Integration of Building Information Modelling and Augmented Reality for Building Energy Systems Visualisation

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Abstract

Buildings consist of numerous energy systems, including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and lighting systems. Typically, such systems are not fully visible in operational building environments, as some elements remain built into the walls, or hidden behind false ceilings. Fully visualising energy systems in buildings has the potential to improve understanding of the systems’ performance and enhance maintenance processes. For such purposes, this paper describes the process of integrating Building Information Modelling (BIM) models with Augmented Reality (AR) and identifies the current limitations associated with the visualisation of building energy systems in AR using BIM. Testing of the concept included creating and superimposing a BIM model of a room in its actual physical environment and performing a walk-in analysis. The experimentation concluded that the concept could result in effective visualisation of energy systems with further development on the establishment of near real-time information.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy and Sustainable Futures
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of 2nd ICESF 2020
EditorsIosif Mporas, Pandelis Kourtessis, Amin Al-Habaibeh, Abhishek Asthana, Vladimir Vukovic, John Senior
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Chapter11
Pages83-89
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9783030639167
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2021
Event2nd International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Futures - , United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Sep 202011 Sep 2020

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Energy
PublisherSpringer
ISSN (Print)2352-2534
ISSN (Electronic)2352-2542

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Futures
Abbreviated titleICESF 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Period10/09/2011/09/20

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