INTELLIGENT CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGIES

Intelligent Construction Technologies (ICT) are technologies that collect information, store, analyze, and process information, make, and execute an appropriate action or decision that results in during quality construction. The goals of using ICT are to increase the speed, efficiency, and/or safety during the construction process. This is in conjunction with components, processes, and software that assist in a more efficient system of construction.

ICT encompasses the entire life cycle of construction. The key technologies include: high precision surveys/LiDAR, 3D design/modeling and automated machine guidance (AMG), real time field monitoring and inspection, Civil Integrated Management (CIM), Building Information Modeling (BIM), and “BIG data” standards/exchange/management.  One of the key ICT that IICTG current focuses on is Intelligent Compaction (IC).

Literature

Maier, Francesca, Mallela, Jagannath, Torres, Helga N., Ruiz, J. Mauricio and Chang, George K. (2016) Automation in Highway Construction: Final Report–Part II, Report No. FHWA-HRT-16-031, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC.

Ralls, M.L. et al. (2013) Committee for Intelligent Construction Systems and Technology: Program Review Letter Report: May 13, 2013, the first letter report, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC.

Torres, Helga N., Ruiz, J. Mauricio, Chang, George K., Rutledge, Jennifer L., and Garber, Sabrina (2016) Automation in Highway Construction: Final Report–Part I, Report No. FHWA-HRT-16-030, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC.