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 (http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/), 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 prefabricated 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.
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