Civil engineer and doctor in applied sciences, Pierre Latteur has been a Professor at the Louvain School of Engineering since 2013, leading the Civil Engineering Group since 2015 (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium). Beforehand, he has more than 15 years of experience working as a structural engineer, in particular at Technum-Tractebel Engineering Brussels, as head of the structural engineering group. His dual industrial and academic career has allowed him to gain practical experience on a wide variety of projects: high-rise buildings, architectural structures, footbridges, industrial and nuclear structures. His research focuses on the optimization of structures, on tensegrity structures, on timber structures, and on the robonumerization of the construction processes. Pierre is a forerunner in the field of construction with high-payload drones1. In 2016, his team became the first to lead a successful experiment that consisted of assembling a concrete wall with a drone. He is a class 1 drone pilot and created the dronezone of the UCLouvain (Belgium). He teaches mechanics of structures, stability of structures, timber structures, construction processes and various design challenges.
1 Goessens S., Müeller C., Latteur P., “Feasibility study for drone-based masonry construction of real-scale structures”, Automation in Construction International Journal 94 (2018), 458-480.