Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorHajdukiewicz, Magdalena
dc.contributor.authorGoggins, Jamie
dc.contributor.authorde la Torre, Oscar
dc.contributor.authorHolleran, Dave
dc.contributor.authorKeane, Marcus M.
dc.identifier.citationHajdukiewicz, Magdalena, Goggins, Jamie, de la Torre, Oscar, Holleran, Dave, & Keane, Marcus M. (2019). An automated standard-based life cycle quality inspection methodology for smart precast concrete solutions in buildings. Journal of Structural Integrity and Maintenance, 4(3), 123-134. doi: 10.1080/24705314.2019.1627454en_IE
dc.description.abstractBuilt2Spec research project brought together a new and breakthrough set of tools in order to improve construction quality inspection processes. These can be put into the hands of construction stakeholders to help meet Europe’s energy efficiency targets, standards for constructing and retrofitting buildings, and related policy ambitions. This paper focuses on the automated standard-based life cycle quality inspections for precast concrete structural building elements that can be enhanced by leveraging a range of different technologies. Particular attention is placed on the use of embedded sensors in the precast concrete structural building elements as a tool to support quality assurance of these elements. Starting with the design, through manufacturing, delivery to site, installation, commissioning and operation until the end of life, the performance of precast concrete building elements is monitored and controlled to ensure their compliance with specifications, standards and guidelines. The outputs of proposed technologies integrated within the virtual construction management platform (VCMP) can enable automated continuous quality checks, while making them accessible to stakeholders through the life of a building. The measurements to support the development of this methodology were provided by a newly constructed demonstration building in Ireland.en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipThe project (Built2Spec) has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 637221. The sole responsibility for the content of this publication lies with the authors. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union. Neither the EACI nor the European Commission are responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein. The second author would also like to acknowledge the funding received from the Science Foundation Ireland through the Career Development Award programme (Grant No. 13/CDA/2200).en_IE
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Structural Integrity and Maintenanceen
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland
dc.subjectQuality checksen_IE
dc.subjectsmart constructionen_IE
dc.subjectprecast concreteen_IE
dc.subjectembedded sensorsen_IE
dc.subjectquality assuranceen_IE
dc.titleAn automated standard-based life cycle quality inspection methodology for smart precast concrete solutions in buildingsen_IE
dc.contributor.funderHorizon 2020en_IE
dc.contributor.funderScience Foundation Irelanden_IE
dc.local.contactMagdalena Hajdukiewicz, Civil Engineering Eng 1023, Engineering Building, College Of Eng & Informatics, Nui Galway. Email:
dcterms.projectinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020::RIA/637221/EU/Built to Specifications: Self-Inspection, 3D Modelling, Management and Quality-Check Tools for the 21st Century Construction Worksite/Built2Specen_IE
dcterms.projectinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Career Development Award/13/CDA/2200/IE/Achieving nearly zero energy buildings - A life cycle assessment approach to retrofitting existing buildings (acronym: nZEB-RETROFIT)/en_IE

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland