13th International Conference on
Construction Applications of Virtual Reality
30-31 October 2013, London

​Conference programme

The detailed conference programme (pdf) can be downloaded here.
The details of the Boat trip and dinner on 1st November 2013 can be downloaded here.

DAY 1 - 30 October 2013

8:00 - 9:00 Registration and Welcome Reception, Orchard Pre Function Area
Plenary Session 1 (Chair Prof N Dawood), Room: Orchard 1
9:00 - 9:05 Opening, Prof Nashwan Dawood & Dr Mohamad Kassem
9:05 - 9:15 Welcome by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof Cliff Hardcastle
9:15 - 9:25 ConVR history and plans, Prof Nashwan Dawood
9:25 - 10:05 BIM: UK Government Task Group, Prof David Philp
10:05 - 10:35 Coffee and networking break
10:35 - 11:20 Current and Future Trends of VR Technologies Applied to Construction: a Technology Prospective,
Paul Jonathan Walker (Autodesk)
11:20 - 12:05 Implementation of BIM in project management, Dr.-Ing. Jan Tulke (HOCHTIEF ViCon)
12:05 - 12:35 SEMANCO: an open platform to model urban energy systems using semantic technologies,
Prof Leandro Madrazo
12:35 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 Touring Sponsors stands
Plenary Session 2, Room: Orchard 1
Part 1 - BIM & VR in Planning, Design and FM (Chair Dr M Kassem), Room: Orchard 1
14:30 - 14:45 Training in Construction using VR simulation
David Lyne, Makemedia and ACT-UK Simulation Centre
14:45 - 15:00 Live mobile panoramic high accuracy Augmented Reality for Engineering and construction
Stéphane Côté, Philippe Trudel, Marc-Antoine Desbiens, Mathieu Giguere & Rob Snyder, Bentley Systems
15:00 - 15:15 Experiences of implementing BIM in Skanska facility management: an industry paper
Medina Jordan & Howard Jeffrey, Skanska
15:15 - 15:30 Immersive conceptual design in a 3D city model
Andreas Lippold, Autodesk
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee and networking break
Part 2 - BIM & VR in Planning, Design & Facility Management (Chair Dr T Crosbie), Room: Orchard 1
16:00 - 16: 15 Integrated Virtual Reality and Discrete Event simulation methods for production system research in construction
Ury Gurevich & Rafael Sacks
16:15 - 16:30 Improving sophistication and representation of skilled labor schedules on plant shutdown and maintenance projects
Ming-Fung Francis Siu, Ming Lu, Simaan AbouRizk & Vincent Tidder
16:30 - 16:45 BIM for facility management: a review and a case study investigating the value and challenges
Graham Kelly, Michael Serginson, Steve Lockley, Nashwan Dawood & Mohamad Kassem
16:45 - 17:00 ecoCampus: a new approach to sustainable design education
Steven Ayer, John Messner & Chimay Anumba
17:00 - 17:15 Offline spatial panoramic video augmentation for visual communication in the AEC industry
Stéphane Côté, Julien Barnard, Rob Snyder & Renaud Gervais
17:15 - 17:30 Built infrastructure point cloud data cleaning: An overview of gap filling algorithms
Abbas Rashidi, Ioannis Brilakis & Patricio Vela
Dinner at the Millennium Hotel (Conservatory, 19:30 - 23:30)


DAY 2 - 31 October 2013

Plenary Session 3 (Chair Prof N Dawood), Room: Orchard 1
9:00 - 9:30 Delivering London Olympic-Game Capital Project: Lessons Learned, Jeremy Beeton
9:30 - 10:00 BEAMING: Asymmetric Telepresence Systems, Prof Anthony Steed
10:00 - 10:30 BIM and Visualisation: a View from USA, Prof Raymond Issa
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee and networking break
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee and networking break
Breakout Sessions
11:00 - 12:45 Session 1 - BIM & VR: Site Applications (Chair: Dr. Ian Flood), (Orchard 1) Session 2 - BIM & VR in Education, Learning & Collaboration (Chair: Prof. Nuno Cachadinha), (Kensington Suite 1) Session 3 - Visualisation, Simulation and Sustainability, (Chair: Prof. Raymond Issa), (Kensington Suite 2)
11:00 - 11:15 SAVEs: a Safety Training Augmented Virtuality Environment for construction hazard recognition and severity identification
Ao Chen, Mani Golparvar-Fard & Brian Kleiner
The Situation Engine: a hyper-immersive platform for construction workplace simulation and learning
Sidney Newton, Russell Lowe, Rosamond Kember, Rui Wang & Stephen Davey
A BIM-assisted rule-based approach for green building design check
Yi-Wen Chen & Shang-Hsien Hsieh
11:15 - 11:30 Passive RFID-based asset tracking and project management on a large hospital project
Aaron Costin, Audrey Shaak, Jochen Teizer, George Pfeffer, Atul Khanzode, Durga Saripally, Osman Chao, Bernd Schoner & Satyan Shah
An evaluation of immersive Virtual Reality systems for design reviews
Fadi Castronovo, Dragana Nikolic, Yifan Liu & John Messner
Integrated process mapping for BIM implementation in green building project delivery
Wei Wu & Raymond Issa
11:30 - 11:45 Experimental investigation of using RFID integrated BIM model for safety and facility management
Cheng Zhang, Amin Hammad, Jia Chen & Yifan Yang
Virtual Reality for meeting interaction in infrastructure construction projects
Janne Porkka, Kalle Kähkönen, Timo Kuula & Jukka Rannisto
Visual, Approachable and Operational Checker (VAOC): accessibility study for pipeline maintenance
Chu-Hsuan Lee, Meng-Han Tsai & Shih-Chung Kang
11:45 - 12:00 Real-time tablet-based VR implementation to facilitate TBM positioning and steering control in tunnel construction
Sheng Mao, Xuesong Shen, Ming Lu & Xiaodong Wu
Image-based localization for an indoor Virtual and Augmented Reality construction training system
Ludovico Carozza, Frédéric Bosché & Mohamed Abdel-Wahab
Swap-based process schedule optimization using Discrete-Event Simulation
Maximilian Bügler, Gergő Dori & André Borrmann
12:00 - 12:15 Automated safety-in-design rule checking for capital facility projects
Sijie Zhang, Jochen Teizer, Esau Perez & Michael McDonald
An interactive data visualization system for flood warnings in Taiwan
Er-Xuan Sung, Meng-Han Tsai & Shih-Chung Kang
Visualization of crowd flow in large-scale facility using Agent-Based simulation
Kensuke Yasufuku
12:15 - 12:30 Effective project scheduling under workspace congestion and workflow disturbance factors
Vitaly Semenov, Oleg Tarlapan, Morozov Sergey, Anichkin Anton & Vladislav Zolotov
Flood game: an alternative approach for disaster education
Ming-Chang Wen, Meng-Han Tsai, Shih-Chung Kang & Yu-Lien Chang
3D barrier free verification for wheel chair access
Yoshihiro Yasumuro, Shizuka Kusakabe, Hiroshige Dan & Masahiko Fuyuki
12:30 - 12:45 Construction process modeling: a constrained graphics approach versus conventional construction simulation
Ian Flood & Valeh Nowrouzian
A BIM and AR based platform for managing non conformances
Pedro Berto & Nuno Cachadinha
Cash flow optimization and visualization of residence housing for builders
Hong Xian-Li, Hexu Liu, Xiangyu Zhou, Chen Sun, Ka Hou Ngan & Mohamed Al-Hussein
12:45 - 14:00 Coffee and networking break
Plenary Session 4
14:00 - 14:30 BIM Initiative in China, Prof Xiangyu Wang (Orchard 1)
Breakout Sessions
14:30 - 16:00 Session 4 - BIM & VR: Site Applications, (Chair: Prof. Shih-Chung Jessy Kang), (Orchards 1) Session 5 - BIM & GIS: Interoperability & Standards, (Chair: Dr. Manu Ramegowda), (Kensington Suite 1) Session 6 – Visualization, Numerical Analysis & Optimization, (Chair: Prof. Koji Makanae), (Kensington Suite 2)
14:30 - 14:45 Performance study on natural marker detection for Augmented Reality supported facility maintenance
Christian Koch, Matthias Neges, Markus König & Michael Abramovici
BIM and GIS for low-disturbance construction
Rizal Sebastian, Michel Böhms & Pim van Den Helm
Occlusion method based on three-dimensional feature data for mobile Augmented Reality applications
Hiroki Ito & Koji Makanae
14:45 - 15:00 Vision-based field inspection of concrete reinforcing bars
Kevin K. Han, Jun Young Gwak, Mani Golparvar-Fard, Kamel S. Said, Geraldine S. Cheok, Marek Franaszek & Robert R. Lipman
The architecture development for the interoperability between BIM and GIS
Tae Wook Kang & Chang Hee Hong
3D-scan planning of outdoor constructions based on photogrammetric model and mathematical optimization
Hiroshige Dan, Yoshihiro Yasumuro, Masataka Imura, Taisuke Ishigaki & Tatsuaki Nishigata
15:00 - 15:15 Adoption of Building Information Modeling: an evaluation through a case study of a regional contractor
Kelly Paine & Ramesh Marasini
Checking spatio-semantic consistency of Building Information Models by means of a query language
Simon Daum & André Borrmann
Process-oriented numerical simulation of mechanized tunneling using an IFC-based tunnel product model
Janosch Stascheit, Christian Koch, Felix Hegemann, Markus König & Günther Meschke
15:15 - 15:30 Building Information Modelling uses and applications in Pakistan construction industry
Kifayat Hussain & Rafiq Choudhry
Mapping between BIM models and 3D GIS City models of different levels of detail
Jack C.P. Cheng, Yichuan Deng & Qianru Du
Numerical simulation of wind loads on high rise buildings
Vladimir Alekhin, Aleksey Antipin, Sergey Gorodilov & Sergey Khramtsov
15:30 - 15:45 Towards a systematic production progress assessment based on BIM – prerequisites and functional requirements
João Grazina & Nuno Cachadinha
The design space exploration assistance method: constraints and objectives
Fabian Ritter, Philipp Geyer & André Borrmann
Ecosystem Information Models: visualizing complex data to support collaborative decision-making
Dermott Mcmeel & Robert Amor
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee and networking break
Breakout Sessions
16:15 - 17:30 Session 7 - Visualisation, Simulation & Sustainability, (Chair: Dr. Ramesh Marasini), (Orchard 1) Session 8 - BIM & VR in Education, Learning & Collaboration (Chair: Dr. John Messner), (Kensington Suite 1) Session 9 - BIM & VR in Planning, Design & Facility Management (Chair: Graham Kelly), (Kensington Suite 2)
16:15 - 16:30 Automated sustainability compliance checking process proof of concept
Tala Kasim, Tom Beach, Hajiang Li & Yacine Rezgui
The information seeking navigation interface with spatial icons for children
Ko-Chiu Wu, Yun-Meng Tang, Hung-Chun Chen, Chia-Jung Lin & Yi-Hsian Lee
A Web3D enabled information integration framework for facility management
Edvinas Rasys, Michael Hodds, Nashwan Dawood & Mohamad Kassem
15:30 -15:45 An augmented reality tool for facilitating on-site interpretation of 2D construction drawings
Stéphane Côté, Philippe Trudel, Rob Snyder & Renaud Gervais
Assessing the pedagogical value of Augmented Reality-based learning in construction Engineering
Arezoo Shirazi & Amir Behzadan
Numerical simulation and visualization of air flow in Ranque-Hilsch vortex tube
Anatoliy Khait, Alexander Noskov, Vladimir Alekhin & Aleksey Antipin
15:45 - 17:00 Integrating simulation and visualization for energy efficiency in a large public mall in the tropics
Puteri Shireen Jahnkassim, Yousif Abakr & Ihab Faisal Ibrahim
A distributed virtual reality application framework for collaborative construction planning using BIM server
Wei Zhou, David Heesom & Joseph Tah
Practical application of 3D/4D modeling and process simulation in construction
Yang Zhang, Mohammed Al-Bataineh, Jesse Kostelyk & Simaan AbouRizk
17:00 - 17:15 The conception of making decision support system introduction into building structures design practice
Vladimir Alekhin & Anna Khanina
Improving the knowledge and management of the historical built environment with BIM and ontologies
Danilo Di Mascio, Pieter Pauwels & Ronald De Meyer
Design for safety analysis support system for building designers
Imriyas Kamardeen
17:15 - 17:30 Automation and visualisation of location-based earthwork scheduling
Raj Shah, Nashwan Dawood & Serafim Castro
Pilot tests of Augmented Realities in science displays and design presentations
Syed Huzaifah Syed Omar, Puteri Shireen Jahnkassim & Murni Mahmud
Effectiveness of visual features on as-built building indoor environments modeling
Zhenhua Zhu


DAY 3 - 1 November 2013

8:00 - 12:00 Meet at hotel reception at 08:00. Visit to Olympic park from 09:00 onwards - included in the conference fee and available for delegates who pre-booked it
19:30 - 23:00 Boat trip including dinner – not included in the conference fee and only available for delegates who registered for boat trip