Automated BIM Generation Based on UAV and Indoor 3D Laser Scanning Technologies


Building information modeling (BIM) technology is increasingly used and demanded in the construction industry nowadays. The developed automated UAV-based approaches will reduce the time, cost and labor currently needed to generate BIM models and thus greatly benefit the construction industry.
We will adopt a commercial-off-the-shelf (CTOS) UAV platform integrated with laser scanners; develop robust and safety-assuring control and autonomous navigation algorithms; design algorithms to post-process the laser scan data and semi-automatically generate as-built BIM models. The generated BIM model using UAVs will be evaluated by comparing it with the ground-truth BIM model.