Mobile Visualisation for On-Site Collaboration

Ozan Koseoglu, Dino Bouchlaghem


There are various parties involved in construction projects. This multi-disciplinary environment makes it difficult to work collaboratively especially during design problem resolution and decision making on site. Better collaboration between design teams and construction sites may enable the construction industry to deliver projects on time and within budget. The latest mobile and visualisation technologies can support mobile visualisation applications and collaboration between distributed construction site and design teams. These applications and collaboration may improve the distribution and clarification of drawings, management of design changes, resolution of buildability problems, and the monitoring of construction progress, all in real time.
The paper provides an overview of design information communication and collaboration between the construction site and design teams. It then highlights the key results of a questionnaire survey on the needs & requirements from the construction industry and presents the implementation of mobile visualisation in construction. Further, the paper describes the results of the validation of scenarios illustrating the planning and implementation of mobile communication and visualisation technologies to support design teams and the construction site.


collaboration, construction, mobile, visualisation

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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) – eISSN: 1865-7923
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