Makram Bou Hatoum, a Ph.D. candidate in Construction Engineering and Project Management, placed second in the AKC10 Construction Management Committee’s Poster Competition at the 2022 Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
The poster was titled “Investigation of Construction Practices for Digital Terrain Models (DTMs) Among State Departments of Transportation.” The objective of the study was to investigate how state DOTs differ in their deployment and implementation of DTMs, particularly in the aspects of training, use-cases, sources, benefits, project types and sizes, and handover. The findings can assist state DOT professionals in assessing their agency’s current level of experience with DTM, and provide them with a reference of what other state DOTs are doing.
Research presented in the poster was completed under the supervision of Gabriel Dadi, associate professor and W.L. Raymond & R.E. Shaver Chair of Construction Engineering and Management; Hala Nassereddine, Assistant Professor in Construction Engineering and Project Management and Rachel Catchings, research engineer in the Kentucky Transportation Center.
The Transportation Research Board is a division of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, formerly the National Research Council of the United States, which serves as an independent adviser on scientific and technical questions of national importance.