Lianne Brito

Lianne Brito

Lianne Brito, University of Central Florida

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.


Lianne Brito was born and raised in La Habana, Cuba; she moved to the United States in 2010. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with an International Engineering Minor. Since she started as a freshman at the University of Central Florida with the LEARN program she developed a passion for research that has been growing since. Lianne also likes to be involved in many extracurricular activities as well such as being a STEM Ambassador for UCF and being part of the Executive Board for the SHPE Club as a Communications Chair. Lianne has conducted research in different fields within civil such as Construction, Structural and Geotechnical. She plans to obtain his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and become a college professor.