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

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Project "INSITER" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
address: DELFTECHPARK 10
city: DELFT
postcode: 2628 XH

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 Coordinator Country Netherlands [NL]
 Project website
 Total cost 5˙936˙010 €
 EC max contribution 5˙936˙010 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU. (Technologies enabling energy-efficient systems and energy-efficient buildings with a low environmental impact)
 Code Call H2020-EeB-2014
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2014
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2014-12-01   to  2018-11-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    DEMO CONSULTANTS BV NL (DELFT) coordinator 1˙265˙606.00
3    HOCHTIEF VICON GMBH DE (ESSEN) participant 510˙485.00
4    LENZE-LUIG 3-L-PLAN GBR DE (MENDEN) participant 422˙300.00
5    IPOSTUDIO ARCHITETTI SRL IT (FIRENZE) participant 407˙562.00
6    STICHTING ISSO NL (ROTTERDAM) participant 403˙550.00
7    DWA BV NL (BODEGRAVEN) participant 386˙193.00
8    FUNDACION CARTIF ES (BOECILLO) participant 373˙000.00
10    SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE NV BE (LEUVEN) participant 305˙000.00
11    AICE CONSULTING SRL IT (SAN GIULIANO TERME - PISA) participant 267˙387.00
12    RDF OOD AR DI EF BG (BANKYA) participant 236˙350.00
13    DRAGADOS SA ES (MADRID) participant 199˙187.00
14    STICHTING SBRCURnet NL (ROTTERDAM) participant 183˙076.00


 Project objective

NEED FOR INNOVATION: 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. OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT: INSITER aims to eliminate the gaps in quality and energy-performance between design and realisation of energy-efficient buildings based on prefabricated components. The key innovation of INSITER is the intuitive and cost-effective Augmented Reality that connects the virtual model and the physical building in real-time. INSITER will develop a new methodology for self-instruction and self-inspection by construction workers, subcontractors, component suppliers, and other stakeholders during on-site working processes, supported by a coherent set of hardware and software tools. HOW THE OBJECTIVE WILL BE ACHIEVED: INSITER will substantially enhance the functionalities and capabilities of measurement and diagnostic instruments (like portable 3D laser scanners, thermal imaging cameras, acoustic and vibration detectors, real-time sensors) by means of a smart Application Programming Interface (API) and data integration with a cloud-based Building Information Model (BIM). The triangulation of Geospatial Information, Global and Indoor Positioning Systems (GIS, GPS, IPS) will support accurate and comprehensive Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR and AR). RELEVANCE TO THE WORK PROGRAMME: 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.


List of deliverables.
Field validation report and recommendations Documents, reports 2019-09-02 13:52:03
Recommendations for standardisation Documents, reports 2019-09-02 13:52:03
Integrated field demonstration report Documents, reports 2019-09-02 13:52:03
Training modules and pilot training courses Documents, reports 2019-09-02 13:52:03
Cross-case analysis and benchmarking Documents, reports 2019-09-02 13:52:03
Measuring and diagnosis solutions for inspecting building components Documents, reports 2019-09-02 13:52:03
Measuring and diagnosis solutions for inspecting MEP/HVAC components Documents, reports 2019-09-02 13:52:03
Guidelines for self-inspection in new construction Documents, reports 2019-09-02 13:52:03
Dissemination and exploitation plans Documents, reports 2019-09-02 13:52:03
BIM-based self-instruction models for mobile devices Documents, reports 2019-09-02 13:52:03
Guidelines for self-inspection in refurbishment Documents, reports 2019-09-02 13:52:03
Lab test protocols and set-up Other 2019-09-02 13:52:03
Calculation and analytical methods for MEP/HVAC components Documents, reports 2019-09-02 13:52:03
Framework for BIM, hardware and software data inter-operability Other 2019-09-02 13:52:03
Functional requirements and integration architecture of applications for process, planning and cost Other 2019-09-02 13:52:02
Best practices and existing shortcomings Documents, reports 2019-09-02 13:52:02
Functional requirements and integration architecture of applications for building quality and energy assessments Other 2019-09-02 13:52:02
Case study elaboration, field validation protocols, and equipment calibration Documents, reports 2019-09-02 13:52:02
Public and consortium websites Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-09-02 13:52:02
Calculation and analytical methods for building components Documents, reports 2019-09-02 13:52:02
Communication materials and public relations Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-09-02 13:52:02
Lab test report and recommendations Documents, reports 2019-09-02 13:52:02

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of INSITER deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2016 Revel, Gian Marco; Chiariotti, Paolo; Copertaro, Edoardo; Pandarese, Giuseppe
Stationary Wavelet Transform denoising in Pulsed Thermography: influence of camera resolution on defect detection
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Proceedings of 13th Conference on Advanced Infrared Technology and Applications. (2016). 1 2019-10-08
2018 Günther Riexinger, Andreas Kluth, Manuel Olbrich, Jan-Derrik Braun, Thomas Bauernhansl
Mixed Reality for On-Site Self-Instruction and Self-Inspection with Building Information Models
published pages: 1124-1129, ISSN: 2212-8271, DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2018.03.160
Procedia CIRP 72 2019-10-08
2018 Rizal Sebastian, Rosamaria Olivadese, Emanuele Piaia, Roberto Di Giulio, Peter Bonsma, Jan-Derrick Braun, Günther Riexinger
Connecting the Knowhow of Design, Production and Construction Professionals through Mixed Reality to Overcome Building’s Performance Gaps
published pages: 1153, ISSN: 2504-3900, DOI: 10.3390/proceedings2151153
Proceedings 2/15 2019-10-08

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