Automation in Construction

(The TQCC of Automation in Construction is 23. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-02-01 to 2024-02-01.)
Towards a semantic Construction Digital Twin: Directions for future research456
Roles of artificial intelligence in construction engineering and management: A critical review and future trends347
Blockchain-based framework for improving supply chain traceability and information sharing in precast construction257
Artificial intelligence in the AEC industry: Scientometric analysis and visualization of research activities252
Public and private blockchain in construction business process and information integration224
Data-driven predictive maintenance planning framework for MEP components based on BIM and IoT using machine learning algorithms221
A BIM-data mining integrated digital twin framework for advanced project management204
From BIM to extended reality in AEC industry204
Hybrid pixel-level concrete crack segmentation and quantification across complex backgrounds using deep learning193
Deep learning for site safety: Real-time detection of personal protective equipment192
Digital twin-enabled anomaly detection for built asset monitoring in operation and maintenance175
Integrated digital twin and blockchain framework to support accountable information sharing in construction projects172
XGBoost algorithm-based prediction of concrete electrical resistivity for structural health monitoring159
3D printing of a post-tensioned concrete girder designed by topology optimization158
Artificial intelligence and smart vision for building and construction 4.0: Machine and deep learning methods and applications156
Digital twin and its implementations in the civil engineering sector154
Virtual reality applications for the built environment: Research trends and opportunities148
Automatic crack classification and segmentation on masonry surfaces using convolutional neural networks and transfer learning145
Cloud computing in construction industry: Use cases, benefits and challenges143
On-demand monitoring of construction projects through a game-like hybrid application of BIM and machine learning141
Integrated project delivery with blockchain: An automated financial system135
An integrated approach to automatic pixel-level crack detection and quantification of asphalt pavement135
Construction quality information management with blockchains123
BIM-based immersive Virtual Reality for construction workspace planning: A safety-oriented approach119
Computer vision applications in construction safety assurance117
Machine learning models for predicting the residual value of heavy construction equipment: An evaluation of modified decision tree, LightGBM, and XGBoost regression117
Structural crack detection using deep convolutional neural networks114
On-site autonomous construction robots: Towards unsupervised building111
Risk assessment and management of excavation system based on fuzzy set theory and machine learning methods110
A real-time detection approach for bridge cracks based on YOLOv4-FPM110
Expertise-based bid evaluation for construction-contractor selection with generalized comparative linguistic ELECTRE III108
Integrating three-dimensional road design and pavement structure analysis based on BIM103
Deep convolution neural network-based transfer learning method for civil infrastructure crack detection102
A semantic differential transaction approach to minimizing information redundancy for BIM and blockchain integration102
Additive manufacturing: Technology, applications, markets, and opportunities for the built environment102
An integrated UGV-UAV system for construction site data collection100
BIM compatibility and its differentiation with interoperability challenges as an innovation factor99
Knowledge graph for identifying hazards on construction sites: Integrating computer vision with ontology97
A smart contract system for security of payment of construction contracts96
Securing interim payments in construction projects through a blockchain-based framework96
A 3D concrete printing prefabrication platform for bespoke columns96
Machine learning predictive model based on national data for fatal accidents of construction workers93
Text mining-based construction site accident classification using hybrid supervised machine learning93
Ultra-rapid delivery of specialty field hospitals to combat COVID-19: Lessons learned from the Leishenshan Hospital project in Wuhan93
Deep learning-based road damage detection and classification for multiple countries93
Complete coverage path planning using reinforcement learning for Tetromino based cleaning and maintenance robot92
Development of BIM, IoT and AR/VR technologies for fire safety and upskilling92
A spatial-channel hierarchical deep learning network for pixel-level automated crack detection92
Automated excavators activity recognition and productivity analysis from construction site surveillance videos91
Semantic segmentation of point clouds of building interiors with deep learning: Augmenting training datasets with synthetic BIM-based point clouds90
Pavement distress detection using convolutional neural networks with images captured via UAV89
Full body pose estimation of construction equipment using computer vision and deep learning techniques88
Densely connected deep neural network considering connectivity of pixels for automatic crack detection88
Detection and localization of rebar in concrete by deep learning using ground penetrating radar87
Risk assessment and management via multi-source information fusion for undersea tunnel construction87
Construction payment automation using blockchain-enabled smart contracts and robotic reality capture technologies85
LiDAR-equipped UAV path planning considering potential locations of defects for bridge inspection84
Applications of distributed ledger technology (DLT) and Blockchain-enabled smart contracts in construction84
Combining multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) methods with building information modelling (BIM): A review84
Modular approach to multi-objective environmental optimization of buildings82
Attention-based generative adversarial network with internal damage segmentation using thermography82
Voxel-based representation of 3D point clouds: Methods, applications, and its potential use in the construction industry81
Semi-automatic geometric digital twinning for existing buildings based on images and CAD drawings80
Mineral-impregnated carbon fiber composites as novel reinforcement for concrete construction: Material and automation perspectives80
Automatic detection of moisture damages in asphalt pavements from GPR data with deep CNN and IRS method80
Deep learning and network analysis: Classifying and visualizing accident narratives in construction79
Modular composite building in urgent emergency engineering projects: A case study of accelerated design and construction of Wuhan Thunder God Mountain/Leishenshan hospital to COVID-19 pandemic79
Indoor 3D reconstruction from point clouds for optimal routing in complex buildings to support disaster management78
Semi-automated generation of parametric BIM for steel structures based on terrestrial laser scanning data78
Intelligent contract adoption in the construction industry: Concept development78
An engineer's guide to eXplainable Artificial Intelligence and Interpretable Machine Learning: Navigating causality, forced goodness, and the false perception of inference77
Parametric modeling and structure verification of asphalt pavement based on BIM-ABAQUS77
Automated pixel-level pavement distress detection based on stereo vision and deep learning73
Real-time railroad track components inspection based on the improved YOLOv4 framework73
Interoperability in building information modeling for AECO/FM industry73
Trajectory control of electro-hydraulic position servo system using improved PSO-PID controller73
Hard-rock tunnel lithology prediction with TBM construction big data using a global-attention-mechanism-based LSTM network73
Automatically learning construction injury precursors from text72
Data mining in the construction industry: Present status, opportunities, and future trends72
Leakage detection in water pipelines using supervised classification of acceleration signals71
Sensor-based safety management71
BIM for facilities management: A framework and a common data environment using open standards71
Pavement asset management systems and technologies: A review70
Modelling and interpreting pre-evacuation decision-making using machine learning70
Improving progress monitoring by fusing point clouds, semantic data and computer vision69
Design approaches and typologies of adaptive facades: A review69
Structural Health Monitoring with Distributed Optical Fiber Sensors of tunnel lining affected by nearby construction activity69
Hazard identification, risk assessment and control for dam construction safety using an integrated BWM and MARCOS approach under interval type-2 fuzzy sets environment69
BIM-integrated construction safety risk assessment at the design stage of building projects69
BIM assisted Building Automation System information exchange using BACnet and IFC68
BIM-based augmented reality inspection and maintenance of fire safety equipment68
Exploring smart construction objects as blockchain oracles in construction supply chain management68
Computer vision applications in construction: Current state, opportunities & challenges68
Bridge damage: Detection, IFC-based semantic enrichment and visualization68
The classification of construction waste material using a deep convolutional neural network67
Deep learning-based roadway crack classification using laser-scanned range images: A comparative study on hyperparameter selection67
Measurement and visualization of strains and cracks in CFRP post-tensioned fiber reinforced concrete beams using distributed fiber optic sensors65
Machine-learning based vulnerability analysis of existing buildings65
BIM data flow architecture with AR/VR technologies: Use cases in architecture, engineering and construction64
Ontological knowledge base for concrete bridge rehabilitation project management64
Blockchain and the ‘Internet of Things' for the construction industry: research trends and opportunities64
Automated digital modeling of existing buildings: A review of visual object recognition methods64
Integrating advanced technologies to uphold security of payment: Data flow diagram64
Classification and analysis of deep learning applications in construction: A systematic literature review63
Artificial intelligence in green building62
Planning for terrestrial laser scanning in construction: A review62
Real-time multiple damage mapping using autonomous UAV and deep faster region-based neural networks for GPS-denied structures61
BIM security: A critical review and recommendations using encryption strategy and blockchain61
Real-time monitoring of construction sites: Sensors, methods, and applications61
Automated structural design of shear wall residential buildings using generative adversarial networks61
Interoperability and data exchange within BIM platform to evaluate building energy performance and indoor comfort60
The application of blockchain-based crypto assets for integrating the physical and financial supply chains in the construction & engineering industry60
Brain-computer interface for hands-free teleoperation of construction robots59
How the completeness of spatial knowledge influences the evacuation behavior of passengers in metro stations: A VR-based experimental study59
Flexible and transportable robotic timber construction platform – TIM59
Exploratory literature review of blockchain in the construction industry59
Construction activity recognition with convolutional recurrent networks59
A multi-user collaborative BIM-AR system to support design and construction59
Structural stay-in-place formwork for robotic in situ fabrication of non-standard concrete structures: A real scale architectural demonstrator58
Automatic recognition of tunnel lining elements from GPR images using deep convolutional networks with data augmentation58
Image augmentation to improve construction resource detection using generative adversarial networks, cut-and-paste, and image transformation techniques58
Robotic 3D clay printing of prefabricated non-conventional wall components based on a parametric-integrated design58
Digital twin-based collapse fragility assessment of a long-span cable-stayed bridge under strong earthquakes58
Automatic recognition of pavement cracks from combined GPR B-scan and C-scan images using multiscale feature fusion deep neural networks57
Computer vision-based interior construction progress monitoring: A literature review and future research directions57
A performance data integrated BIM framework for building life-cycle energy efficiency and environmental optimization design57
Additive manufacturing of cantilever - From masonry to concrete 3D printing57
Data-driven decision-making for equipment maintenance57
Condition monitoring of bridges with non-contact testing technologies57
AI-based prediction of independent construction safety outcomes from universal attributes57
Multi-objective optimization for improved project management: Current status and future directions56
Cyber-physical postural training system for construction workers56
Geometric quality inspection of prefabricated MEP modules with 3D laser scanning56
ANN-based automated scaffold builder activity recognition through wearable EMG and IMU sensors56
Effects of physical fatigue on the induction of mental fatigue of construction workers: A pilot study based on a neurophysiological approach55
Improved Mask R-CNN with distance guided intersection over union for GPR signature detection and segmentation55
Brainwave-driven human-robot collaboration in construction55
Machine learning techniques for pavement condition evaluation55
Dataset and benchmark for detecting moving objects in construction sites55
Human-object interaction recognition for automatic construction site safety inspection55
A Survey on Image-Based Automation of CCTV and SSET Sewer Inspections54
Exoskeletons for manual material handling – A review and implication for construction applications54
Memetic algorithm for solving resource constrained project scheduling problems54
Natural language processing for smart construction: Current status and future directions54
Pavement anomaly detection based on transformer and self-supervised learning53
Review of image-based analysis and applications in construction53
Integrated structural health monitoring in bridge engineering53
Bond properties of reinforcing bar penetrations in 3D concrete printing53
A deep learning approach for fast detection and classification of concrete damage52
Foam 3D printing for construction: A review of applications, materials, and processes52
Real-time mixed reality-based visual warning for construction workforce safety52
Forecasting maximum surface settlement caused by urban tunneling52
Data driven model improved by multi-objective optimisation for prediction of building energy loads51
A review on flood management technologies related to image processing and machine learning51
A systematic review and analysis of the viability of 3D-printed construction in remote environments51
Automatic inspection data collection of building surface based on BIM and UAV51
Top 10 technologies for indoor positioning on construction sites50
Multi-camera vision-based productivity monitoring of earthmoving operations50
Structural health monitoring and inspection of dams based on UAV photogrammetry with image 3D reconstruction50
The progress and trend of BIM research: A bibliometrics-based visualization analysis50
Automatic sewer pipe defect semantic segmentation based on improved U-Net50
BIM-integrated management of occupational hazards in building construction and maintenance50
Towards database-free vision-based monitoring on construction sites: A deep active learning approach50
A BIM-based framework for quantitative assessment of steel structure deconstructability50
Fully automated generation of parametric BIM for MEP scenes based on terrestrial laser scanning data50
Digital building twins and blockchain for performance-based (smart) contracts49
Strain transfer effect in distributed fiber optic sensors under an arbitrary field49
Implementing data-driven parametric building design with a flexible toolbox49
Dimensional accuracy, flowability, wettability, and porosity in inkjet 3DP for gypsum and cement mortar materials49
Evaluation of bridge decks with overlays using impact echo, a deep learning approach48
Virtual reality technology in construction safety training: Extended technology acceptance model48
Rule-based compliance checking and generative design for building interiors using BIM48
Virtual prototyping- and transfer learning-enabled module detection for modular integrated construction48
Blockchain-aided information exchange records for design liability control and improved security48
A blockchain-based integrated document management framework for construction applications48
Dense construction vehicle detection based on orientation-aware feature fusion convolutional neural network47
Automated dimensional quality assessment for formwork and rebar of reinforced concrete components using 3D point cloud data47
Distributed common data environment using blockchain and Interplanetary File System for secure BIM-based collaborative design47
Semi-supervised semantic segmentation network for surface crack detection47
A fuzzy-logic IoT lighting and shading control system for smart buildings47
Mechanized construction of fabricated arches for large-diameter tunnels47
Design and implementation of a smart infrastructure digital twin47
Application of weigh-in-motion technologies for pavement and bridge response monitoring: State-of-the-art review47
Effective inertial sensor quantity and locations on a body for deep learning-based worker's motion recognition47
Effectiveness of VR crane training with head-mounted display: Double mediation of presence and perceived usefulness47
Artificial intelligence applied to conceptual design. A review of its use in architecture46
Teaching robots to perform quasi-repetitive construction tasks through human demonstration46
Multi-objective optimization for pavement maintenance and rehabilitation decision-making: A critical review and future directions46
Automated crack severity level detection and classification for ballastless track slab using deep convolutional neural network45
Web-GIS approach to preventive conservation of heritage buildings45
Automatic pixel-level detection of vertical cracks in asphalt pavement based on GPR investigation and improved mask R-CNN45
Semi-supervised learning with GAN for automatic defect detection from images45
Digital design computing and modelling for 3-D concrete printing45
Automated shape and pose updating of building information model elements from 3D point clouds45
Automatic classification of common building materials from 3D terrestrial laser scan data44
Integrating feature engineering, genetic algorithm and tree-based machine learning methods to predict the post-accident disability status of construction workers44
Building information Modelling (BIM) application for an existing road infrastructure44
IoT-based detecting, locating and alarming of unauthorized intrusion on construction sites44
BIM and semantic web-based maintenance information for existing buildings44
Integrated scheduling of suppliers and multi-project activities for green construction supply chains under uncertainty44
Development of BIM-integrated construction robot task planning and simulation system44
Collaborative relationship discovery in BIM project delivery: A social network analysis approach43
Mobile indoor mapping technologies: A review43
Towards Civil Engineering 4.0: Concept, workflow and application of Digital Twins for existing infrastructure43
Human activity classification based on sound recognition and residual convolutional neural network43
Machine vision-based surface crack analysis for transportation infrastructure43
Robotic assembly of timber joints using reinforcement learning43
3D printing system for earth-based construction: Case study of cob43
Automatic control of groundwater balance to combat dewatering during construction of a metro system43
BIM-based information system for econo-enviro-friendly end-of-life disposal of construction and demolition waste43
Customization of on-site assembly services by integrating the internet of things and BIM technologies in modular integrated construction43
An historical building information modelling approach for the preventive conservation of historical constructions: Application to the Historical Library of Salamanca42
Lifecycle information transformation and exchange for delivering and managing digital and physical assets42
Integrating and managing BIM in 3D web-based GIS for hydraulic and hydropower engineering projects42
Blockchain in construction management: Applications, advantages and limitations42
Physical exertion modeling for construction tasks using combined cardiorespiratory and thermoregulatory measures42
Extending CityGML for IFC-sourced 3D city models42
VoxelPrint: A Grasshopper plug-in for voxel-based numerical simulation of concrete printing42
Building automation system - BIM integration using a linked data structure42
A deep learning-based approach for refined crack evaluation from shield tunnel lining images42
Automatic re-planning of lifting paths for robotized tower cranes in dynamic BIM environments42
Road damage detection using super-resolution and semi-supervised learning with generative adversarial network41
Building performance and maintenance information model based on IFC schema41
UAV-based 3D reconstruction for hoist site mapping and layout planning in petrochemical construction41
Automatic detection of sewer defects based on improved you only look once algorithm41
BIM-based claims management system: A centralized information repository for extension of time claims40
Unsupervised reconstruction of Building Information Modeling wall objects from point cloud data40
Factor-based big data and predictive analytics capability assessment tool for the construction industry40
Inspection of surface defects on stay cables using a robot and transfer learning40
Crane operations and planning in modular integrated construction: Mixed review of literature40
Evidence-driven sound detection for prenotification and identification of construction safety hazards and accidents40
Big data for Design Options Repository: Towards a DFMA approach for offsite construction40
BIM-based environmental impact assessment for infrastructure design projects39
Monitoring distraction of construction workers caused by noise using a wearable Electroencephalography (EEG) device39
Detection, visualization, quantification, and warning of pipe corrosion using distributed fiber optic sensors39
BIM-based 4D mobile crane simulation and onsite operation management39
Real-time carbon emission monitoring in prefabricated construction39
Machine learning-based regional scale intelligent modeling of building information for natural hazard risk management39
Vision-based autonomous bolt-looseness detection method for splice connections: Design, lab-scale evaluation, and field application39
3D concrete printing for sustainable and economical construction: A comparative study39
Detecting excessive load-carrying tasks using a deep learning network with a Gramian Angular Field39
An approach for the automated extraction of road surface distress from a UAV-derived point cloud39
Sensitivity analysis of fractal dimensions of crack maps on concrete and masonry walls39
HBIM for storing life-cycle data regarding decay and damage in existing timber structures38
Wireless cement-based sensor for self-monitoring of railway concrete infrastructures38
Automated decision making in highway pavement preventive maintenance based on deep learning38
Conservation data parameters for BIM-enabled heritage asset management38
Bioinspired cellular cementitious structures for prefabricated construction: Hybrid design & performance evaluations38
BIM-based graph data model for automatic generative design of modular buildings38
The impact of engineering information formats on learning and execution of construction operations: A virtual reality pipe maintenance experiment38