Automated Constructability Assessment for Robotics in Construction: Case Study of CANVAS

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Advances in robotics represent a potential shift in the construction industry. Construction planning is planned based on craft work; it is necessary to emphasize external factors such as construction robotics. Improving constructability can enhance design-phase construction opportunities, thereby expanding the potential scope of robot operations. However, robotics are often neglected concerning constructability. Previous studies on constructability concentrated on human-based construction methods; hence, gaps remain in assessing constructability for robotics. To minimize the barriers in robotic construction, this paper presents a method for using a rule-based framework for robotic constructability assessment checks with the help of BIM. Focusing on CANVAS - a drywall finishing robot - this paper applies a BIM-based object-oriented model integrating with ROS to utilize constructability reasoning about robotic operations. A model of rule-checking for robotics in the case study is demonstrated and tested. The availability of design information in the model containing robotics is discussed, showing the need for assessing robotics-related constructability information to support an automated review of robotic constructability assessment. This paper applies a case study to validate use of the framework for robotic constructability assessment in the design phase, leading to an automated constructability assessment of construction robotics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvanced Technologies, Automation, and Computer Applications in Construction
EditorsJennifer S. Shane, Katherine M. Madson, Yunjeong Mo, Cristina Poleacovschi, Roy E. Sturgill
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780784485262
StatePublished - 2024
EventConstruction Research Congress 2024, CRC 2024 - Des Moines, United States
Duration: Mar 20 2024Mar 23 2024

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2024, CRC 2024


ConferenceConstruction Research Congress 2024, CRC 2024
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDes Moines

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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