Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Date: Thursday, 11/Jul/2019
Registration 1: Conference Registration Day 1
Location: Lobby
Plenary 1: Welcome and Plenary Session 1
Location: Imperial main
Chair: Dimitrios Rovas
Chair: James O'Donnell

- Conference Opening Speech (Rovas)

- initiatives (Brillakis)

- COST proposal (Christodoulou)

- Opening Student Plenary (Jens Juri Hunhevicz), Best student paper

- Opening Plenary (Prof. R. Sacks), Best paper


*Managing mistrust in construction using DLT: a review of use-case categories for technical decisions

Jens Juri Hunhevicz, Daniel Mark Hall

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

*Automated model checking for topologically complex code requirements – security room case study

Tanya Bloch, Meir Katz, Raz Yosef, Rafael Sacks

Virtual Construction Laboratory, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel

Coffee 1: Day 1 Coffee Break 1
Location: Lobby
DAASR 1: Data Acquisition, Analysis, Simulation & Resilience 1
Location: Imperial main
Chair: Shabtai Isaac

Methods and tools for project and construction management

11:00am - 11:20am

*Freeway work zone traffic state estimation with fault diagnosis

Shuming Du1, Saiedeh Razavi2

1: Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Civil Engineering, McMaster University; 2: Associate Professor and Chair in Heavy Construction, Department of Civil Engineering, McMaster University

11:20am - 11:40am

What does "real-time" project control really mean?

Shabtai Isaac

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

11:40am - 12:00pm

Development of a software program to generate a WBS for earthwork projects

Loma Yasser Elmossallamy, Ayman H. Nassar

German university in cairo, Egypt

12:00pm - 12:20pm

Predicting the impact of size of uncertainty events on the construction cost of highway projects using ANFIS

Alireza Moghayedi, Abimbola Windapo

University of Cape Town, South Africa

12:20pm - 12:40pm

Risk management in construction projects using building information modelling

Dimitra Papachatzi, Yiannis Xenidis

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

PPM 1: Product and Process Modelling 1
Location: Imperial 1
Chair: Ling Ma

Geometry, semantics and technology implementation

11:00am - 11:20am

*Generating bridge geometric digital twins from point clouds

Ruodan Lu, Ioannis Brilakis

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

11:20am - 11:40am

Relating geometry descriptions to its derivatives on the web

Anna Wagner1, Mathias Bonduel2, Pieter Pauwels3, Rüppel Uwe1

1: TU Darmstadt, Germany; 2: KU Leuven, Belgium; 3: Ghent University, Belgium

11:40am - 12:00pm

*Including widespread geometry formats in semantic graphs using RDF literals

Mathias Bonduel1, Anna Wagner2, Pieter Pauwels3, Maarten Vergauwen1, Ralf Klein1

1: KU Leuven, Ghent, Belgium; 2: TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany; 3: Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

12:00pm - 12:20pm

The IFC-Bridge project – Extending the IFC standard to enable high-quality exchange of bridge information models

André Borrmann1, Sergej Muhic2, Juha Hyvärinen3, Tim Chipman4, Stefan Jaud1, Christophe Castaing5, Claude Dumoulin6, Thomas Liebich2, Laura Mol7

1: Technical University of Munich, Germany; 2: AEC3 Deutschland GmbH, Germany; 3: VTT, Finland; 4: Construtivity LLC, USA; 5: EGIS, France; 6: MiND project, France; 7: Gobar Consulting Group, The Netherlands

VAR 1: Virtual and Augmented Reality 1
Location: Imperial 2
Chair: Dragana Nikolic
11:00am - 11:20am

Using augmented reality and mixed reality to interpret design choices of high-performance buildings

Shenghuan Zhao1, Leo Zhang2, Enrico DeAngelis1

1: Politecnico di Milano, Italy; 2: Trimble China, China

11:20am - 11:40am

A framework of procedural considerations for implementing virtual reality in design review

Silvia Mastrolembo Ventura1,2, Fadi Castronovo3, Dragana Nikolić4, Angelo Luigi Camillo Ciribini2

1: Politecnico di Milano, Italy; 2: University of Brescia, Italy; 3: California State University East Bay, United States of America; 4: University of Reading, United Kingdom

11:40am - 12:00pm

Virtual reality use for evaluation and improvement of building emergency signage

Simon Christian Swanström Wyke, Kasper Meyer Andersen, Mads Hardahl, Magnus Mejlholm Harlyk, Erik Risbøl Vils, Kjeld Svidt

Aalborg University, Denmark

12:00pm - 12:20pm

Evaluation of virtual safety training tool application with construction workers

Zaki Marwa, Semra Comu Yapıcı

Bogazici University, Turkey

12:20pm - 12:40pm

BIM-based augmented reality tool for the monitoring of construction performance and progress

Julia Ratajczak1,2, Carmen Marcher3, Christoph Paul Schimanski3, Alice Schweikopfler3, Michael Riedl3, Dominik T. Matt1,3

1: Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Bolzano, Italy; 2: Budimex S.A., Innovation Department, Warsaw, Poland; 3: Fraunhofer Italia Research, Bolzano, Italy

Lunch 1: Day 1 Lunch
Location: Hotel Restaurant: Elia
DAASR 2: Data Acquisition, Analysis, Simulation & Resilience 2
Location: Imperial main
Chair: Ming Lu

The impact of BIM and analyses of construction projects

2:00pm - 2:20pm

*Sorting things out? Machine learning in complex construction projects

May Shayboun, Christian Koch

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

2:20pm - 2:40pm

Building information models are dirty

Claudio Mirarchi, Alberto Pavan

Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

2:40pm - 3:00pm

Extending IFC to support thermal comfort prediction during design

Fawaz Alshehri, Cathal Hoare, Usman Ali, Mohammad Shamsi, Paul Kenny, James O'Donnell

University College Dublin, Ireland

LBA 1: Late Breaking Abstracts 1
Location: Imperial 2
Chair: Yiannis Xenidis
2:00pm - 2:10pm

Using Virtual Reality to model wayfinding behaviour

Ian James Ewart

University of Reading, United Kingdom

2:10pm - 2:20pm

The Logic of Knowledge

Nick Nisbet

AEC3 UK Ltd, United Kingdom

2:20pm - 2:30pm

Geometric optimization of mechanical electrical and plumbing (MEP) information models

Zhen-Zhong Hu1, Shuang Yuan1, Mohamad Kassem2

1: Tsinghua Universit, China; 2: Northumbria University Newcastle, United Kingdom

2:30pm - 2:40pm

Operation and maintenance of built assets: A pathway towards individualised training experiences

James Wakefield, Mohamad Kassem

Northumbria University Newcastle, United Kingdom

2:40pm - 2:50pm

Towards automated quality assessment of construction elements

Alex Braun1, Frédéric Bosché2, André Borrmann1

1: Technical University of Munich, Germany; 2: University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

SS1: Smart Structures 1
Location: Imperial 1
Chair: Alessandro Carbonari

Leaveraging the power of smart infrastructure and buildings

2:00pm - 2:20pm

Road asset classification system

Maria Gkovedarou, Ioannis Brilakis

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

2:20pm - 2:40pm

Semantic and syntactic interoperability of BIM and asset management data

Karim Farghaly, Henry Fonbeyin Abanda, Christos Vidalakis, Graham Wood

Oxford Brookes University

2:40pm - 3:00pm

Digital built environment maturity model: Digital twins advancing smart infrastructure asset management

Dejan Papic2, Tomo Cerovsek1

1: University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; 2: Bentley Systems

Coffee 2: Day 1 Coffee Break 2
Location: Lobby
DSA: Data Sensing & Analysis Committee (DSA)
Location: Imperial 1
Chair: Alessandro Carbonari


  1- Introduction about the role of DSA Committee

  2- brief report from the Chair of the DSA Committee on the latest initiatives

  3- briefing with all the participants

  4- position paper on DSA

  5- recruiting of new members

  6- conclusions and future works

Standards: Modelling and Standards Committee
Location: Imperial 2
Chair: Rafael Sacks


  1. Introduction of the M&S committee
    1. Goals
    2. Procedures
    3. Officers
  2. Development and collection of templates for European annexes for ISO 19650 BIM standard
    1. Need
    2. Opportunities
    3. Risks
  3. Presentation of COST proposal: coMputing In coNstruction moDelling, data Sensing & EducaTion (MINDSET) (Prof. Symeon Christodoulou)
    1. COST Framework
    2. Participants
    3. Subjects

Short Break: Day 1 Short Break
Location: Lobby
EDU: Education Committee
Location: Imperial 2
Chair: Vishal Singh
Chair: Angelo-Luigi Camillo Ciribini
The Education committee is a permanent committee of the EC3 and reports to the Board. This committee has the responsibility for promoting the research and innovation agenda of EC3 on all matters relevant to education. In addition to the scope of all technical committees, this committee shall:
  • Review current educational programs related to computing in the construction industry across Europe
  • Evaluate current educational programs for usefulness
  • Recommend education activities and initiatives for Board consideration
  • Explore and develop new educational programs and products in response to membership needs and/or Board requests
HDI: Human Data Interaction (HDI) Committee
Location: Imperial 1
Chair: Mohamad Kassem

Agenda for the board presentation

1- Introduction to the HDI: remit and areas of focus

2- An update about current membership

3- Recruitment of new members

4- Future steps and challenges 


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