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Developing Mobile 3D Data Collection, Processing and Dissemination Solution for Construction SME-s

Final Report Summary - Mobi3Con (Developing Mobile 3D Data Collection, Processing and Dissemination Solution for Construction SME-s)

The goal of MOBI3CON project was to overcome the gap between the actual situation on site and three-dimensional (3D) information stored in the construction stakeholders' databases. There is a significant gap between the requirements of the users of existing 3D solutions and their cost and actual capabilities. To bridge these gaps we will develop a rugged and robust handheld 3D navigation and 3D data processing system, usable on site and in field conditions which will enable easy 3D data management. Our solution will enable 3D navigation in buildings and enable interaction with generally accepted engineering software tools.

The project concluded with a lab prototype of an ultra wide band (UWB) navigation system and powerful 3D navigation and task management software. The software solution was validated in construction site in cooperation with project partner TRV-Kliima.

Project context and objectives:

The project's main goal was to find a solution to improve the efficiency of construction process through innovative information and communication technologies (ICT) solutions. The MOBI3CON project was aiming to solve the issues by:

- providing a rugged and robust handheld for construction use;
- data management at the construction site with 3D operation capabilities (3D drawings on site);
- reduce design deviations in construction small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and to reduce number of reworks;
- support the growth of construction industry SMEs through the developed solutions.

Project results:

The biggest value through the project foreground for the SME-AG's was the increased knowledge how to transfer the construction processes into ICT systems. Scientific value added was through the knowledge of the UWB properties on the construction site and the navigation calculations with UWB signal.

Potential impact:

The consortium is continuing the software development through new projects at BBRI and in the SME partners own product development. Partners have started future projects and this has allowed them to begin entering to the new markets on construction sector. The SME-AG partners are continuing to promote ICT usage in the construction sector and they have now bigger confidence on understanding of the fundamentals of the ICT implementation and the challenges new technologies will bring.

Project website: http://www.mobi3con.com

Future exploitation: FIEC (see http://www.fiec.org for details) and BBRI (see http://www.bbri.be for details).