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“Our research aids the AEC industry by developing new technologies, tools, and processes which enhance the efficiency of capital project delivery. By nature, this is a multidisciplinary field -- and we can learn from other areas. We use this expertise to solve problems in the built environment.”

Baabak Ashuri
Associate Professor, School of Building Construction
Director, Economics of the Sustainable Built Environment Lab

The Future of the Built Environment

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Photo: School of Building Construction

Our research influences the development, construction, and management of the built environment around the world. We research energy, technology, building performance, Building Information Modeling (BIM), forecasting, risk management, and many other areas that will improve the lifecycle and processes of the built environment.


The School of Building Construction supports two labs: the CONECTech Lab, and the ESBE-Economics of the Sustainable Built Environment Lab.

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Develops next-generation, technology-enhanced solutions to construction environment problems.
Baabak Ashuri presenting to guests at Purdue Construction Engineering and Management. Photo courtesy of Purdue Construction Engineering and Management.


The Economics of the Sustainable Built Environment Lab advances risk-based economic decision analysis.
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Smart Built Environment EcoSystem Lab

The "Smart BEES" lab researches cyber, physical, and behavioral systems for smart built environments.


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