GPS usage and infrastructure needs for machine guidance and control in the construction projects associated with QDMR

Liyanawaduge, Nawanandana Chandrasiri (2007) GPS usage and infrastructure needs for machine guidance and control in the construction projects associated with QDMR. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)

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[Abstract]: This dissertation analyzed the GPS usage and infrastructure needs for machine guidance and control, in the construction projects associated with QDMR, in order to provide recommendations for future infrastructure needs. Research studies have confirmed that, GPS usage on machine guidance and control in the construction industry, within a VRS CORS environment increase the productivity of the projects. Investigation about the GPS usage on machine guidance and control, for construction projects, associated with QDMR was selected, as the limit of this study, in order to make recommendations for future infrastructure needs, with respect to a possible VRS expansion. Three main research approaches were designed in the project, and the results were further investigated. Geographical locations, spread and density, budget allocations and the durations of the projects were analyzed, to find out a clear suite of evidence, to prove the argument. The business case and the associated cost /benefit analysis, confirmed that, it is beneficial to expand VRS coverage to allow QDMR, to use machine guidance and control on construction projects in south east Queensland. Results not only demonstrated that, the VRS expansion is possible in the south east region, but also, suggested that multiple strategies should be adopted, when establishing GPS infrastructure in Queensland, as a whole. VRS expansion is suitable for the locations, with high density of construction projects, while other districts may provide with either, independent GPS networks or should still use, stand alone systems. Recommendations on future GPS infrastructure developments in Queensland based on the above findings and further possible research avenues were also included in this dissertation. Recommendations on future GPS infrastructure developments have been prepared for the first time in Queensland, from a research study, considering a situation applied to a major government organization in Queensland. These recommendations may be used by DNRW, QDMR and other potential GPS users, to develop strategies, for designing future GPS infrastructure in Queensland, at government level.


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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2008 23:35
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: global positioning system; GPS; machine guidance and control; QDMR; Queensland Department of Main Roads; South East Queensland
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090507 Transport Engineering
09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090906 Surveying (incl. Hydrographic Surveying)
09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090904 Navigation and Position Fixing
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4205

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