MSAECM Students Named Finalists in Synchro Software Competition

We are pleased to announce that a team of five Carnegie Mellon students, including three from SoA’s Master of Science in Architecture-Engineering-Construction Management (AECM) program, were recently named finalists in the 4th Annual Synchro Software University Challenge.

For this competition, the team consisting of AECM students Ankur Dobriyal, Shivam Mathur and Ruchika Dhar, and Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) students Soumyajit Paul and Karthik Seeganahalli, used the Synchro Software tool to model the demolition of outdated housing and replacement with new housing nearby. Their solution placed an emphasis on mitigating inefficiencies throughout the demolition and construction process to improve project delivery times and safety. The team was advised by Adjunct Faculty member Valentina Vavasis. Their short videos documenting the project can be viewed below.

Synchro evaluated the competition entries submitted by participants consisting of both veterans and newcomers, undergraduate and graduate level students, represented by 100 participants across 21 teams from 14 universities and 5 countries worldwide. Carnegie Mellon came out strong in this year’s competition, with two teams named to the list of seven finalists.

The finalist submissions have earned a spot in the Synchro Academy available for review by the Synchro community.

Congratulations to the finalists on your achievement!