A novel integrated approach to project-level Automated Machine Control/Guidance systems in construction projects

Amin Hammad, Faridaddin Vahdatikhaki, Cheng Zhang

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Abstract

The current research aims to further investigate the application of Automated Machine Control/Guidance (AMC/G) in construction projects and proposes an integrated approach for: (1) Improving the administrative infrastructure required for the optimal application of AMC/G, and (2) Orchestrating the machine-level AMC/G technologies into a coherent project-level system committed to the coordination of operations towards the overall project objectives. Based on the importance of 3D design models and Digital Terrain Models (DTM) as the basis for contracting AMC/G projects, a new work and information flow is proposed and its contribution towards streamlining the utilization of AMC/G is scrutinized. Furthermore, by integrating AMC/G technology with a multi-agent architecture encompassing several project stakeholders and real-time simulation, a novel approach is introduced to increase the safety and productivity of the entire project.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-181
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of information technology in construction
Volume18
Publication statusPublished - May 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Administrative process re-engineering
  • Automated machine control
  • Multi-agent system
  • Real-time simulation

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