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


Energy-efficient buildings (EeB) have become a priority of the European Commission (EC) to promote and maintain sustainability in the construction sector. Within the recently launched EU research programme “Horizon 2020” (, a particular attention is given to quality-gap and performance-loss between design and realization both in new construction as well as refurbishment of EeB.

The construction sector is characterised by a segmented approach involving a variety of skills and expertise with different roles and responsibilities. During construction, each actor of the construction value-chain must ensure that his contribution fits into a quality framework defined collectively at the design level. The critical mass of 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.

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.


This website represents the retrieval mechanism for all public information about the project. It gives a description of the research work and the partners involved. In the course of the project the generated results will be here published, the final research results being available at the completion of the project in 2019.


This research project has received funding from the EU's H2020 framework programme for research and innovation under grant agreement no. 636063.


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Kick-off December 2014

1st consortium meeting Madrid May 2015 

General Assembly meeting in Cologne Dec 2015

2nd consortium meeting Pisa, May 2016



15 September 2016 - Event on Virtual Reality Read more


29 June-1 July 2016 - Anglet (France): Workshop 'Built-as-designed' Sustainable Places 2016 Read more


7 April 2016 – Utrecht (NL): SBE 16- Sustainable Built Environment 2016 - Transition ZERO. Read more


Sustainable Places 2015 (September 16-18, Savona, Italy)


Eighth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-May 27-30, 2015, Thessaloniki, Greece)



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