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.
The key innovation of INSITER is the intuitive and cost-effective Augmented Reality (AR) for self-inspection. The use of AR –that connects virtual and physical buildings in their environments at real-time– will ensure that the targeted performance in the design model is realised. INSITER will thus eliminate the gaps in quality and energy-performance between design and realisation of energy-efficient buildings made of prefabricated components.
The new concept of self-inspection that is performed simultaneously with on-site processes has a strong contrast with the traditional post-inspection approach. INSITER will develop a new methodology for self-inspection during construction, refurbishment, maintenance and commissioning, along with a dedicated toolset.
INSITER will substantially enhance state-of-the-art measurement and diagnostic instruments with wireless and easy-operation facilities through users’ mobile devices. Triangulation of Geospatial Information, Global and Indoor Positioning Systems (GIS, GPS and IPS) will support the 3D accuracy of these instruments. The data will be integrated into cloud-based Building Information Model (BIM) that evolves throughout the building’s lifecycle.