The NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Strategic Construction Modeling and Delivery brings together construction industry owners, contractors, and labour groups working in Alberta and across Canada to develop comprehensive, research-based solutions to key industry problems.

Giving particular attention to Canada's oil and gas, utilities, industrial, and commercial construction sectors, the Chair focuses on strategic concerns related to construction management—such as construction industry productivity, project delivery, and performance. Research undertaken includes improvements to labour productivity, structuring projects and teams, assessing owner and contractor competencies, and reducing project execution risk.

The Chair's research program takes advantage of fuzzy logic's ability to capture and quantify the many subjective uncertainties that challenge construction projects. Researchers combine fuzzy logic with other forms of uncertainty modeling, artificial intelligence, and simulation techniques to develop advanced decision-support tools and approaches.

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