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(BIM-3678) BIM+ Integrated Site Data Acquisition Model for Construction Projects

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Level: Intermediate
TCM Section(s):
5.2. Asset Performance Measurement
10.2. Forecasting
Venue: 2021 AACE International Conference & Expo

Abstract: Tracking and control of construction projects depend primarily on the accuracy, frequency and time required to collect onsite data of construction operations. Manual data acquisition methods may not be reliable or complete, as they are contingent upon motivation, judgment and skills of site personnel capturing data. To address those challenges, this paper presents automated data acquisition framework and implementation software for integrated data acquisition in construction projects. The automated framework integrates Building Information Modeling (BIM) and automated site data acquisition technologies. It captures onsite data through several components. One component is done through an onsite person, equipped with a tablet PC that has the BIM of the project to provide visualized presentation. As well, the tablet PC includes data acquisition technologies to enable capturing data in real time. The tablet PC has barcode reader, RFID reader, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a camera. The developed framework and algorithms are implemented in prototype software BIM+. It is Two-Tier software, which utilizes an object-oriented BIM model. The paper reinforces this through applying the framework and the implementation software to real project case study.