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Intuitive Self-Inspection Techniques using Augmented Reality for construction, refurbishment and maintenance of energy-efficient buildings made of prefabricated components

Objective

NEED FOR INNOVATION: The critical mass of Energy-efficient Buildings (EeB) in Europe by 2020 will be achieved through sustainable industrialisation of high-performance architectural, structural and building-service components. However, realising the targeted performance in design is hampered by critical shortcomings during on-site construction and refurbishment that cause a lower built-quality and sub-optimal energy-saving in the building lifecycle. OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT: INSITER aims to eliminate the gaps in quality and energy-performance between design and realisation of energy-efficient buildings based on prefabricated components. The key innovation of INSITER is the intuitive and cost-effective Augmented Reality that connects the virtual model and the physical building in real-time. INSITER will develop a new methodology for self-instruction and self-inspection by construction workers, subcontractors, component suppliers, and other stakeholders during on-site working processes, supported by a coherent set of hardware and software tools. HOW THE OBJECTIVE WILL BE ACHIEVED: INSITER will substantially enhance the functionalities and capabilities of measurement and diagnostic instruments (like portable 3D laser scanners, thermal imaging cameras, acoustic and vibration detectors, real-time sensors) by means of a smart Application Programming Interface (API) and data integration with a cloud-based Building Information Model (BIM). The triangulation of Geospatial Information, Global and Indoor Positioning Systems (GIS, GPS, IPS) will support accurate and comprehensive Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR and AR). RELEVANCE TO THE WORK PROGRAMME: Through new self-inspection techniques, INSITER will fully leverage the energy-efficiency potentials of buildings based on prefab components, from design to construction, refurbishment and maintenance. It will scale-up the use of BIM for standardised inspection and commissioning protocols, involving all actors in the value-chain.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/physical geography/cartography/geographic information systems
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

Call for proposal

H2020-EeB-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

DEMO CONSULTANTS BV
Address
Delftechpark 10
2628 XH Delft
Netherlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 265 606,88

Participants (13)

AICE CONSULTING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 267 387,50
Address
Via Boccaccio 20
56010 San Giuliano Terme - Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LENZE-LUIG 3-L-PLAN GBR
Germany
EU contribution
€ 422 300
Address
Horlecke 46
58706 Menden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DWA BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 386 193,75
Address
Duitslandweg 4
2411 NT Bodegraven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IPOSTUDIO ARCHITETTI SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 407 562,50
Address
Piazza Poggi 1
50125 Firenze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RDF OOD AR DI EF
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 236 350
Address
Ulica Hristo Smirnenski 23
1320 Bankya
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING ISSO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 403 550
Address
Weena 505 33E Etgae
3013 AL Rotterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING SBRCURnet

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 183 076,25
Address
Stationsplein 45 A Unit 6 016
3013 AK Rotterdam
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 647 561,25
Address
Piazza Roma 22
60121 Ancona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 328 750
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
DRAGADOS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 199 187,50
Address
Avenida Del Camino De Santiago 50
28050 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HOCHTIEF VICON GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 510 485
Address
Alfredstrasse 236
45133 Essen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 305 000
Address
Interleuvenlaan 68
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION CARTIF
Spain
EU contribution
€ 373 000
Address
Pq Tecnologico Boecillo 205
47151 Boecillo
Activity type
Research Organisations