Computer vision is transforming processes associated with the engineering and management of construction projects. It can enable the acquisition, processing, analysis of digital images, and the extraction of high-dimensional data from the real world to produce information to improve managerial decision-making. To acquire an understanding of the developments and applications of computer vision research within the field of construction, we performed a detailed bibliometric and scientometric analysis of the normative literature from 2000 to 2018. We identified the primary areas where computer vision has been applied, including defect inspection, safety monitoring, and performance analysis. By performing a mapping exercise, a detailed analysis of the computer vision literature enables the identification of gaps in knowledge, which provides a platform to support future research in this fertile area for construction.
- Computer vision
- Science mapping
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Building and Construction