Formulation of a framework for quality assessment of precast concrete based on 3D laser scanning

Minkoo Kim, H. Sohn, D. Wu, J. C.P. Cheng, C. C. Chang

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Abstract

This study presents a framework for quality inspection of precast concrete components using the 3D laser scanning technique. As precast concrete-based rapid bridge construction is getting standardized, quality assessment of the precast concrete becomes critical for preventing any failures during the construction process. Moreover, as Building Information Modeling (BIM) gains popularity in the construction industry, autonomous and intelligent inspection systems are needed. Current method for quality control of precast concrete components, however, heavily relies on visual inspection and contact-type measurements, which are time and labor demanding. Also, storage and delivery systems of inspection information such as the procedures and results of quality inspection are lacking. To overcome these limitations of the current quality assessment technique for precast concrete, this study aims to develop a BIM-based framework for efficient quality inspection of precast concrete with the use of a 3D laser scanner. First, we formulate practical guidelines including detailed inspection procedure, selection of optimized scanner and scan location, inspection criteria, and data storage and delivery system. Second, to investigate the applicability of 3D laser scanning to precast concrete quality inspection based on the proposed framework, a case study inspecting quality of a lab-scale object assumed as precast concrete component is presented for detecting defects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISARC 2013 - 30th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining, Held in Conjunction with the 23rd World Mining Congress
Pages1464-1472
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event30th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining, ISARC 2013, Held in Conjunction with the 23rd World Mining Congress - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: 11 Aug 201315 Aug 2013

Conference

Conference30th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining, ISARC 2013, Held in Conjunction with the 23rd World Mining Congress
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period11/08/1315/08/13

Keywords

  • 3D laser scanning
  • Building information modeling
  • Precast concrete
  • Quality inspection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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