A Comparative Analysis of Grouted Splice Pre-Cast Columns vs. Standard Cast-in-Place Columns
Conducted at University of Central Florida part of the ICubed and FGLSAMP Program.
Mentors: : Dr. Kevin R. Mackie, Civil Engineering, University of Central Florida
Abstract: The study of precast concrete columns is essential to ensure safety in construction projects especially in high seismic zones. This investigation compares grouted splice pre-cast columns with standard cast-in-place columns typically found in seismic regions. In order to make these comparisons, half-size concrete column assemblies were fabricated and tested to failure. From this investigation data will be analyzed to draw conclusions about the benefits and potential downfalls of the grouted splice pre-cast columns when used for construction in seismic regions.
Using Triaxial Accelerometer and Gyroscope Sensors for Activity Recognition in Construction Sites
Conducted at University of Central Florida part of the LEARN Program
Mentors: : Dr. Reza Akhavian, Civil Engineering, University of Central Florida
Abstract: : In complex construction projects, acquiring knowledge on construction workers’ activities can help increase productivity and safety. The objective of this study is to utilize smartphone built-in accelerometers and gyroscope sensors in order to predict basic daily activities of construction workers such as hammering, drilling and shoveling.