Online Workshop on Construction Automation and Robotics

Last day of registration: October 17th, 2022

NOTE : International Delegates – Please make the payment by clicking on the link given in the “Payment for International Delegates” tab


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SKU: IIT Madras | Dates: 22 & 29 October, 2022 Categories: ,


Mode of workshop: Online

The workshop will introduce automation and robotics technologies with applications in construction. Fundamental theoretical concepts will be covered in the lectures. There will be hands-on exercises involving numerical problems and discussions on practical engineering problems

Topics Covered:

• Opportunities for automation in construction

• Fundamental concepts:
– Hardware: Controllers, Sensors, Actuators, Network
– Software: Communication networks, Control algorithms, Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence

• Application examples, case studies

Tentative schedule

Oct 22, 2022 -Saturday

• 9:00 – 9:30 Inauguration

• 9:30 – 10:30 Introduction to construction automation

• 11:00 – 12:00 Hardware needed for automation

• 12:00 – 13:00 Brainstorming session


Oct 29, Saturday

• 9:00 – 10:30 Software needed for automation

• 11:00 – 13:00 Machine Learning applications


Session dates:  22 & 29 October 2022

Time:   Saturday 9am to 1pm 

Last date of Registration:  October 17th, 2022

Profile of the Instructor(s)


Dr. Benny Raphael is a Professor at the Building Technology and Construction Management Division of Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He did his BTECH and M.S. in Civil Engineering at IIT Madras and obtained his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He worked at Infosys Technologies Ltd. Bangalore, EPFL Switzerland and NUS Singapore, before joining IIT Madras. He co-authored the books Fundamentals of Computer Aided Engineering (John Wiley, 2003) and Engineering Informatics (John Wiley, 2013) which are used as textbooks in many Universities. He won the distinguished R&D award from the Minister for National Development (Government of Singapore) in 2011 for innovations in developing the Zero Energy Building at the BCA Academy, Singapore. He is a core committee member of the Indian Green Building Council, Chennai Chapter. He is also a member of the board of directors and one of the Vice Presidents of the International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC).
His core expertise is in computing in civil engineering, particularly in the use of optimization, data analytics, sensing and control technologies to solve engineering problems in construction, infrastructure and building systems. He has applied optimization and machine learning to diverse areas such as structural monitoring, building physics, construction management, automation of building systems, and construction automation. His current focus is on construction automation. He has an active research program on developing the next generation automation technologies for improving the time, cost and quality of construction. In particular, his team is investigating how we can combine robotics and 3D printing for achieving high performance in construction activities, beyond what is possible using conventional methods.

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Eligibility & Fees

Intended Audience:

• Civil, Mechanical and Architecture students in their third year or above
• Civil and Architecture Faculty of engineering colleges
• Practicing engineers in construction and design firms who wish to get introduced to automation, control and robotics

Fees  for the workshop:

Students: Rs. 1,000
Faculty: Rs. 2,000
Industry professionals: Rs. 4,000
International delegates: USD 100.


After successful completion of the course, a certificate will be awarded to each participant.


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