Publications / 2002 Proceedings of the 19th ISARC, Washington, USA

Monitoring Construction Equipment for Automated Project Performance Control

R. Sacks, R. Navon, A. Shapira, I. Brodetsky
Pages 161-166 (2002 Proceedings of the 19th ISARC, Washington, USA, ISSN 2413-5844)

The ability of company managers to respond to variations in performance in construction projects is severely limited by the time delay common in existing information and control systems in reporting schedule, budget and quality deviations from plan. We propose a system for interpreting data acquired automatically by monitoring the activity of major construction site equipment, such as tower cranes, concrete pumps, etc. The primary objective is to provide a reliable, real-time, automatic source of project performance information for construction managers. This requires interpretation of the monitoring results using a knowledge-based rule processor, and relies on the existence of a computerized Building Project Model.

Keywords: Automation; Construction equipment; Information technology; Monitoring; Project performance control