Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Transportation
2015 Conference on Autonomous and Robotic Construction of Infrastructure
Journal or Book Title
Proceedings of the 2015 Conference on Autonomous and Robotic Construction of Infrastructure
Conference on Autonomous and Robotic Construction of Infrastructure
June 2-3, 2015
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.
Iowa State University
Vennapusa, Pavana K. R.; White, David J.; and Jahren, Charles T., "Impacts of Automated Machine Guidance on Earthwork Operations" (2015). Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Conference Presentations and Proceedings. 34.