Directed by Dr. Shafayet Ahmed

The global Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry is known as a highly pollution-producing industry, where it is imperative to use building materials with a relatively low pollution footprint. The industry often lacks a structured and systematic way of making decisions, which generates waste throughout the project lifecycle, resulting in increased cost, delayed project completion time, onsite safety hazards, and overall reduction of productivity.

Our lab investigates sustainable construction materials to minimize negative environmental impacts associated with construction activities. In addition, we work on engineering decision support systems to create transparency and shared rationale among the construction project stakeholders to provide conclusions in selecting one specific alternative that ensures certain advantages over the others.

The lab is directed by Dr. Shafayet Ahmed in the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering at Western Michigan University College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.