INTERACTION AND VISUAL SIMULATION IN A CONSTRUCTION ENVIRONMENT

Joana Prata Santos, Alcínia Zita Sampaio

Abstract

The construction of a building has been traditionally supported on the timeline schedules of the construction activities established in each case, and on technical drawings of the project. A prototype based on Virtual Reality (VR) technology with application to construction planning, was implemented. This interactive virtual model intends to present the project in a three-dimensional (3D) way, connected to construction planning schedule, resulting in a valuable asset in monitoring the development of the construction activity, based on the construction planning designed. The 4D application considers the time factor showing the 3D geometry of the distinct steps of the construction activity, according to the plan establish to the construction. The 4D model offers a detailed analysis of the construction project. Additionally, VR technology is used and presented as an innovative visual tool. It allows the visualization of different stages of the construction and the interaction with the construction activity. This application clearly shows the constructive process, avoiding inaccuracies and building errors, and so improving the communication between partners in the construction process. This tool is an important support in project conception and application.

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Prata Santos J. and Zita Sampaio A. (2011). INTERACTION AND VISUAL SIMULATION IN A CONSTRUCTION ENVIRONMENT . In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communication Systems - Volume 1: SIMIE, (PECCS 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-48-5, pages 545-550. DOI: 10.5220/0003397505450550


in Bibtex Style

@conference{simie11,
author={Joana Prata Santos and Alcínia Zita Sampaio},
title={INTERACTION AND VISUAL SIMULATION IN A CONSTRUCTION ENVIRONMENT},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communication Systems - Volume 1: SIMIE, (PECCS 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={545-550},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003397505450550},
isbn={978-989-8425-48-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communication Systems - Volume 1: SIMIE, (PECCS 2011)
TI - INTERACTION AND VISUAL SIMULATION IN A CONSTRUCTION ENVIRONMENT
SN - 978-989-8425-48-5
AU - Prata Santos J.
AU - Zita Sampaio A.
PY - 2011
SP - 545
EP - 550
DO - 10.5220/0003397505450550