Using bim and mr to improve the process of job site construction and inspection

Chung Wei Feng, Chun Wei Chen

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Abstract

The well-documented construction inspection record is important to the success of the construction project. Along with the development of information technology, mobile devices have been widely employed to record construction inspection. In addition, building information modeling (BIM) is also used to provide information for construction inspection. However, even with the help of mobile devices and BIM, the quality of inspection heavily depends on the information retrieved to examine the on-site condition. Therefore, there is a need to develop a system that can retrieve necessary information and compare it with the on-site condition in real time to improve the process of construction inspection. This research combines BIM and mixed reality (MR) technologies to develop a construction inspection system. Within this proposed system, the construction engineer can employ the head-mounted MR device, HoloLens, showing the BIM model on the construction job site with the exact scale to retrieve the required information for inspecting the jobs in progress. In addition, by employing the function of spatial mapping of the MR device, the construction engineer can also measure and record the on-site jobs to identify the differences between the planned and the actual works in real time. Furthermore, the inspection record can be uploaded to the database on the cloud for better management. The process and quality of the on-site inspection can be effectively improved by employed the proposed BIM-MR integrated system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuilding Information Modelling (BIM) in Design, Construction and Operations III
EditorsP. De Wilde, L. Mahdjoubi, A. Garrigós Garrigos
PublisherWITPress
Pages21-32
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781784663612
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event3rd International Conference on Building Information Modelling in Design, Construction and Operations, BIM 2019 - Seville, Spain
Duration: 2019 Oct 92019 Oct 11

Publication series

NameWIT Transactions on the Built Environment
Volume192
ISSN (Print)1743-3509
ISSN (Electronic)1746-4498

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Building Information Modelling in Design, Construction and Operations, BIM 2019
CountrySpain
CitySeville
Period19-10-0919-10-11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Transportation
  • Safety Research
  • Computer Science Applications

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