Scan-vs-BIM

Tracking state changes by comparing reality capture data with existing BIM models

Scan-vs-BIM is an innovative conceptual idea that emerged from the following observation: since an increasing number of projects (eventually all of them) are designed with Building Information Modelling (BIM), then their control using reality capture technology (e.g. laser scanning and photogrammetry) could be dramatically automated by leveraging the detailed, semantic and accurate information contained in those as-designed BIM models.

As the core of Scan-vs-BIM is the registration of all reality capture data (2D, 3D, ...) in the coordinate system of the project BIM model. The resulting spatial alignment supports robust and efficient (even automated) recognition of various building components, which then enables the extraction of highly valuable information (picking up the fruit) such as automated progress and quality control (e.g. dimensional control).

The rapid development of (now both static or mobile), is revolutionizing how the 3D state of the real world (construction site or operating facility or infrastructure) can be acquired. With the advent of Building Information Modelling (BIM), activities like construction dimensional control can be re-thought on the basis of a Scan-vs-BIM framework.

Regarding the dimensional control, the density and speed of acquisition of tnovel reality capture technologies, like laser scanning and photogrammetry (now both static and mobile), means that dimensional surveying can be fully re-thought from a point-based approach to a surface-based one. As part of our Scan-vs-BIM work, we have contributed new data processing techniques and algorithms, built on top of our in-house Scan-vs-BIM framework, that harness the power of all the technologies above to provide robust, repeatable, accurate and automated solutions to common construction dimensional control, e.g. flatness control.

Videos

This video shows the Scan-vs-BIM software system we developed to demonstrate its potential use for construction progress. In fact, the main value of this approach lies in its capability to automatically segment the input point cloud into the sub- point clouds corresponding to each object making up the 3D model.

This video shows the registration software system we developed that demonstrates an efficient one-click plane selection approach.

Academic Publications

Year Authors, date, title and journal PDF web
2019 Braun, A., Bosché, F., Borrmann, A. (2019), "Towards Automated Quality Assessment of Construction Elements"", 2nd European Conference on Computing in Construction (2019 EC3), Chania, Greece, July 10-12.   web
2018 Puri N., Valero E., Turkan Y., Bosché F. (2018), "Assessment of Compliance of Dimensional Tolerances in Concrete Slabs using TLS data and the 2D Continuous Wavelet Transform", Automation in Construction, Vol. 94, pp. 62-72. PDF web
2017 Bueno M., Bosché F., Gonzalez-Jorge H., Martinez-Sanchez J., Arias P. (2017), "4-Plane Congruent Sets for Automatic Registration of As-is 3D Point Clouds with 3D BIM models", Automation in Construction Vol. 89, pp. 120-134. PDF web
2016 Valero, E. & Bosché, F. N. (2016), "Automatic Surface Flatness Control using Terrestrial Laser Scanning Data and the 2D Continuous Wavelet Transform", Proceedings of the 33rd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC), Auburn, AL, USA, Jul 4-7. PDF web
2015 Bosché F., Biotteau B. (2015), "Terrestrial Laser Scanning and Continuous Wavelet Transform for Controlling Surface Flatness in Construction - A First Investigation", Advanced Engineering Informatics, Vol. 29(3), pp. 591-601. PDF web
- Bosché F., Ahmed, M., Turkan, Y., Haas, C., Haas, R. (2015), "The value of integrating Scan-to-BIM and Scan-vs-BIM techniques for construction monitoring using laser scanning and BIM: The case of cylindrical MEP components", Automation in Construction, Vol. 49, Part B, pp. 201-213. 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
- Bosché F., Biotteau B. (2015), "Laser scanning and the continuous wavelet transform for flatness control", 32nd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC), Oulu, Finland, June 15-18. PDF web
2014 Bosché F., Guenet E. (2014), "Automating surface flatness control using terrestrial laser scanning and building information models", Automation in Construction, Vol. 44, p. 212-226. PDF web
- Bosché F., Guillemet A., Turkan Y., Haas C.T., Haas R. (2014), "Tracking the built status of MEP works: Assessing the value of a Scan-vs-BIM system", ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Vol. 28, pp. 1-28, 08014001. PDF web
- Turkan Y., Bosché F., Haas C., Haas R. (2014), "Tracking of secondary and temporary objects in structural concrete work", Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management, Vol. 14., pp. 145-167. PDF web
- Bosché F., Guenet, E. (2014), "Controlling slab flatness automatically using laser scanning and BIM", 31st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC), Sydney, Australia, PDF web
2013 Turkan Y., Bosché F., Haas C.T., Haas R. (2013), "Towards automated Earned Value tracking using 3D Imaging Tools", ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol. 139(4), pp. 423-433. PDF web
- Turkan Y., Bosché F., Haas C.T., Haas R. (2013), "Tracking secondary and temporary concrete construction objects using 3D imaging technologies", ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, University of Southern California , Los Angeles, CA, USA, June 23-25. PDF web
- Bosché F., Turkan Y., Haas C.T., Chiamone T., Vassena G., Ciribini A. (2013), "Tracking MEP installation works", 30th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC), Montreal, QC, Canada, Aug. 11-15. PDF web
2012 Turkan Y., Bosché F., Haas C.T., Haas R. (2012), "Automated progress tracking using 4D schedule and 3D sensing technologies", Automation in Construction, Vol. 22, pp. 414-421. PDF web
- Bosché F. (2012), "Plane-based registration of construction laser scans with 3D/4D building models", Advanced Engineering Informatics, Vol. 26(1), pp. 90-102. PDF web
2011 Bosché F. (2011), "Plane-based coarse registration of 3D point clouds with 4D models", 28th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC), Seoul, Korea, June 29- July 2. PDF web
- Turkan Y., Bosché F., Haas C., Haas R. (2011), "Automated progress tracking of erection of concrete structures", 9th CSCE Construction Specialty Conference, Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 14-17. PDF web
2010 Bosché F. (2010), "Automated recognition of 3D CAD model objects in laser scans and calculation of as-built dimensions for dimensional compliance control in construction", Advanced Engineering Informatics, Vol. 24(1), pp. 107-118. PDF web
- Turkan Y., Bosché F., Haas C., Haas R. (2010), "Towards automated progress tracking of erection of concrete structures", 6th International AEC Innovation Conference, State College, PA, USA, June 9-11. PDF web
-- Bosché F., Turkan, Y., Haas C., Haas R. (2010), "Fusing 4D modeling and laser scanning for automated construction progress control", 26th ARCOM Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK, September 6-8. PDF web
2009 Bosché F., Haas C.T., Akinci B. (2009), "Automated recognition of 3D CAD Objects in site laser scans for project 3D status visualization and performance control", ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Special Issue on 3D Visualization, Vol. 23(6), pp. 311-318. PDF web
- Bosché F. (2009), "A Laser Scanning -based approach to automated dimensional tolerance compliance checking", European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering (EG-ICE) Workshop, Berlin, Germany, July 15-17, pp. 50-58. PDF web
2008 Bosché F., Haas C.T. (2008), "Automated retrieval of 3D CAD model objects in construction range images", Automation in Construction, Vol. 17(4), pp. 499-512. PDF web
- Bosché F., Haas C.T. (2008), "Automated retrieval of project three-dimensional CAD objects in range point clouds to support automated dimensional QA/QC", Information Technology in Construction (ITCon), special issue on Sensors in Construction and Infrastructure Management, Vol. 13, pp. 71-85. PDF web
- Bosché F. and Haas C.T. (2008), "Automated 3D Data Collection (A3dDC) for 3D building information modeling ", 25th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC), Vilnius, Lithuania, June 27-29, pp. 279-285. PDF web
- Bosché F., Haas C.T. and Murray, P. (2008), "Performance of automated project progress tracking with 3D data fusion", CSCE Annual Congress, Québec, QC, Canada, June 10-13. PDF web
2007 Bosché F., Haas C.T. (2007), "Towards Automated retrieval of 3D designed data in 3D sensed data", ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, July 25-28, pp. 648-556. PDF web
- Bosche F., Haas C.T. (2007), "Metric for Automated detection and identification of 3D CAD elements in 3D scanned data", ASCE Construction Research Congress (CRC) 'A Global Community', Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas, May 6-8. PDF web

Professional and Public Publications

Year Authors, title and date Link
2016 Bosché F., "CyberBuild Lab - Capture it. Process it. Visualize it.", Magazine of th Architectural Institute of Korea (AIK) Special Feature, 4 November 2015. link
2012 Haas C.T., Bosché F. (2012), "3D imaging in the engineering and construction industry", Yearbook of the Engineering and Construction Industry Association (ECIA). link

Invited Talks

Year Talk details Link
2018 Bosché F. (2018), "Scan-vs-BIM for Construction Control", LOC Talks, Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany, 12 December 2018. -
- Bosché F. (2018), "Scan-vs-BIM for Construction Control", Knowledge-Intensive BIM lecture, Jonkoping University, Jonkoping, Sweden, 1 November 2018. -
- Bosché F. (2018), "CyberBuild Lab - Digital Technologies for Construction", Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC), Blantyre, UK, 21 May 2018. -
2017 Bosché F. (2017), "CyberBuild Lab - Digital Technologies for Construction", Seminar Series of the Chair for Computing in Engineering, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany, May 2017. link
- Bosché F. (2017), "Multiplying the value of BIM data through innovative digital technologies", BIM Scotland, Glasgow, UK, 17 January 2017. link
2016 Bosché F. (2016), "BIM for all, all for BIM", SME Forum For the Repair and Maintenance of Historic Buildings, Stirling, UK, 4 October 2016. -
- Bosché F. (2016), "BIM for all, all for BIM", CPD presentation, CIOB Dundee chapter, Dundee, UK, 19 January 2016. -
2015 Bosché F. (2015), "The value of 3D laser scanning in the age of BIM", keynote presentation, CITA BIM Gathering 2015, Dublin, Ireland, 13 November 2015. link
2013 Bosché F. (2013), "Dimensional control in the age of BIM", Heriot-Watt University Industry Day, Edinburgh, UK, 26 February 2013. -
2012 Bosché F., Haas C.T., Turkan Y. (2012), "Research on fusing 3D imaging and BIM for improved construction performance", 'IT to Support Better Construction Management' workshop, Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting, Washington DC, USA, 22 January 2012. -
2010 Bosché F. (2010), "Automated construction of AEC project 4D information models (P4dIM) and applications"", Leica Geosystems, Heerbrugg, Switzerland. -

Awards

Year Details
2014 Best Paper at the 2014 International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC) for the paper titled "Controlling Slab Flatness Automatically using Laser Scanning and BIM"
2005 Best Paper at the 2005 AISIM conference for the paper titled "3D CAD drawing as a priori knowledge for machine vision in construction".

Partners

University of Waterloo Prof Carl Haas
Oregon State University OSU
 
Scan-vs-BIM Tracking state changes by comparing reality capture data with existing BIM models
Tracking state changes by comparing reality capture data with existing BIM models