Automated tolerance analysis of curvilinear components using 3D point clouds for adaptive construction quality control

Vamsi Sai Kalasapudi, Pingbo Tang

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Abstract

Ineffective tolerance analysis of prefabricated building components has a significant impact on the quality of accelerated construction projects. Emerging accelerated construction methods have adopted prefabrication techniques to improve construction productivity and balance workflows. The complex three-dimensional relationships among curved and deformed pipes and ductworks bring difficulties of analyzing how fabrication and installation errors of densely located pipes influence each other, and how such errors propagate throughout connected curvilinear components. This paper presents a computational framework that integrates 3D imagery data with Building Information Modeling to detect and analyze fit-up problems of curvilinear components. Using the detected deviations, an automated deviation classification algorithm derives the tolerance information of each individual component. This process generates a tolerance network describing how geometric variations of individual components influence each other. This tolerance network provides a quality control framework that enables adaptive redistribution of prefabrication and installation errors to resolve fit-up problems during accelerated construction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputing in Civil Engineering 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering
EditorsWilliam J. O'Brien, Simone Ponticelli
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages57-65
Number of pages9
EditionJanuary
ISBN (Electronic)9780784479247
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event2015 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, IWCCE 2015 - Austin, United States
Duration: Jun 21 2015Jun 23 2015

Publication series

NameCongress on Computing in Civil Engineering, Proceedings
NumberJanuary
Volume2015-January

Other

Other2015 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, IWCCE 2015
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period6/21/156/23/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Kalasapudi, V. S., & Tang, P. (2015). Automated tolerance analysis of curvilinear components using 3D point clouds for adaptive construction quality control. In W. J. O'Brien, & S. Ponticelli (Eds.), Computing in Civil Engineering 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering (January ed., pp. 57-65). (Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering, Proceedings; Vol. 2015-January, No. January). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784479247.008