Objective Inspection of Bridges Using Lidar and Drones

The proposed research project would develop and implement a methodology to measure construction progress and compare it with the projected 3D shape and quantifying the difference. This project will propose its implementation for the development of DOT standards that can be added in near future bridge construction documents. The participation of experts in infrastructure maintenance and LIDAR sensing will provide students exposure to industry careers related to infrastructure management and maintenance using new technologies. We always ask the owners what are their top needs and what would they like us to work on. Their needs inform our research direction. During the project, we share early results so they can correct the direction of our research to satisfy their goals.