Evaluating Scanning Technology for Process Monitoring and Quality Control in Precast Concrete Fabrication

Precast concrete (PC) elements are used throughout construction, including transportation. PC is one of the most efficient, versatile, and reliable construction materials manufactured today. The fabrication of PC products offers an ideal controlled environment to manufacture consistently defect-free products. This strategy also helps to eliminate weather delays, lost productivity claims, and other disruptions. Transportation developers, owners, and general contractors demand complete and accurate project documentation, proof of progress, and quality throughout the lifecycle. Quality control (QC) must be integrated into the PC fabrication process to ensure efficiency and a high-quality product that is mistake free at the construction site. The proposed work addresses construction and transportation industry needs with large-scale experimental testing of QC protocol with three-dimensional scanning. This represents the first time where this advanced technology is being investigated for widespread use in the PC industry. The team has partnered with Tindall Corp. to test the new strategy.


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    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory
      Urbana, IL  United States  61801-2352

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Performing Organizations:

      Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

      P.O. Box 94245, Capitol Station
      Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
    • Principal Investigators:

      Nahmens, Isabelina

      Ikuma, Laura

    • Start Date: 20230901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20240831
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01893429
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Transportation Infrastructure Precast Innovation Center
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Sep 18 2023 10:18PM