Potential Use of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) for Planning an Operation of Mobile Cranes on Construction Sites

C. Kan, C. J. Anumba, J. I. Messner

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Abstract

The construction industry is one of the most hazardous industries based on the number of fatalities. Mobile cranes, as a central component of many construction operations, contribute to a large number of construction fatalities. While many of these fatalities are caused by inadequate planning, few of the mobile crane safety issues have been well addressed. Developments in information technologies, notably cyber-physical systems (CPS), are changing the way in which mobile crane planning can be done. With the capacity for bi-directional coordination between physical world components and their virtual representations, CPS offers advantages in monitoring mobile cranes in such a way as to facilitate effective planning, proactively monitor crane operations, provide rich multi-modal feedback to crane operators, and ultimately, to avoid mobile crane failures. This paper explores CPS applicability in planning mobile crane operations on construction sites. It reviews the key definitions and characteristics of CPS, current CPS applications in the built environment, potential benefits and barriers for CPS application to mobile cranes, and discusses how CPS application to the planning and operation of mobile crane uses can be achieved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputing in Civil Engineering 2017
Subtitle of host publicationSensing, Simulation, and Visualization - Selected Papers from the ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering 2017
EditorsKen-Yu Lin, Nora El-Gohary, Pingbo Tang
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages139-146
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780784480830
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
Event2017 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, IWCCE 2017 - Seattle, United States
Duration: Jun 25 2017Jun 27 2017

Publication series

NameCongress on Computing in Civil Engineering, Proceedings
Volume2017-June

Other

Other2017 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, IWCCE 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period6/25/176/27/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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