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


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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.


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