Emeritus Professor in Civil Engineering and Researcher Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering (ISISE) of University of Minho
How AI and IoT are transforming geotechnical site monitoring and construction.
Artificial intelligence (AI) and internet of things (IoT) are the most transforming advancements in geotechnical site monitoring and construction. Indeed, the increasing integration of AI and IoT devices and technologies into construction processes have enhanced construction management as a benefit from real-time feedback that provides early warning systems, facilitating timely interventions and ensuring construction site safety, as well as structural health monitoring of built environment. This presentation will start summarising the state of the art of these advancements in geotechnical works. Two field works in Portugal, one on infrastructure earthworks and another on a metro line in an area of dense urbanisation with new and old buildings, including historical monuments, involving trenches, load transfer platform solutions and main station, serve to demonstrate the benefits of applying these developments in comparison to traditional management techniques.
António Gomes Correia is Emeritus Professor and Researcher at the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering (ISISE) of University of Minho, Honorary President of the Portuguese Geotechnical Society and Vice President of the International Society for Intelligent Construction (ISIC). He received the diplome in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon - IST in 1977, the degree of Doctor-Engineer Degree by “Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées”- Paris in 1985, the PhD degree in Civil Engineering by the Technical University of Lisbon – IST in 1987, and later in 1998 the title of “Habilitation” in Civil Engineering. His activities involve research, teaching and consulting in the general field of geotechnical engineering for 45 years. António’s work has embraced transportation geotechnics, pavement, rail track, compaction, soil improvement, foundations, design, management, and more recently application artificial intelligence and smart geomaterials in transportation related problems. He has over 500 technical papers published on these subjects.