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Enhancement of external wall decoration material for the building in safety inspection method

    Nai-Hsin Pan Affiliation
    ; Ching-Hsiang Tsai Affiliation
    ; Kuei-Yuan Chen Affiliation
    ; Jessie Sung Affiliation

Abstract

As buildings wear out, external wall tiles or attachments will usually fall off, sometimes causing human injuries. At present, the method employed for middle-high rise buildings is mainly the method of visual inspection. The inspection results in using this method are affected by the factors of subjectivity, safety and cost. This study aims to provide a lowercost and more efficient evaluation method for inspecting the status of buildings’ external walls. This proposed method implements Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) technology and high-resolution photographic equipment on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) which can improve the image recording of the detection process, as well as the overall visual detection technology, and solve the existing visual detection problem of inspectors. Also, the images detected by visual inspection and UAV high-resolution video are used to develop a suitable visual evaluation process and test table for external walls. Through the test results of several cases, the deterioration status and needs for maintenance are taken into account according to the degree of performance indicators. The findings of the study is that the proposed mechanism is more efficient and lower cost for the detection of external walls or ancillary structures’ abnormal status, which is easy to use in practice.

Keyword : UAV, infrared thermal imager, external walls, buildings, maintenance management, detection method

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Pan, N.-, H., Tsai, C.-, H., Chen, K.-, Y., & Sung, J. (2020). Enhancement of external wall decoration material for the building in safety inspection method. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 26(3), 216-226. https://doi.org/10.3846/jcem.2020.11925
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