BIM-Powered Augmented Reality for Advancing Human-Building Interaction

Ziad Ashour, Wei Yan

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Abstract

The shift from computer-aided design (CAD) to building information modeling (BIM) has made the adoption of augmented reality (AR) promising in the field of architecture, engineering and construction. Despite the potential of AR in this field, the industry and professionals have still not fully adopted it due to registration and tracking limitations and visual occlusions in dynamic environments. We propose our first prototype (BIMxAR), which utilizes existing buildings' semantically rich BIM models and contextually aligns geometrical and non-geometrical information with the physical buildings. The proposed prototype aims to solve registration and tracking issues in dynamic environments by utilizing tracking and motion sensors already available in many mobile phones and tablets. The experiment results indicate that the system can support BIMand physical building registration in outdoor and part ofindoor environments, but cannot maintain accurate alignment indoor when relying only on a device's motion sensors. Therefore, additional computer vision and AI (deep learning) functions need to be integrated into the system to enhance AR model registration in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnthropologic - Architecture and Fabrication in the cognitive age
EditorsLiss C. Werner, Dietmar Koering
PublisherEducation and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Pages169-178
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789491207204
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event38th Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2020 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 16 Sep 202017 Sep 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Volume1
ISSN (Print)2684-1843

Conference

Conference38th Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2020
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityBerlin
Period16/09/2017/09/20

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
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Keywords

  • Augmented Reality
  • BIM
  • BIM-enabled AR
  • Education
  • GPS
  • Human-Building Interactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Education
  • Architecture

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