PERCENTAGE OF COMPLETION OF IN-SITU CAST CONCRETE WALLS USING POINT CLOUD DATA AND BIM
- Dept. of Civil Engineering, TC Construction - Geomatics, KU Leuven - Faculty of Engineering Technology, Ghent, Belgium
Keywords: Building Information Modeling, Progress Monitoring, Change detection, Building, Point Clouds
Abstract. Progress monitoring of construction sites is becoming increasingly popular in the construction industry. Especially with the integration of 4D BIM, the progression and quality of the construction process can be better quantified. A key aspect is the detection of the changes between consecutive epochs of measurements on the site. However, the development of automated procedures is challenging due to noise, occlusions and the associativity between different objects. Additionally, objects are built in stages and thus varying states have to be detected according to the Percentage of Completion.
In this work, a framework is presented to derive work progress of construction sites based on point cloud data. More specifically, a methodology is constituted to compute the Percentage of Completion of in-situ cast concrete walls. In the literature study, existing methods are evaluated for their ability to track progress even in highly cluttered environments. In the practical study, we perform an empirical analysis on a set of periodic point clouds to establish the obstacles and feasibility of the methodology. This work leads to a better understanding of the progress monitoring paradigm which is still subject of ongoing research and will serve as the basis for the further development of a set of automated procedures.