • Human Factors in Construction Robotics
  • IT Applications in AEC Education

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