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Digital Plan of Brickwork Layout for Robotic Bricklaying Technology

Department of Construction Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, 16629 Prague, Czech Republic
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Academic Editors: Jozef Gašparík, Oto Makýš and Mária Kozlovská
Sustainability 2021, 13(7), 3905; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13073905
Received: 19 February 2021 / Revised: 29 March 2021 / Accepted: 29 March 2021 / Published: 1 April 2021
The trend of using modern technologies in the construction industry has been growing stronger recently, particularly in the fields of additive construction or robotic bricklaying. Therefore, specifically for the purpose of robotic bricklaying, we created a digital layout plan for robotic construction works. This article presents a universal methodology for creating a bricklaying plan for various variations of wall building systems. The method is based on the conversion of drawings from the BIM (Building Information Model) environment to the BREP (Boundary Representation) model through use of the IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) format, which simultaneously divides object models into layers and connects discontinuous wall axes by means of an orthogonal arrangement and inserting details into critical structural points. Among other aspects, the developed algorithm proposes the optimal placement of the robotic system inside objects under construction, in order to minimize the distance of the robot’s movement and to reduce its electricity consumption. Digital layout plans created in this way are expected to serve as a stepping stone for robotic bricklaying. View Full-Text
Keywords: converter; industrial robot; bricklaying; IFC; BIM; laying plan; digital plan converter; industrial robot; bricklaying; IFC; BIM; laying plan; digital plan
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Usmanov, V.; Illetško, J.; Šulc, R. Digital Plan of Brickwork Layout for Robotic Bricklaying Technology. Sustainability 2021, 13, 3905. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13073905

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Usmanov V, Illetško J, Šulc R. Digital Plan of Brickwork Layout for Robotic Bricklaying Technology. Sustainability. 2021; 13(7):3905. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13073905

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Usmanov, Vjačeslav, Jan Illetško, and Rostislav Šulc. 2021. "Digital Plan of Brickwork Layout for Robotic Bricklaying Technology" Sustainability 13, no. 7: 3905. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13073905

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