Communication framework to support more effective onsite construction monitoring

Shrahily, R.Y. ORCID: 0000-0002-7615-4116, Medjdoub, B. ORCID: 0000-0002-3402-4479, Kashyap, M. and Chalal, M.L., 2015. Communication framework to support more effective onsite construction monitoring. In: L. Mahdjoubi, C.A. Brebbia and R. Laing, eds., Building Information Modelling (BIM) in design, construction and operations. Proceedings of BIM 2015, Bristol, 9 September 2015. WIT transactions on the built environment, 149 . Southampton: WIT Press, pp. 195-203. ISBN 9781845649142

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The UK construction industry has recently witnessed an increasing demand for cost-reduction strategies due to the strict government regulations on BIM implementation. This adoption will certainly lead to a continuous work improvement, better project delivery and communication. Although the UK government has set a target of 15–20% saving on the costs of capital projects by the full implementation of BIM level 2 in 2016, this figure is unlikely to be met since the majority of construction companies are still spending approximately £20 billion per year on rebuilding and repairing the construction defects caused by miscommunication. This research addresses the problem of communication using traditional methods (i.e. communication through paper-based documents and drawings) and its impact during the construction phase in relation to clash detection. Next, we will present a communication framework using advanced visualisation technique such as augmen ted reality (AR) combined with a BIM model with an easy access to the IFC f ile on site for a compliance checking between the BIM model and the actual co nstruction site. Subsequently, site inspection can be performed more efficiently, and with more reliability. Furthermore, early warning on future occu rring clashes can be given. To reach our objectives, the research has been designed using real case scenario, following two phases of implementation. The first phase include the communication study and consists of determining users requiring a ssistance with regard to site monitoring and inspection, whereas the second, built on the results of the first phase to specify and implement the mobile AR system

Item Type: Chapter in book
Description: BIM 2015, Bristol, 9 September 2015
Publication Title: Building Information Modelling (BIM) in design, construction and operations
Creators: Shrahily, R.Y., Medjdoub, B., Kashyap, M. and Chalal, M.L.
Publisher: WIT Press
Place of Publication: Southampton
Date: 2015
Volume: 149
ISBN: 9781845649142
ISSN: 1746-4498
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 05 Nov 2015 12:40
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2024 10:21

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