Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices. Topic 54-04. Mobile Devices as a Tool for Digitalized Project Documentation and Inspection

Consumer-grade mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets, peripheral devices, and Rovers, are increasingly used as innovative tools in construction project delivery, documentation, and inspection. Advancements in camera technology combined with increased accuracy in geolocation, graphical displays, and LiDAR abilities provide a very powerful engineering/construction technology that is also widely accessible and used by most construction professionals on jobsites. A sample of mobile device applications that can be utilized by construction professionals include: digitalized documents; geolocation of data; augmented reality with engineering precession; capturing 3D images of as-built conditions through built-in LiDAR cameras; object recognition through AI; viewing of 3-D models; access to inspection history; connecting QA results to the model; data storage, object recognition, and feature extraction methods; and, improved communications. The objective of this synthesis is to document state DOT practices for using mobile devices to support digitized project documentation and inspection.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $55000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic 54-04

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Harrigan, Edward

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Kentucky, Lexington

    Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
  • Principal Investigators:

    Nassereddine, Hala

  • Start Date: 20230620
  • Expected Completion Date: 20241220
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01845337
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 54-04
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 17 2022 10:12AM