Application of Artificial Intelligence in Civil/Environmental Engineering

Online /
Feb 21 - 23, 2024 /
Course Code: 14-0203-ONL24

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 3 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

10:00 am to 3:00 pm Eastern (includes a 30 minute lunch)

No knowledge of programming is required

After participating in the course, you will be able to:

  • have an understanding of primary AI techniques,
  • have a basic understanding of evaluation methodologies for Civil/Environmental Engineering problems
  • have a working knowledge of how to apply AI technologies to real-world datasets,
  • have gained experience designing and using AI techniques in Civil/Environmental engineering problems

Artificial intelligence (AI) techniques and machine learning approaches will revolutionize many aspects of the future Civil/Environmental Engineering field. AI can be a promising tool to tackle different problems, but related aspects of civil/environmental practical cases are a significant concern worldwide. The main focus of this course is to understand and discuss the recent developments in AI applications relating to practical engineering applications.

This course introduces various topics in AI approaches and learning methods in modelling and predicting complex environmental systems. The practical examples are illustrated and will show you how to apply this technique.

Course Outline:

  • Data acquisition/Preprocessing
  • Classification methods
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Modeling tools
  • Post-processing

Who Should Attend:
Civil and Environmental Engineers • Project Engineers and Managers • Consultants • Designers • Operation and Maintenance personnel • Developers • Planners

All codes are user-friendly and trainees will be able to use them for their cases after this course. No knowledge of programming is required.

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Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time

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Data acquisition and preprocessing

  • Gathering the data,
  • Outliers detection,
  • Transferring raw information into usable data,
  • Splitting the data into training & testing sets.

Classification methods

  • Decision tree, (DT),
  • M5 prime (M5’),
  • K-nearest neighbour algorithm (KNN).


  • Analysis of statistical indices,
  • Scatter plot,
  • Box plot,

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Modeling tools

  • Multilinear regression (MLR)
  • Multivariate adaptive regression splines (MARS)
  • Multi-layer perceptrons (MLP)
  • Adaptive network-based fuzzy inference system (ANFIS),
  • Extreme learning machines (ELM)
  • Firefly Algorithm and Genetic Algorithm (MLP-FFA & MLP-GA)

Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes


Hossein Bonakdari, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Hossein Bonakdari, Department of Soils and Agri‐Food Engineering, Universit√© Laval.

Hossein Bonakdari has worked for several organizations like most recently as faculty member of department of Soil and Agri-Food Engineering Department at Laval University, Quebec. He has supervised several PhD and MSc students with teaching experience of more than 16 years in field of Artificial Intelligence application in Civil and Environmental Engineering. His fields of specialization and interest include: practical application of soft computing techniques in engineering problems. Results obtained from his researches have been published in more than 180 papers in international journals (h-index=26). He has also more than 150 presentations in national and international conference. He published two books. Dr. Bonakdari is currently leading several research projects in collaboration with industrials partners.

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Fee & Credits

$1295 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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