Automatic generation of the consumption for temporary construction structures using BIM: Applications to formwork

K. Wu, B. García de Soto, F. Zhang, B. T. Adey

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Abstract

Temporary construction structures (TCSs), such as formwork and scaffolding, attract a lot of attention due to their impact on the schedule and cost of construction projects. In many cases, the determination of the consumption (i.e., labor, materials, and equipment) of TCSs is a complex process subject to errors. This paper presents a general framework to automatically generate the consumption of TCSs based on the geometry and quantification of building elements in the BIM model, coupled with applicable building codes and industry standards. The framework has been implemented to automatically generate the consumption required for the formwork in a BIM test model. The findings show that the framework provides an efficient way to determine the consumption requirements for formwork. Compared to the current consumption estimating tools for TCSs typically used, this BIM-based tool improves efficiency, allowing the project participants to account for TCSs during the preparation of the project schedules and cost estimates during the early phases of a project. With small modifications, the proposed framework could be applied to other TCSs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event35th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and International AEC/FM Hackathon: The Future of Building Things, ISARC 2018 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: Jul 20 2018Jul 25 2018

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Other35th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and International AEC/FM Hackathon: The Future of Building Things, ISARC 2018
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period7/20/187/25/18

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Keywords

  • BIM
  • Consumption
  • Formwork
  • Quantity take-off
  • Temporary construction structures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Building and Construction

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Wu, K., García de Soto, B., Zhang, F., & Adey, B. T. (2018). Automatic generation of the consumption for temporary construction structures using BIM: Applications to formwork. Paper presented at 35th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and International AEC/FM Hackathon: The Future of Building Things, ISARC 2018, Berlin, Germany.