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

Prototype Implementation of an Automated Structural Steel Tracking System

K. Furlani, D. Latimer, D. Gilsinn, A. Lytle
Pages 467-473 (2002 Proceedings of the 19th ISARC, Washington, USA, ISSN 2413-5844)

This paper discusses the prototype implementation of a system developed by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the transfer of real-time on-site metrology and metrology-based data for tracking steel frame construction. The purpose of the implementation is to demonstrate the feasibility of automatically transferring information from the construction site to project management databases and associated applications, specifically for the identification and tracking of structural steel subsystems. The successful integration and implementation of the on-site field data collection system with a project information management system enables a field worker to identify and track a steel member?s final position and orientation on the job site.

Keywords: construction automation, 3-D coordinate measurement systems, project information management systems, communication protocols, coordinate frame transforms, position and orientation determination, steel tracking