Integrating earthwork ontology and safety regulations to enhance operations safety

A. Taher, F. Vahdatikhaki, A. Hammad

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    Abstract

    Safety in the construction industry remains a major challenge despite the technological advancements made in recent years. In recent years, ontologies are applied to give a formal structure to the knowledge in different domains. Ontologies also facilitate the integration of various domain knowledge and thus allow for better cross-functional developments (e.g., operator support systems that consider safety and productivity at the same time). The authors have previously developed a comprehensive Earthwork Ontology (EW-Onto). However, there has been no linkage between safety regulations and EW-Onto. Therefore, this research aims to: (1) develop a formal representation of earthwork safety regulations knowledge, and (2) integrate this knowledge with EW-Onto. A case study is developed to validate the integrated ontology. It is shown that the integrated ontology can be used to bridge the gap between high-level safety regulations and task-level instructions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 36th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC 2019)
    Subtitle of host publicationMay 21-24, 2019, Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, AB, Canada
    EditorsMohamed Al-Hussein
    PublisherUniversity of Alberta
    Pages477-484
    Number of pages8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    Event36th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2019 - Banff, Canada
    Duration: 21 May 201924 May 2019
    Conference number: 36

    Conference

    Conference36th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2019
    Abbreviated titleISARC
    CountryCanada
    CityBanff
    Period21/05/1924/05/19

    Keywords

    • Earthwork
    • Ontology
    • Regulations
    • Safety

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