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NIST Construction Automation Program Report No. 7: NIST-CMU Workshop on Automation Technologies for Construction, Field Measurement, and Inspection

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Author(s)

William C. Stone, D T. Latimer

Abstract

On July 11, 2000, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) andCarnegie-Mellon University (CMU) held a joint workshop with industry at theNIST, Gaithersburg, MD, campus on Automation Technologies for Construction, Field Measurement, and Inspection. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss and share ideas concerning the current directions and industry needs in construction and inspection automation. Formal keynote presentations were followed by breakout panel discussions in the following areas: bridge inspection; automation of construction tasks; construction information management and usage; and construction metrology.A final plenary session was held to discuss future directions for applied research. Time was allocated at the conclusion of the workshop to explore the development of advanced, practical applications for automation in this field with high payoff in terms of improved efficiency, accuracy and worker safety.Automation concepts discussed varied from field-deployable robots replacing human workers to wearable computational systems that automate reporting and information delivery for human workers. These proceedings include two significant appendices containing keynote presentation slides and a series of brief topical papers that were generated beforehand to stimulate thinking at the workshop.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6757
Report Number
6757

Keywords

bridge inspection, building technology, communication protocols, component tracking, construction automation, GPS automation systems, laser imaging, laser radar, wearable computers

Citation

Stone, W. and Latimer, D. (2017), NIST Construction Automation Program Report No. 7: NIST-CMU Workshop on Automation Technologies for Construction, Field Measurement, and Inspection, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed May 26, 2024)

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Created February 19, 2017