Integration of BIM and automation in high-rise building construction

R. Heikkilä, M. Malaska, P. Törmänen, Chris Keyack

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    Abstract

    In this paper the utilisation of building information models (BIM) and construction automation on building sites is discussed. A lot of research has been carried out to develop new applications for using BIM to assist construction site planning, different operations and logistics. The methods of production control and management on site utilize BIM together with machine control and navigation systems. In Finland machine control systems and the automation of construction equipment is widely used in infrastructure construction. Recently similar methods have been introduced also in building construction. This paper describes some latest Finnish examples where BIM-software is used for the planning, execution and control of building construction operations. University of Oulu has studied methods and technologies to capitalize BIM-models. The research has been mainly in infrastructure construction but the activities have recently been extended to building construction. In this paper a BIM-based tower crane operation and control system is discussed as a case study. The aim of this study was to highlight the potential areas were automation can increase the crane productivity and improve site operations and logistics. The construction site managers and tower crane operators interviewed in this study were experienced in using BIM-models on site.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationISARC 2013 - 30th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining, Held in Conjunction with the 23rd World Mining Congress
    Pages1171-1176
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event30th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining, ISARC 2013, Held in Conjunction with the 23rd World Mining Congress - Montreal, QC, Canada
    Duration: 11 Aug 201315 Aug 2013

    Conference

    Conference30th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining, ISARC 2013, Held in Conjunction with the 23rd World Mining Congress
    Country/TerritoryCanada
    CityMontreal, QC
    Period11/08/1315/08/13

    Keywords

    • BIM
    • Construction automation
    • Crane control
    • Robotics
    • Tower crane

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
    • Civil and Structural Engineering

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