The Real-time And Automated Monitoring and Control (RAAMAC) group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is committed to providing innovative research, high quality education, and technological solutions that can benefit the Architecture/ Engineering/ Construction and Facility Management (AEC/FM) industry. Specifically, RAAMAC objectives include:
Research - to create, develop and test innovative ways to sense, model, analyze, visualize, and evaluate construction performance metrics using image and video collections as well as building information models;
Education - to increase awareness of the value of D4AR - 4 dimensional augmented reality - models and other cyber-physical systems that jointly represent expected and actual performance models for practitioners and University of Illinois students.
In support of this mission, RAAMAC works with industry collaborators to:
Conduct cutting-edge research in visual sensing, semantic analysis, and integrated visualization of construction performance metrics to support monitoring and control of products and processes across the pre-construction, construction and operation lifecycle of the AEC/FM projects; and
Develop and deliver educational and training content to both University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's students as well as industry practitioners concerning the value of the D4AR models; and work with our industry collaborators to refine research directions and transfer research results to products for the benefit of the industry.