A framework for cloud-based virtual and augmented reality using real-time information for construction progress monitoring

R. Kuttantharappel Soman, Jennifer K. Whyte

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Abstract

Researchers are developing techniques to use augmented reality for construction progress monitoring, but these are not widely diffused. A barrier to wider use is that BIM software is often not updated in real-time between the construction office and the construction site. This paper proposes an integrated cloud-based framework to enable construction progress monitoring by creating an automated real-time bidirectional flow of information between the construction site and planning office. This seeks to take advantage of the new opportunities arising because of the consumer VR/AR devices that have come to market in the last year, and the potential for engineers and site personnel to take ownership of these low-cost devices and use them in their role. It contributes to the trajectory of research on virtual and augmented reality in construction by articulating a novel approach to construction progress monitoring through passive data acquisition, cloud-based processing and use of consumer VR/AR devices. The paper concludes by articulating next steps to develop prototypes and work with industry partners to enable them to engage in innovation.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventJoint Conference on Computing in Construction (JC3) - Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 4 Jul 20174 Jul 2017
https://ec-3.org/blog/2017/09/01/featured-content-2/

Conference

ConferenceJoint Conference on Computing in Construction (JC3)
Abbreviated titleLC3 2017
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityHeraklion
Period4/07/174/07/17
Internet address

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