The Myers-Lawson School of Construction (MLSoC) pioneers research in the built environment, focusing on technical and managerial aspects of the dynamic construction industry. Our faculty expertise covers diverse specializations, integral to advancing construction knowledge.
Housing unique labs and centers, MLSoC investigates areas from housing research and construction safety to automation, sustainable infrastructure, and smart infrastructure. This multi-disciplinary approach ensures our research continually evolves with the industry, pushing the boundaries of construction technology.
Home ItemVirginia Center for Housing Research (VCHR) , home
The Virginia Tech Center for Housing Research is the official housing research center for the Commonwealth of Virginia and a college center in Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. VCHR strives to serve as an interdisciplinary study, research, and information resource on housing by providing housing-related research for localities and the Commonwealth, federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit businesses.
Redirect ItemCenter for Innovation in Construction Safety, Health, and Well-being (IC-SAFE) , redirect
The Center for Innovation in Construction Safety, Health, and Well-being provides national leadership for construction safety, health, and well-being through research, teaching, and engagement.
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Researchers in the ARCADE (Automation & Robotics in Construction And Design Engineering) Lab at Virginia Tech are involved in collaborative interdisciplinary research between the College of Architecture and College of Engineering to develop new solutions for the Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Operations (AECO) industry. The Lab's focus includes applied research through industry collaboration, scientific investigations, educational excellence, and technology leadership.
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The Building Enclosure and Systems Technologies (BEST) Lab engages a team of faculty and industry partners in system performance-related technologies. We specifically focus on building enclosure systems and their interrelated thermal, hygrothermal, and acoustic performance.
General ItemHitt Research and Innovation Lab
The Hitt Research and Innovation Lab will be a defining feature of the Myers-Lawson School of Construction's state-of-the-art Hitt Hall. This modern multipurpose facility is set to be an epicenter of construction innovation, fostering an environment where creativity, exploration, and cutting-edge technology meet.
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The Sustainable Facilities & Infrastructure Lab at Virginia Tech is a collaborative team of faculty, students, and external partners, working towards a sustainable future through innovation in the built environment.
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The Smart Systems laboratory at Virginia Tech is a research group focused on basic and applied research on the design of decision support systems, Cyberlearning and Educational Technologies with applications to workforce health, safety and technical training, Smart education, Smart buildings, and Cyber-physical construction systems.
General ItemVirtual Facilities Research Lab
The goal of the Virtual Facilities Research Lab is to advance construction through dedicated research in the applied use of Building Information Modeling across the facility lifecycle.
MLSoC Research NEWS
Article ItemBeauty meets function: Students revive ancient cooling technology for modern application , article
Graduate and undergraduate students in industrial design and architecture 3D printed intricately designed protypes of evaporative cooling partitions, an ancient technology made relevant again as society seeks energy-efficient approaches to combat heat.Date: Jan 18, 2024
Article ItemAI—The good, the bad, and the scary , article
There is no denying that Artificial Intelligence has changed our lives. However, some might argue if it’s for the better.Date: Nov 14, 2023
Article ItemResearch workshop gives voice to disability community , article
A group of community disability consultants weighed in on a diverse set of design projects this summer during a technology “playdate” at Virginia Tech.Date: Sep 28, 2023
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