Qualitative Assessment of Indirect Risks Associated with Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Flights over Construction Job Sites

Over the past decade, construction companies have been using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) extensively as a tool for data collection. While UAVs are being used on construction job sites on daily basis, there is no comprehensive quantitative method to measure the risks of flying UAVs over a specific area on a job site. Despite some work in quantifying direct risk of UAV flights, indirect risks of flying UAVs have been completely ignored. This paper presents a model for measuring indirect risks of UAV flights that are primarily associated with proximity between construction workers and UAVs. The proposed model is applied to a case study, using Monte Carlo simulation, and the results show the applicability of the model to a construction job site environment.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 83-89
  • Monograph Title: Computing in Civil Engineering 2019: Smart Cities, Sustainability, and Resilience

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  • Accession Number: 01708149
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784482445
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jun 13 2019 3:05PM