6 results match your criteria Automation In Construction[Journal]

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BIM-based task and motion planning prototype for robotic assembly of COVID-19 hospitalisation light weight structures.

Autom Constr 2022 Aug 19;140:104370. Epub 2022 May 19.

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom.

Fast transmission of COVID-19 led to mass cancelling of events to contain the virus outbreak. Amid lockdown restrictions, a vast number of construction projects came to a halt. Robotic platforms can perform construction projects in an unmanned manner, thus ensuring the essential construction tasks are not suspended during the pandemic. Read More

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Enhancing resilience in construction against infectious diseases using stochastic multi-agent approach.

Autom Constr 2022 Aug 11;140:104315. Epub 2022 May 11.

Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering, Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 8ST, United Kingdom.

To recover from the adverse impacts of COVID-19 on construction and to avoid further losses to the industry in future pandemics, the resilience of construction industry needs to be enhanced against infectious diseases. Currently, there is a gap for modelling frameworks to simulate the spread of infectious diseases in construction projects at micro-level and to test interventions' effectiveness for data-informed decision-making. Here, this gap is addressed by developing a simulation framework using stochastic agent-based modelling, which enables construction researchers and practitioners to simulate and limit the spread of infectious diseases in construction projects. Read More

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Modular composite building in urgent emergency engineering projects: A case study of accelerated design and construction of to COVID-19 pandemic.

Autom Constr 2021 Apr 22;124:103555. Epub 2021 Jan 22.

School of civil engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410075, Hunan, China.

Wuhan Leishenshan/Leishenshan ("Leishenshan" for short) hospital is a makeshift emergency hospital for treating patients diagnosed with the novel coronavirus-infected pneumonia (NCIP). Engineering construction uses modular composite building finished products to the greatest extent, which reduces the workload of field operations and saves a lot of time. The building information model (BIM) technology assists in design and construction work to meet rapid construction requirements. Read More

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Fusing imperfect experimental data for risk assessment of musculoskeletal disorders in construction using canonical polyadic decomposition.

Autom Constr 2020 Nov;119

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, United States of America.

Field or laboratory data collected for work-related musculoskeletal disorder (WMSD) risk assessment in construction often becomes unreliable as a large amount of data go missing due to technology-induced errors, instrument failures or sometimes at random. Missing data can adversely affect the assessment conclusions. This study proposes a method that applies Canonical Polyadic Decomposition (CPD) tensor decomposition to fuse multiple sparse risk-related datasets and fill in missing data by leveraging the correlation among multiple risk indicators within those datasets. Read More

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November 2020

Ultra-rapid delivery of specialty field hospitals to combat COVID-19: Lessons learned from the Hospital project in Wuhan.

Autom Constr 2020 Nov 4;119:103345. Epub 2020 Jul 4.

Central-South Architectural Design Institute, Wuhan, Hubei, China.

With the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in Wuhan, China, in January 2020, the escalating number of confirmed and suspected cases overwhelmed the admission capacity of the designated hospitals. Two specialty field hospitals- and -were designed, built and commissioned in record time (9-12 days) to address the outbreak. This study documents the design and construction of Hospital. Read More

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November 2020

Sustainability appraisal in infrastructure projects (SUSAIP): Part 1. Development of indicators and computational methods.

Autom Constr 2006 Mar 27;15(2):239-251. Epub 2005 Jun 27.

Centre for Infrastructure and Construction Industry Development (CICID), Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong.

The process of translating strategic sustainability objectives into concrete action at project-specific levels is a difficult task. The multi-dimensional perspectives of sustainability such as economy, society, environment, combined with a lack of structured methodology and information at various hierarchical levels, further exacerbate the problem. This paper (Part 1 of a two-part series) proposes an analytical decision model and a structured methodology for sustainability appraisal in infrastructure projects. Read More

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