Robotics Research Lab

Infra-Bau 4.0

Dynamic, semi-automatic Infrastructure-Construction 4.0: Replanning in infrastructure construction projects

Project Description

Investments in traffic-infrastructure is one of the biggest markets word wide. Digitization is an important aspect for optimizations of construction processes, and leads to more efficient, cost-transparent and in-time processes. BIM was an important step for digital process support. A natural next step are networking and interoperable systems, which automatically check progress and alterations on the construction site. This enables a better risk managament as well as proactive changes with automatic re-planning.

The main goal of the project is therefore to create a technical environment for dynamic integration of different, extremely heterogeneous Stakeholder systems and their partners. Therefore a continues, (semi-)automatic replanning of the system should be enabled, based on the digital planning and  construction data. The digital planning model will then be refreshed continuously by live-data, or discretely by Is-Data, so that performance data, appointments, area usage, costs and the BIM can be permanently adjusted and is always up-to-date.

Therefore the following goals are the main blocks of the project:

  • Methods for integration of new partners
  • Simulation and prediction components try forecast the progress of the construction site
  • Via dynamically created Dashboards individual possibilities for manual or semi-automatic replanning and reconfiguration will be provided to the partners.
  • Continues control mechanisms of the platform create the framework for the replanning
  • For the evaluation a prototype Integration platform will be created. This will not be, "yet another platform", but should be the glue between the existing systems and machines in the infrastructure-ecosystem.

Project Partners

  • Drees und Sommer
  • CRANIMAX GmbH
  • Fraunhofer IESE
  • Fraunhofer ITWM
  • Science and Innovation Alliance Kaiserslautern e.V.
  • TU Kaiserslautern
  • Smart Site Solutions GmbH
  • Volvo Construction Equipment Germany GmbH
  • Wirtgen GmbH

Associated Partners:

  • Tadano Demag GmbH
  • Commercial Vehicle Cluster Nutzfahrzeug GmbH
  • DBC Consulting GmbH
  • HOCHTIEF Aktiengesellschaft
  • Wolff & Müller Holding GmbH & Co. KG
  • Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG
  • F.K. HORN GmbH & Co. KG

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Funded by

Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI)

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