Traditional methods of detailing the progress of construction projects are subjective by nature and susceptible to human error. The research team has been working to overcome this problem by developing an objective method for monitoring construction progress. Photogrammetry has provided the technological capability to accomplish this goal successfully.  The research team used Bentley’s ContextCapture to produce point-cloud data from the 3D photogrammetric reconstruction of a series of digital photos. By comparing point-cloud data with a 3D CAD model generated with MicroStation, the research team can measure work progress by identifying and comparing components installed during construction.  Read More