Purpose This paper reports on the development of intelligent probabilistic models for real-time estimation of construction progress, which operate on the basis of a continuous data flow collected by monitoring networks deployed on-site. Several authors listed the advantages that would be provided by the availability of such models, like project performance and quality control, timely onsite inspections, better control of health and safety prescriptions against job injuries and fatalities. The findings reported in this paper represent a feasibility study and preliminary examples of Bayesian Networks, which are able to infer the work progress attained at every step, starting from real-time tracks of the construction site activities. Activity tracks are represented as a set of state variables figuring out workers’ effort, equipment and mate- rials usage rates and other knowledge about the context. Method As estimations are always related to dynamic processes, Dynamic Object Oriented Bayesian Networks have been used to develop a set of first order Hidden Markov Models. Hence, the models are arranged as a sequence of time steps, where each time step propagates evidences collected by the site monitoring sensor network along the time line. The actual cumulative progress is computed as a function of the progress achieved in each time step. Models representing a number of typical tasks (external piping, on- site cast of reinforced concrete floor slab, walls erection, ceiling installation) for a real case of a construction site have been developed. Their structure has been designed as part of a general monitoring framework, covering all the phases from design to execution, where BIM design, monitoring systems, methodological process innovations, intelligent infer- ences and advanced visualization are combined. Results & Discussion The networks have been developed and vali- dated through data collected from a real case, and they have been shown to be able to infer work progress, the accuracy of which depends on the resolution and quality of the collected data.
Estimation of job-site work progress through on-site monitoring / A., Giretti; A., Carbonari; Novembri, Gabriele; F., Robuffo. - In: GERONTECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 1569-1101. - STAMPA. - 11:2(2012), pp. 406-412.
|Titolo:||Estimation of job-site work progress through on-site monitoring|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Citazione:||Estimation of job-site work progress through on-site monitoring / A., Giretti; A., Carbonari; Novembri, Gabriele; F., Robuffo. - In: GERONTECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 1569-1101. - STAMPA. - 11:2(2012), pp. 406-412.|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|