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BIM and AR based construction supervision for underground utilities

Terwisscha van Scheltinga, T. (2021) BIM and AR based construction supervision for underground utilities.

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Abstract:Current quality control practices in the underground utility sector are characterized by manual measurement techniques, information exchange that is mainly document based and a low inspection frequency. As a consequence, a variety of issues happen such as wrong placements that can incur large rework costs. To enhance current practices and help the supervisor in his responsibility to accurately inspect the inspection items to underground utility construction, this research developed a system vision that uses BIM and AR for quality control in that domain. This vision consists of a formal list of functional requirements and a system ontology that conceptually represents the reality the system is built upon. Within this ontology the concepts from the viewpoints of the physical, BIM and AR environment and related processes are depicted, including the integration of as-planned and as-built BIM objects, the required software and hardware components like the mobile and positioning device, and describes how those concepts treat the possible deviations and design clashes that can occur during the design and construction phase. The requirements set and system ontology were positively evaluated by domain experts and can therefore offer the necessary knowledge for the transition towards the new quality control method.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
TAUW, Deventer, Netherlands
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:56 civil engineering
Programme:Construction Management and Engineering MSc (60337)
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