Two Nelson Mandela University Department of Construction Management staff recently achieved honours at an International Conference held at the Leeds Sustainability Institute based at Leeds Beckett University in England. Ashvin Manga, a MSc Construction Management student and his supervisor, Mr Chris Allen, lecturer in Building Science (Environment & Services), presented the paper: Leveraging computer vision for improved facility management, at the SEEDS International Conference 2021, winning the Smart and Sustainable Digital Innovation Award. 

Image: Mr Ashvin Manga and Mr Chris Allen at an earlier awards ceremony.
This, the 7th edition of the Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) Conference and addressed the interdependence of people, the built and natural environments, and recognises the interdisciplinary and international themes necessary to assemble the knowledge required for positive change. A number of other papers from Nelson Mandela University were well received at the event which was held as a hybrid conference for the 1st time, enabling presenters to deliver ‘live’ virtually to the conference attendees.