Foi publicado online, em formato aberto, um artigo da co-autoria de Margarida Amândio, Manuel Parente e Paulo Fonseca, da equipa de AI no BUILT CoLAB, em colaboração com José Neves, do CERIS, do Instituto Superior Técnico, com o título “Integration of Smart Pavement Data with Decision Support Systems: A Systematic Review”.
Este artigo faz parte so Special Issue “Decision Support Systems for the Digital Built Environment”, secção “Construction Management, and Computers & Digitization”, da revista “Buildings” do portal MDPI.
«Nowadays, pavement management systems (PMS) are mainly based on monitoring processes that have been established for a long time, and strongly depend on acquired experience. However, with the emergence of smart technologies, such as internet of things and artificial intelligence, PMS could be improved by applying these new smart technologies to their decision support systems, not just by updating their data collection methodologies, but also their data analysis tools. The application of these smart technologies to the field of pavement monitoring and condition evaluation will undoubtedly contribute to more efficient, less costly, safer, and environmentally friendly methodologies. Thus, the main drive of the present work is to provide insight for the development of future decision support systems for smart pavement management by conducting a systematic literature review of the developed works that apply smart technologies to this field. The conclusions drawn from the analysis allowed for the identification of a series of future direction recommendations for researchers. In fact, future PMS should tend to be capable of collecting and analyzing data at different levels, both externally at the surface or inside the pavement, as well as to detect and predict all types of functional and structural flaws and defects.»