Automation of construction planning of a reinforced concrete retaining wall
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Teräsbetonisen kulmatukimuurin rakennesuunnittelun automatisointi
The work of designing structures can is completely computerised. Much manual work involving multiple pieces of software is still required. This thesis explores methods for automation of the planning process. The construction planning process consists of multiple stages, which include the gathering of reference data, structural design and the creation of production information. The stages are comprised out of many tasks. Data transfers between different pieces of software, data processing, calculations, building information modelling and the writing of reports are all tasks that require different kinds of actions. To automate the planning process, a good understanding of all the tasks involved in the process is necessary. The planning process must thus be evaluated. Other preparative work must also be done. The variations in the structure between different projects must also be explored. An automated construction planning system is required to be applicable to several situations. The thesis presents methods for the automation of the process. Some of the methods aid in data management but contain no approaches for the automation of individual tasks. Methods for the automation of separate tasks of are also explored. The thesis includes a case study, which involves the creation of an automated construction planning system. The used example structure is a reinforced concrete cantilever retaining wall. The case study focuses on combining building information modelling and structural design.