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Automating progress measurement of construction projects

Zhang, Xiaonan, Bakis, Nick, Lukins, Timothy C., Ibrahim, Yahaya M., Wu, Song, Kagioglou, Mike, Aouad, Ghassan, Kaka, Ammar P. and Trucco, Emanuele (2009) Automating progress measurement of construction projects. Automation in Construction, 18 (3). pp. 294-301. ISSN 09265805

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The accurate and up to date measurement of work in progress on construction sites is vital for project management functions like schedule and cost control. Currently, it takes place using traditional building surveying techniques and visual inspections. The usually monthly measurements are error prone and not frequent enough for reliable and effective project controls. This paper explores the potential of using computer vision technology in assisting the project management task. In particular, it examines the development of an integrated building information system that aims to determine the progress of construction from digital images captured on site in order to semi-automate the work in progress measurement and calculation of interim payments as well as function as an early warning system of potential delays. The study focuses on the quantity rather than quality aspect of work and is limited to the superstructure of buildings.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > TH Building construction
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2014 16:04
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2014 16:04


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