Automation in Construction
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#1Guofeng Ma (Tongji University)
#2Zhijiang Wu (Tongji University)
Abstract The application of advanced technology and building user's different behavior decisions has an important impact on the performance of fire emergency management. Currently, although many studies have focused on developing advanced technology and improving fire emergency management effectiveness, advanced technology often fails because of the inapplicability or non-use of the technology. Therefore, it is necessary to combine building users' behavior decisions with advanced technology and ...
#1Xin Zou (NCEPU: North China Electric Power University)
#2Lihui Zhang (NCEPU: North China Electric Power University)
Abstract Repetitive projects are characterized by a set of activities that need to be repeated in several units. Optimizing the work sequence between each activity in different units is essential to achieve an effective schedule in terms of time and cost. Most previous studies, however, assumed that an activity can only be executed sequentially from the first unit to the last unit. As such, this paper develops a flexible repetitive scheduling model by integrating soft logic into time-cost tradeo...
#1Ricardo Eiris (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 1
#2Masoud Gheisari (GMU: George Mason University)
Last.Behzad Esmaeili (GMU: George Mason University)H-Index: 7
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Abstract Virtual reality (VR)-based approaches have been used to facilitate safety knowledge transfer and increase hazard awareness by providing safe and controlled experiences of unsafe scenarios in construction safety training applications. However, the long development times and high computational costs associated with existing VR methods have posed significant challenges to using such VR-based safety training platforms. Unlike VR settings that deliver computer-generated reproductions of the ...
#1Michael Zauner (TU Wien: Vienna University of Technology)H-Index: 1
Last.Martin Kozek (TU Wien: Vienna University of Technology)H-Index: 14
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Abstract Wheel-loaders are versatile multi-purpose machines used in construction and mining. Recent studies have shown that wheel-loaders have a significant optimization potential as different operators can account for up to 300% difference in productivity and 150% in fuel efficiency. A better understanding of the different work tasks a wheel-loader performs on-site allows for the implementation of various optimization strategies. In this paper a method for finding and classifying wheel-loader w...
#1Heng-Wei Wang (THU: Tsinghua University)H-Index: 2
#2Jia-Rui Lin (THU: Tsinghua University)H-Index: 3
Last.Jian-Ping Zhang (THU: Tsinghua University)H-Index: 16
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Abstract As an essential problem in construction management, the resource-constrained project scheduling problem (RCPSP) has been studied for decades; however, an integrated information model that fully supports the RCPSP solving process is still lacking. Though building information modeling (BIM) was proposed to meet the data requirements in the building life cycle, some scheduling and resource information are not considered in information transfers between the information model and the RCPSP m...
#1Xianfei Yin (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 1
#2Yuan Chen (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 3
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Abstract The municipal drainage system is a key component of every modern city's infrastructure. However, as the drainage system ages its pipes gradually deteriorate at rates that vary based on the conditions of utilisation (i.e., intrinsic conditions) and other extrinsic factors such as the presence of trees with deep roots or the traffic load above the sewer lines, which collectively can impact the structural integrity of the pipes. As a result, regular monitoring of the drainage system is ext...
#1Alexander Hollberg (ETH Zurich)H-Index: 5
#2Gianluca Genova (ETH Zurich)
Last.Guillaume Habert (ETH Zurich)H-Index: 27
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Abstract Digital tools based on Building Information Modelling (BIM) provide the potential to facilitate environmental performance assessments of buildings. Various tools that use a BIM model for automatic quantity take-off as basis for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) have been developed recently. This paper describes the first application of such a BIM-LCA tool to evaluate the embodied global warming potential (GWP) throughout the whole design process of a real building. 34 states of the BIM model ...
#1Pil Brix Purup (NIRAS)H-Index: 1
#2Steffen Petersen (AU: Aarhus University)H-Index: 13
Abstract Recent research on identification of user barriers for the adoption of building performance simulation (BPS) tools indicates that architects wants to use the output from BPS to inform their decisions in the early design stage, but only if the BPS tools are conformed to fit their design practice. In this paper we therefore propose a research framework for the development of BPS tools conformed to fit common design practice in the early design stage. The proposed framework was constructed...
Abstract The rise of fully prefabricated panelised systems has led to manufacturing lines consisting of many sequential processes. Traditionally, these processes have been completed through conventional means, however, an increasing number of these processes are being automated. As a result, fully prefabricated timber-based panelised wall systems has been defined and explored in this review, in terms of the general set of processes required for their fabrication with the latest advanced automate...
#1Nisha Puri (OSU: Oregon State University)H-Index: 2
#2Yelda Turkan (OSU: Oregon State University)H-Index: 10
Abstract Accurate data collected from on-going construction projects assists project field engineers with tracking the progress of construction work. The comparison of as-planned schedules against the as-built status of construction enables the involved parties to determine project performance. Periodic monitoring of project performance enables timely identification of discrepancies between the schedule baseline and the project schedule. The rapid identification of discrepancies allows necessary...
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