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Developing a mobile visualization environment for construction applications

Mallia-Parfitt, M. and Whyte, J. (2014) Developing a mobile visualization environment for construction applications. In: Proceedings of the 2014 International conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, 23-25 June 2014, Orlando, Florida, pp. 825-832.

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There is a renewed interest in immersive visualization to navigate digital data-sets associated with large building and infrastructure projects. Following work with a fully immersive visualization facility at the University, this paper details the development of a complementary mobile visualization environment. It articulates progress on the requirements for this facility; the overall design of hardware and software; and the laboratory testing and planning for user pilots in construction applications. Like our fixed facility, this new light-weight mobile solution enables a group of users to navigate a 3D model at a 1:1 scale and to work collaboratively with structured asset information. However it offers greater flexibility as two users can assemble and start using it at a new location within an hour. The solution has been developed and tested in a laboratory and will be piloted in engineering design review and stakeholder engagement applications on a major construction project.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions:Science > School of the Built Environment
ID Code:37543
Uncontrolled Keywords:mobile immersive display BIM visualization virtual reality


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