Supporting dimensional control by information technology

Rui Wu, Gerrit Berends, Peter van Hoof, Ger J. Maas, Frits Tolman

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In the building industry, there is a necessity of designing the dimensional control plan before starting construction, for the assurance of the defined dimensional quality. The dimensional control plan provides site personnel with information on, among others, setting out and assembling building components, which can often be done by means of total stations. The complexity of designing such a plan asks for the support of information technology. In this paper, we present the results of an ongoing research project that intends to develop a computer aided system for dimensional control on building sites. We start with reporting a prototype based on AutoCAD, which is able to select positioning points for prefabricated columns. Upon this, we propose to integrate object-oriented product modeling with knowledge based engineering, with some initial results shown.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputing in Civil Engineering: Proceedings of International Computing Congress Held in Conjunction With 1998 Asce Annual Convention and Exhibition ...
Place of PublicationReston
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9780784403815
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
Event1998 International Computing Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: 18 Oct 199821 Oct 1998


Conference1998 International Computing Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering
CityBoston, MA, USA


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