Full-scale application of a dimensional quality assessment technique to precast concrete panels using terrestrial laser scanning

Minkoo Kim, J. W. Park, H. Sohn, C. C. Chang

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Nowadays, precast concrete panels are one of the most popular construction components. To safeguard the overall quality of construction projects, it is important to ensure that the dimensional quality of precast concretes conform to the design specifications. In order to achieve this, a terrestrial laser scanning (TLS)-based automated dimensional quality assessment technique has been developed by the author's group. The scope of this paper is such that the developed dimensional quality assessment technique is further advanced so that this technique can also be applied to full-scale precast concrete panels with complex geometries. A full-scale precast slab with dimensions of 10,610 mm1,980 mm in a precast manufacturing company is used as a test target to validate the effectiveness of the dimensional quality assessment technique. The challenges encountered during the data analysis of the full-scale test are investigated and resolved using optimized algorithms. Furthermore, comparison of the effectiveness between the conventional technique (deviation analysis) and the proposed technique is conducted. The average dimensional error for the proposed technique is 5.2 mm, while that of the conventional deviation analysis is 10.2 mm, demonstrating that the proposed technique can have high potentials in estimating and assessing the dimensional properties of the precast concrete panel
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputing in Civil and Building Engineering - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780784413616
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering - Orlando, United States
Duration: 23 Jun 201425 Jun 2014


Conference2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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