Campus Units

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Transportation

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Conference

2015 Conference on Autonomous and Robotic Construction of Infrastructure

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2015

Journal or Book Title

Proceedings of the 2015 Conference on Autonomous and Robotic Construction of Infrastructure

First Page

207

Last Page

216

Conference Title

Conference on Autonomous and Robotic Construction of Infrastructure

Conference Date

June 2-3, 2015

City

Ames, IA

Abstract

Use of automated machine guidance (AMG) that links sophisticated design software with construction equipment to direct the operations of construction machinery with a high level of precision, has the potential to improve the overall quality, safety, and efficiency of transportation construction. Many highway agencies are currently moving towards standardizing the various aspects involved in AMG with developing the design files to implementing them during construction. In this paper, two aspects of AMG and their impacts on earthwork operations are discussed. The first aspect deals with the estimation of earthwork quantities and its impact on productivity on costs. The second aspect deals with the factors contributing to the overall accuracy of AMG. These two aspects are discussed in this paper using survey responses from various AMG users (contractors, agencies, software developers, and equipment manufacturers) and some experimental test results. Both these aspects are critical to understand during implementation of AMG as these have productivity and cost implications to the users.

Comments

This is a paper from Proceedings of the 2015 Conference on Autonomous and Robotic Construction of Infrastructure, which can be found in full at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/intrans_reports/141/.

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

File Format

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