Javier Irizarry profile

Javier Irizarry

Professor, Ph.D. Advisor; Director, CONECTech Lab

Caddell Building, Rm 224

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A pioneer of research on Unmanned Aerial System applications in the built environment, Dr. Irizarry 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 by incorporating the cognitive processes of the human component of construction operations. He has over 20 years of academic and industry experience and has authored over 100 academic articles. Irizarry’s research has been nationally and internationally recognized and focuses on construction information technologies including virtual and augmented reality, reality capture technology, and Unmanned Aerial Systems application in the AEC domain. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, a Masters in Engineering Management from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, and a PhD in Civil Engineering from Purdue University. Dr. Irizarry is also a registered Professional Engineer as well as a FAA Licensed Drone Pilot.

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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