Computer Vision-Based Methods Applied to Construction Processes: A Literature Review

Zhouqian Jiang, John I. Messner

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Abstract

Recent advances in digital photography and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platforms allow people to easily and quickly record and acquire visual data from a construction site. To semi-automatically or automatically retrieve the needed information and assess the ongoing operations at a project level from the acquired visual data, researchers have focused on leveraging computer vision (CV) approaches to process and interpret visual data. This research focused on developing a framework to summarize the vision-based methods that have been applied to construction site operations through a literature review. The reviewed literature was composed of 55 journal papers from 2011 to 2019. The developed framework consisted of two parts: construction use cases and CV domains. Each part contained five aspects, which were integrated from the reviewed papers. For each reviewed paper, a map between these two parts was generated. A consistent definition was created for each term in the framework. The developed framework bridges the knowledge gap between construction and CV fields. It also highlights the frequency of applied computer vision-based methods in different construction use cases. Two additional use cases for future research were also identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2020
Subtitle of host publicationComputer Applications - Selected Papers from the Construction Research Congress 2020
EditorsPingbo Tang, David Grau, Mounir El Asmar
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages1233-1241
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780784482865
StatePublished - 2020
EventConstruction Research Congress 2020: Computer Applications - Tempe, United States
Duration: Mar 8 2020Mar 10 2020

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2020: Computer Applications - Selected Papers from the Construction Research Congress 2020

Conference

ConferenceConstruction Research Congress 2020: Computer Applications
CountryUnited States
CityTempe
Period3/8/203/10/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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