Automatic generation of the vertical transportation demands during the construction of high-rise buildings using BIM

K. Wu, Borja Garcia de Soto, B. T. Adey, F. Zhang

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Abstract

The explosion of high-rise building projects has increased the awareness on the importance of the planning and management of vertical transportation systems (i.e., tower cranes, construction elevators and concrete pumps). Although researchers have made beneficial efforts in several aspects of vertical transportation systems (e.g., optimal design capacities and layouts), the estimation of demands on vertical transportation systems (i.e., the quantity of construction resources associated with location, trip date and vertical transportation mode) has not been fully integrated. Currently, this process is still done manually. Building information modeling (BIM) provides the possibility to automate this process, decreasing the time it takes to gather that information and reducing errors associated with manual collection and quantification. This paper proposes a BIM-based framework to generate the vertical transportation demands during the construction of high-rise buildings. It consists of six parts: (1) determine the vertical transportation information of building materials, (2) generate the vertical transportation information of temporary construction materials, (3) link the project schedule with construction materials, (4) generate the vertical transportation information of construction workers, (5) determine the vertical transportation mode for construction materials, and (6) generate the vertical transportation demands. A prototype tool, in the form of an add-in using Revit API, has been developed to demonstrate the functionality of the proposed framework through testing the BIM model of a 36-story high-rise building. The findings show that the framework allows to exploit BIM to generate the information needed to determine the vertical transportation demands quickly and effortlessly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages99-106
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Event36th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2019 - Banff, Canada
Duration: May 21 2019May 24 2019

Conference

Conference36th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2019
CountryCanada
CityBanff
Period5/21/195/24/19

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Tower cranes
Elevators
Application programming interfaces (API)
Explosions
Pumps
Concretes
Planning
Testing
Optimal design

Keywords

  • BIM
  • High-rise buildings
  • Vertical transportation demands
  • Vertical transportation systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Building and Construction
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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Wu, K., Garcia de Soto, B., Adey, B. T., & Zhang, F. (2019). Automatic generation of the vertical transportation demands during the construction of high-rise buildings using BIM. 99-106. Paper presented at 36th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2019, Banff, Canada.

Automatic generation of the vertical transportation demands during the construction of high-rise buildings using BIM. / Wu, K.; Garcia de Soto, Borja; Adey, B. T.; Zhang, F.

2019. 99-106 Paper presented at 36th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2019, Banff, Canada.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Wu, K, Garcia de Soto, B, Adey, BT & Zhang, F 2019, 'Automatic generation of the vertical transportation demands during the construction of high-rise buildings using BIM', Paper presented at 36th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2019, Banff, Canada, 5/21/19 - 5/24/19 pp. 99-106.
Wu K, Garcia de Soto B, Adey BT, Zhang F. Automatic generation of the vertical transportation demands during the construction of high-rise buildings using BIM. 2019. Paper presented at 36th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2019, Banff, Canada.
Wu, K. ; Garcia de Soto, Borja ; Adey, B. T. ; Zhang, F. / Automatic generation of the vertical transportation demands during the construction of high-rise buildings using BIM. Paper presented at 36th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2019, Banff, Canada.8 p.
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