Tech Blitz

Tech Blitz Teams Innovate with Safety in Mind

At the fifth annual Tech Blitz, teams were challenged to think outside the box and use technology to create innovative solutions for improving safety on construction sites. 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Tech Blitz Teams Tackle Affordable Housing in Atlanta

A black and white vintage photo of cars parked in front of the marquee sign for Paschal's Motor Hotel and Restaurant

During the fourth annual Tech Blitz, six teams of students and industry professionals focused on ways that civil engineers can innovate within the construction industry to bring down costs and help combat rising rent prices across the city of Atlanta.  

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Tech Blitz Challenges Teams to Reduce Construction Time with Virtual Reality

Rendering of 16-story Piedmont Atlanta Tower

In just one day, could you devise a way to reduce construction time by 50 percent using virtual reality? That was the challenge presented to four teams of civil engineering students at the third installment of Tech Blitz—an all-day hackathon focused on pushing the technological boundaries of the construction industry. 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Industry pros team with students at Tech Blitz to ‘hack’ construction of Atlanta airport canopies with robots

McCarthy Building Company Project Manager Justis Brogan tells a group of School of Civil and Environmental Engineering students about the canopies being installed at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Teams of students and industry mentors spent a day brainstorming ways to use robotics to improve the installation as part of the School's second Tech Blitz Nov. 9. (Photo: Eric Marks)

How could robots improve the installation of new canopies at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport? That was the challenge for teams of School of Civil and Environmental Engineering students and industry mentors at Tech Blitz Nov. 9, a day-long hack-a-thon designed to highlight the School’s work driving technological change in the architecture-engineering-construction industry.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Teams of industry mentors, students compete in Tech Blitz to 'radically' boost Living Building construction productivity

The Living Building from the northwest, showing the building's "porch" opening to the Eco-Commons to the west. (Image Courtesy: The Miller Hull Partnership and Lord Aeck Sargent)

Industry mentors will team with civil and environmental engineering students in a day-long competition April 10 aimed at improving the construction of Georgia Tech’s Living Building.

Monday, April 9, 2018
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