A multi-user collaborative BIM-AR system to support design and construction
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AbstractAugmented Reality (AR) is fast becoming an established tool for the construction industry. Previous research reports on the conversion of BIM geometric models and the implementation of these with marker-based AR, or the use of more wide area AR taking positional input from GPS. Much of this focused on the use of AR in an individual context, so there is need to align AR with the more collaborative nature of BIM. By implementing marker-based AR, and connecting to a cloud-based database, the presented BIM-AR system provides the ability to view, interact and collaborate with 3D and 2D BIM data via AR with geographically dispersed teams. An Agile Scrum Method was used to develop the prototype system including a mobile AR application and a Large Touch Screen application based on and a Model, View, Controller (MVC) approach. Finally, the system was tested and verified using a focus group of construction practitioners.
CitationGarbett, J., Hartley, T. and Heesom, D. (2021) A multi-user collaborative BIM-AR system to support design and construction, Automation in Construction, 122, 103487.
JournalAutomation in Construction
DescriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Elsevier in Automation in Construction on 29/11/2020, available online: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2020.103487 The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version.
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