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Virtual and Augmented Reality 1
Monday, 26/July/2021:
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Session Chair: Laura Maftei

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1:00pm - 1:20pm

Visualizing real-time information through a construction production control room*

Karim Farghaly, Ranjith K. Soman, Jennifer Whyte

Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Extending current work on visualisation in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector, this paper describes an industry-led collaborative research and innovation project to develop and use a control room on the construction site. The work is inspired by NASA mission operations, with its large-scale visual display. It addresses the challenges of visualizing real-time construction data. Working with a main contractor, technology companies and other researchers, we first give an overview of the progress of the overall project to date and discuss our contributions on requirements, real-time analytics and visualization. We conclude by discussing the contribution to work on visualizing construction.

1:20pm - 1:40pm

BIM-based Augmented Reality for Facility Maintenance Management

Hamidreza Alavi1, Nuria Forcada1, Su-Ling Fan2, Wei San2

1Department of Project and Construction Engineering, Group of Construction Research and Innovation (GRIC), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain; 2Department of Civil Engineering, Tamkang University, Taiwan

Although it is proved that Building Information Modeling (BIM) can improve building maintenance performance, there is a lack of efficient maintenance strategies and right decision-making approaches for improving Facility Maintenance Management (FMM) activities. BIM based on Augment Reality (AR) can enhance the activity of FMM by providing appropriate information as well as user-friendly visualization. In this study, a framework for end-users and facility managers to report and manage maintenance requests was developed. This will help FM team to optimize building maintenance strategies and decision-making and finally reduce the costs associated with the maintenance activities in the buildings.

1:40pm - 2:00pm


Neziha Yilmaz, Esin Ergen, Deniz Artan

İstanbul Technical University, İstanbul, Turkey

Immersive technologies are being used to enhance the effectiveness and usability of BIM in the construction industry and multiple studies that test the usability of the developed prototypes exist in this domain. However, a structured usability test protocol for the use of immersive technologies is lacking. This paper aims to present a usability test protocol that is developed to measure the performance of a prototype, which is developed for a mixed reality environment in a building. The main steps of this test protocol are 1) cognitive walkthrough, 2) pre-test surveys, 3) usability test video recording 4) post-test surveys.

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