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High Level-of-Detail BIM and Machine Learning for Automated Masonry Wall Defect Surveying

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2018


Despite the rapid development of reality capture technologies and progress in data processing techniques, current visual strategies for defect surveying are time consuming manual procedures. These methods often deliver subjective and inaccurate outcomes, leading to inconsistent conclusions for defect classification and ultimately repair needs. In this paper, a strategy for monitoring the evolution of ashlar masonry walls of historic buildings through reality capture, data processing (including machine learning), and (H)BIM models is presented. The proposed method has been tested, at different levels of granularity, in the main façade of the Chapel Royal in Stirling Castle (Scotland), demonstrating its potential.

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