14th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality
Program

 

CONVR 2014 Program

 
08:00-09:00
Registration, Radison BLU
 
 
Plenary Session1, Room: Habiba Ballroom
 
09:00-09:05
Opening, Prof. Sabah Alkass and Nashwan Dawood
 
09:05-09.15
Welcome by the Chancellor of University of Sharjah
 
09:15-10:00
Keynote 1, Osama Moselhi (Concordia University, Canada), Chair Prof. Sabah Alkass
Visualization of onsite construction progress using remote sensing and BIM
 
10:00-10:30
Coffee and Networking Break
 
10:30-11:15
Keynote 2, René Schumann (Hochtief ViCon, Qatar-Germany), Chair Prof. Nashwan Dawood
BIM and VR Technologies in the Middle East
 
 
Breakout Session (11.20-13:00)
 
 
Session1—BIM & VR: Site Applications
Chair: Prof. Simaan AbouRizk,
(Room: Heritage A-GF)
Session 2—BIM & VR in Education, Learning &
Collaboration
Chair: Prof. Raja R.A. Issa, (Room: Heritage B-GF)
11.20-11.45
An energy model for sustainable decision-making in road construction projects
Jan Krantz, Weizhuo Lu, Tim Johansson & Thomas Olofsson
Implications on facilitating interaction in public hearings with virtual models
Janne Porkka, Mirkka Rekola, Timo Kuula, Kalle Kähkönen & Jukka Rannisto
11:45-12:10
Beyond classic models—design and         developments of a comprehensive earthmoving simulator
Mostafa Ali, Muaz Fagiar, Yasser Mohamed & Simaan AbouRizk
BIM Education: A framework for Kuwait
Nawari O. Nawari & Adel Alsaffar
 
12:10-12:35
Resource planning in penalized construction based on discrete-event simulation
Mohammed Sadiq Altaf, Hexu Liu,            Mohamed Al-Hussein & Simaan AbouRizk
Mapping of Building Information Modelling business process model and related issues in both the schematic design and design development phases
Ibrahim Abdelhady & James Jones
 
12:35-13:00
Upgrading the automated crane management system for industrial construction projects
Zhen Lei, SangHyeok Han, Mohamed           Al-Hussein, Simaan AbouRizk, Ulrich (Rick) Hermann & Ahmed Bouferguène
Enhancing spatial and temporal cognitive ability in construction education through augmented reality and artificial visualizations
Ivan Mutis & Raja R.A. Issa
 
13:00-14:30
Lunch
 
14:30-15:00
Keynote 3, Charles Woodward (VTT, Finland), Chair Prof. Nashwan Dawood
Augmented reality for AEC—pioneering works, past, present and future
 
15:00-15:30
Keynote 4, Raymond Issa (University of Florida, USA), Chair Prof. Nashwan Dawood
Enhancing spatial and temporal cognitive ability through augmented reality
 
 
Breakout Sessions (15:35-17:15)
 
 
Session 3—BIM & VR: Site Applications
Chair: Prof. Vian Ahmed, (Room: Heritage A-GF)
Session 4—BIM & GIS: Interoperability &        Standards
Chair: Prof. Mohamed Al-Hussein, (Room: Heritage B-GF)
 
15:35-16:00
Can BIM support better working conditions for low-skilled labour?
Hans-Joachim Bargstädt, Abdur Rehman Nasir & Elena Ignatova
BIM-enabled approaches to code-checking: challenges within the Australian regulatory context
Shan-Ying Shih, Willy Sher, Helen Giggins &         Sittimont Kanjanabootra
 
16:00-16:25
A dynamic automated system for site layout planning in Egypt
Elbadr M. Elgendi, Vian Ahmed, Zeeshan Aziz & Khaled Shawki
Optimized integration of UAVs, survey and image based modelling strategies for digital terrain model reconstruction
Ming-Chang Wen, Cheng-Hsuan Yang, Er-Xuan Sung, Tzong-Hann Wu & Shih-Chung Kang
 
16:25-16:50
Using Videos to create semantic virtual construction
Chin-Wei Liu, Shih-Chung Kang & Shih-Min Huang
Visualization of inspection results of concrete bridges using remote sensing and ARCGIS
Salam R. Yaghi, Saleh Abu Dabous, Sabah Alkass & Osama Moselhi
 
16:50-17:15
Global positioning data to model and visualize workspace occupancy in construction safety planning
Sijie Zhang, Nipesh Pradananga & Jochen Teizer
Automated collection, identification, localization, and analysis of worker-related proximity hazard events in heavy construction equipment operation
Jochen Teizer, Olga Golovina, Di Wang & Nipesh Pradananga
 
 
 
Dinner at the Calypso! Restaurant, Radisson Blu Resort, Sharjah (19:30-23:30)
 
Day 3—18 November 2014

 
Plenary Session 2, Room: Habiba Ballroom
 
09:00-09:40
Keynote 5, Ghassan Aouad (Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait) Chair: Prof. Ray Issa
Advanced IT and the readiness of technology in the Gulf region
 
09:40-10:20
Keynote 6, John Mesner (The Pennsylvania State University, USA), Chair: Dr Fikri Dweiri
Business case for VR and BIM
 
10:20-11:00
Coffee and Networking Break
 
 
Breakout Session (11:05-12:25)
 
 
Session 5—BIM & VR: Site Applications
Chair: Prof. Lloyd Waugh, (Room: Heritage A-GF)
Session 6—Visualisation, simulation &                 Sustainability
Chair: Dr Hiroshige Dan, (Room: Heritage B-GF)
 
11:05-11:25
Thermal performance of mosque architectural forms and its impacts on indoor temperature and thermal confort Al-Sharjah as a case study
Emad Mushtaha
Inner surface measurement with RGB-D camera using multiple light markers
Hiroki Inoue, Hiroshige Dan, Akira Kobayashi &   Yoshihiro Yasumuro
 
11:25-11:45
Modelling safe location detection for temporary settlements of affected residents in case of dam failure
Sharifeh Sargolzie, Samad Sepasgozar, Leila Irajifar & Hamad Al Jassmi
3D-Scan planning of outdoor constructions based on structure from motion and mathematical optimization
Yuhei Kitada, Hiroshige Dan, Yoshihiro Yasumuro, Taisuke Ishigaki, Tatsuaki Nishigata & Masataka Imura
 
11.45:12:05
Virtual reality in the AEC industry: A literature review
Sara Rankohi & Lloyd Waugh
The role of central courtyards as a  passive strategy in Islamic architecture
Abdelsalam Aldawoud
 
12:05-12:25
Assisting post-earthquake reconstruction through information visualization using GISKantaro Monobe & Yoshiyuki Tokunaga
BIM based environmental assessment in the building design process
Farshid Shadram, Marcus Sandberg, Jutta Schade & Thomas Olofsson
 
 
Lunch
 
 
Breakout Sessions (14:05-15:45)
 
 
Session 7—BIM & VR in planning, design & facility management
Chair: Prof. Charles Woodward, (Room: Heritage A-GF)
Session 8—Visualisation, Simulation &                Sustainability
Chair: Prof. Osama Moselhi, (Room: Heritage B-GF)
 
14:05-14:25
Implementation and evaluation of a mobile augmented reality system for building maintenance
Charles Woodward, Timo Kuula, Petri Honkamaa, Mika Hakkarainen & Paul    Kemppi
Evaluating the impact of conservatory as a passive solar design on energy performance and internal temperatures of UK detached dwellings
Joseph Amoako-Attah & Ali B-Jahromi
 
14:25-14:45
Evaluation of IFC and COBIE as data sources for asset register creation and service life planning
João Patacas, Nashwan Dawood &          Mohamad Kassem
Rear-screen and kinaesthetic vision 3D manipulator
Chao-Chung Yang, Hsiang-Wen Yang, Tzong-Hann Wu & Shih-Chung Kang
 
14:45-15:05
The efficacy of virtual reality technologies relative to traditional methods of assessing project status: An experimental study
Sara Rankohi, Lloyd Waugh & David Cody Bradley
Assessing water pipelines performance using acyclic simulation
Mohammed El-Abbasy, Ahmed Senouci, Tarek Zayed & Hassan Al-Derham
 
15:05-15:25
The challenges of adopting building information modelling (BIM) principles within small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs)
Anas Bataw, Matthew Burrows & Richard Kirkham
Visulaising urban energy use: The potential value of remote sensing & LiDAR data in urban design and energy planning
Nashwan Dawood, Tracey Crosbie, Martin           Carpenter & Michael Crilly
 
 
Coffee and Networking Break
 
 
Breakout Sessions (16:05-17:05)
 
 
Session 9—BIM & VR in Planning, Design & Facility Management
Chair: Dr Rula Sharqi, (Room: Heritage A-GF)
Session 10—Visualisation, Simulation &         Sustainability
Chair: Prof. Koji Makanae, (Room: Heritage B-GF)
16:05-16:25
Style over substance: the home owner’s dilemma—spend on appearance, or energy reduction
Jonathan Hubert & Ali Bahadori-Jahromi
Dynamic web3D visualisation of oil & gas facility assets
Edvinas Rasys, Nashwan Dawood, Darren Scott & Mohamad Kassem
16:25-16:45
An exploratory evaluation of a new national online consenting system in New Zealand
Jeff Clement Samasoni & James Olabode      Bamidele Rotimi
Development and evaluation of an action-based educational serious game about disaster evacuation
Shunichi Kikuchi & Koji Makanae
16:45-17:05
Risk assessment automation in steel construction using image processing
Rula Sharqi & Ammar Kaka
Visualization tools for energy awareness and management in energy positive neighbourhoods
Michael Short, Muneeb Dawood, Tracey Crosbie, Nashwan Dawood & Mia Ala-Juusela