ARCADE Lab is one of the research labs in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction (MLSoC) at Virginia Tech. ARCADE Lab mission is to advance research and development in the next generation built environment technologies leveraging innovative solutions for design, engineering, construction, and operations of buildings and infrastructures.

ARCADE Lab at Virginia Tech is involved in collaborative interdisciplinary research between College of Architecture and College of Engineering to develop new solutions for the Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Operations (AECO) industry. ARCADE Lab is focused on:

  • Applied research through collaboration with industry
  • Scientific investigations
  • Educational excellence
  • Technology leadership

Our key areas include:

  • Automated and integrated solutions to optimize building design, construction, and operations
    • Example: dynamic parametric modeling, automated cost estimating, etc.
  • Robotic technology and control system for improved productivity and safety
    • Examples: collaborative robots on jobsites, robotic fabrication, etc.
  • Smart sustainable buildings and infrastructure with innovations in cyber-physical systems
    • Example: data sensing in design and construction, smart building materials, etc.
  • Adaptive human-centered environments to improve human comfort, safety, and wellbeing
    • Example: intelligent construction safety, human factors engineering, etc.
  • AECO education through innovations in the integration of emerging technologies
    • Example: robotics and virtual reality in construction and architecture education, etc.