RECONSTRUCT took to the skies

Project update

Last week, project partners Brunel University London and Università Politecnica delle Marche visited SORIGUE and COMSA sites in Barcellona

The two universities are responsible for developing a series of sensing and digital solutions that work together to identify the availability of Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW) in the area.

The site inspection aimed to install permanent sensors and collect data via drones to quantify and classify the waste piles. The partners’ visit focused on connectivity verification, ensuring all technical requisites were met before embarking on installations. With this scope, the global site visit provided valuable insights, offering a panoramic view of the infrastructure landscape.

The inspection was followed by sensor testing, installation and fine-tuning at key access points. Moreover, the team from Università Politecnica delle Marche took advantage of the opportunity to fly drones embedding RGB and IR (Red, Green and Blue bands and Infra-Red) sensors. These aerial operations, coupled with proper marker positioning to calibrate the images, allowed high-resolution image collection, exploitable for CDWs quantification purposes through the realization of 3D models.

The drone operations continued into the next days along with the data quality checks, connectivity verifications, and remote access functionality assessments.

By taking the flight, the project laid the foundation for the next steps, which will involve the development of the software for building the database that will be used to train Artificial Intelligence models.

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