Scan-to-BIM

Smart acquisition and processing of reality capture data to generate semantically-rich 3D models of the built environment.

There is growing demand for techniques and processes that can effectively deliver Building Information Models, or BIM Models, reflecting the as-is state of facilities. With the increase availability of affordable and powerful surveying technologies, such as laser scanning and photogrammetry, the geometry (and some non-geometric properties) of assets can be captured at high quality and speed. The generation of BIM models from that data is commonly called Scan-to-BIM and remains a challenge, with significant expert input required to generate meaningful models.

The CyberBuild has long been working on algorithms aimed at automating Scan-to-BIM processes, mainly of building interiors. In collaboration with other research labs, we have worked on the automated modelling of `structural' elements (walls, columns), openings (windows, doors) and more recently what we refer to as `secondary' elements (e.g. sockets, switches, fire safety equipment and signage, etc.). We conduct our current work as part of the H2020 funded BIMERR project.

Academic Publications

Year Authors, date, title and journal PDF web
2020 Adan A., Quintana B., Prieto S.A., Bosché F. (2020), "An autonomous robotic platform for automatic extraction of detailed semantic models of buildings", Automation in Construction, Vol. 109, 102963.   web
2018 Adan A., Quintana B., Prieto S.A., Bosché F. (2018), "Scan-to-BIM for ‘secondary’ building components", Advanced Engineering Informatics, Vol. 37, pp. 119-138. PDF web
- Quintana B., Prieto S.A., Adan A., Bosché F. (2018), "Door Detection in 3D Coloured Point Clouds of Interior Environments", Automation in Construction, Vol. 85, pp. 146-166. PDF web
2017 Quintana B., Prieto S., Adán A., Bosché F. (2017), " Scan-To-BIM for Small Building Components", Lean and Computing in Construction Congress (LC3): Volume I – Proceedings of the Joint Conference on Computing in Construction (JC3), Heraklion, Greece, Jul 4-7. PDF web
2016 Quintana, B., Prieto, S., Adán, A., Bosché, F. (2016), "Detección de Puertas en Nubes de Puntos 3D con Color para Navegación Autónoma en Interiores", Jornadas de Automática, UNED, Madrid, Spain, Sep 7-9. PDF web
- Quintana, B., Prieto, S., Adán, A., Bosché, F. N. (2016), "Door Detection in 3D Colored Laser Scans for Autonomous Indoor Navigation", Proceedings of the International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN), Alcalá de Henares, Spain, Oct 4-7. PDF web
2015 Valero E., Adan A., Bosché F. (2015), "Semantic 3D Reconstruction of Furnished Interiors using Laser Scanning and RFID Technology", ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. 04015053. PDF web
- Son H., Bosché F., Kim C. (2015), "As-built data acquisition and its use for production monitoring and automated layout in civil infrastructure: a survey", Advanced Engineering Informatics, Vol. 29, pp. 172-183. PDF web
2004 Kwon S.-W., Bosché F., Kim C., Haas C. T., Liapi K. A. (2004), "Fitting range data to primitives for rapid local 3D modeling using sparse range point clouds", Automation in Construction, Vol. 13(1), pp. 67-81. PDF web
2003 Bosché F., Kim C., Kwon S., Haas C.T., Liapi K.A. (2003), "Primitives merging for rapid 3D modeling", 20th Annual International Symposium for Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC), Eindhoven, the Netherlands, September 21-23, pp. 389-392. PDF web
- Kwon S., Liapi K.A., Haas C.T., and Bosché F. (2003), "Algorithms for fitting cylindrical objects to sparse range point clouds for rapid workspace modeling", 20th Annual International Symposium for Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC), Eindhoven, the Netherlands, September 21-23, pp. 173-178. PDF web

Partners

UCLM 3D Visual Computing & Robotics
 
 
H2020
BIMERR Project