CEPM - Construction Engineering and Project Management Field Systems and Construction Automation Laboratory Department of Civil Engineering Field Systems and Construction Automation Laboratory The University of Texas at Austin The University of Texas at Austin
Field Systems and Construction Automation Laboratory (FSCAL)
Driven by the need for improvements in safety, cost, time, quality, and environmental impact, the Construction Automation and Information Technology Group at the University of Texas focuses on the development of sensing, information, and automation technology for the construction industry. Activities include basic research, full-scale prototype design, field testing, and development of effective application principles and business strategies for implementation.

Research programs at the laboratory include:
  • Real-time 3D modeling,
  • Identification, localization, and tracking technologies,
  • Computer-aided critical operations planning research, and
  • Automation feasibility analyses.

The Construction Automation Laboratory is located at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus, 12 miles north of the main campus. It is comprised of well over 3000 square feet of indoor lab space, indoor test facilities, and several acres of outdoor test fields. Computers in the lab are used for information technology development, automated systems control, internal and external sensor data analysis, and documentation. A wide variety of software is installed.

The Construction Automation Laboratory has full access to well equipped machinery and electronics shops within the University. The shops are available to fabricate, test, and modify mechanical and electronic parts.


Large Scale Manipulator Automated Road Maintenance Machine (ARMM)

- Dr. Carlos H. Caldas (Lab director)

Graduate Students

- David Grau Torrent
- Jie Gong
- Seokho Chi

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