1st Edition

Digitalization in Construction Recent trends and advances

    366 Pages 148 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book highlights the latest trends and advances in applications of digital technologies in construction engineering and management. A collection of chapters is presented, explicating how advanced technological solutions can innovatively address challenges and improve outcomes in the construction industry. Promising technologies that are highlighted include digital twins, virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, robotics, blockchain, and distributed ledger technologies. The first section presents recent applications of extended reality technologies for construction education and advanced project control. The subsequent chapters explore Artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain, and BIM-enabled digitalization in construction through a series of case studies, reviews, and technical studies. Innovative technologies and digitalized solutions are proposed for improved design, planning, training, monitoring, inspection, and operations management in Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) contexts. In addition to the technological perspectives and insights presented, pressing issues such as decarbonization, safety, and sustainability in the built environment are also discussed.

    This book provides foundational knowledge and in-depth technical studies on emerging technologies for students, academics, and industry practitioners. The research demonstrates how the effective use of new technologies can enhance work methods, transform organizational structures, and bring profound advantages to construction project participants.

    Chapter 1: Multi-user virtual reality based design review of students construction designs
    Meinhardt Thorlund Haahr

    Chapter 2: Towards Personalized Mixed Reality-Based Learning Experience in Construction Education
    Omobolanle Ogunseiju, Nihar James Gonsalves, Abiola Abosede Akanmu and Diana Bairaktarova

    Chapter 3: Marker-Based Augmented Reality Framework for Checking the Installation Status Of Onsite Components
    Hung Pham Linh Nguyen & Man-Woo Park Chan-Sik Park

    Chapter 4: Schedule-Driven BIM Model Breakdown Framework for Construction Monitoring With Augmented Reality
    Thai-Hoa Le, Yun Ting Shih, Jacob J. Lin

    Chapter 5: Building Information Model Visualisation in Augmented Reality
    Vishak Dudheea and Vladimir Vukovica

    Chapter 6: Conceptual Framework for Safety Training for Migrant Construction Workers using Virtual Reality Techniques
    Rahat Hussain, Akeem Pedro, Syed Farhan Alam Zaidi, Muhammad Sibtain Abbas, Mehrtash Soltani, Chansik Park

    Chapter 7: Automated data retrieval solution from BIM using AI Voice Assistant
    Faris Elghaish, Jatin Kumar Chauhan, Sandra Matarneh, Farzad Pour Rahimian, M Reza Hosseini

    Chapter 8: BIM-VR Integration for Infrastructure Asset Management: A Systematic Review
    Rhijul Sood and Boeing Laishram

    Chapter 9: Verification and Validation of a framework for Collaborative BIM Implementation, Measurement and Management (CIMM)
    Andrew Pidgeon

    Chapter 10: BIM Adoption Issues in Infrastructure Construction Projects: Analysis and Solutions
    Andrew Pidgeon and Nashwan Dawood

    Chapter 11: A Review of Barriers and Enablers of the BIM Adoption in Quality Management System
    Nandini Sharma and Boeing Laishram

    Chapter 12: Transforming Construction Site Safety with ISAFE: An Automated Safety Management Platform
    Chansik Park, Mehrtash Soltani, Akeem Pedro, Jaehun Yang, Doyeop Lee and Rahat Hussain

    Chapter 13: BIM with Blockchain for Decentralised Circular Construction Supply Chain
    Faris Elghaish, M. Reza Hosseini, Tuba Kocaturk, Mehrdad Arashpour and Masoomeh Bararzadeh Ledari

    Chapter 14: Developing a Digitized Maintenance Supply Chain System for Sensitive Assets Using 'Blockchain Of Things'
    Faris Elghaish, Farzad Pour Rahimian and Nashwan Dawood

    Chapter 15: Digital Twinning in the Malaysian Construction Industry
    Shan Jiancheng, Chai Chang Saar and Eeydzah Aminudin

    Chapter 16: Electromyography-based Action Recognition of Construction Workers using and not using Wearable Robots
    Nihar James Gonsalves, Omobolanle Ogunseiju and Abiola Abosede Akanmu

    Chapter 17: Design And Development of Virtual Reality Environment for Human-Robot Interaction On Construction Site
    Adetayo Onososen, Innocent Musonda, and Christopher Dzuwa and Ramabodu Molusiwa

    Chapter 18: Application of Blockchain Technology in the Engineering and Construction Sector: A State-Of-The-Art Review
    Arturo De Jesús Miranda, Emmanuel Daniel and Hamlet Reynoso Vanderhorst







    Chansik Park is a professor at the School of Architecture and Building Science and a former Dean of the Graduate School of Construction Engineering of Chung-Ang University in South Korea. Professor Park has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences internationally and has served editorial board member and reviewer of many international journals including Automation in Construction and International Journal of Project Management. He has been the recipient of numerous academic and professional awards, including the prestigious Elsevier Atlas Award in recognition of ‘outstanding achievement and significant positive contribution to society.

    Farzad Rahimian is a Professor of Digital Engineering and Manufacturing at Teesside University, UK. He is the Editor in Chief for the Journal of Smart and Sustainable Built Environment and Associate Editor of Automation in Construction. He is the author and editor of a number of books including Industry 4.0 Solutions for Building Design and Construction (Routledge, 2019) and Industry 4.0 Solutions for Building Design and Construction (Routledge, 2021)

    Nashwan Dawood is a Professor of Digital Construction in the Centre for Sustainable Engineering at Teesside University. His expertise is in sustainable infrastructure and in modelling ways to ensure cardon reduction in construction, housing and engineering projects. He has long-standing experience of undertaking research projects with major industrial partners in the areas of 5D modelling, serious game engine technology, Building Information Modelling, and the application of digital technologies for energy efficient buildings.

    Akeem Pedro is a research associate at Chung-Ang University in Seoul, South Korea. His research focuses on Technology Enhanced Learning, Interactive Learning Environments, Knowledge Engineering and Informatics for construction safety and health. He has published and co-authored over 20 papers in international journals and conferences, garnering over 900 citations.

    Dongmin Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture and Building Science at Chung-Ang University. His research interests lie in the integration of construction equipment, method, planning, scheduling, and control to support a better human-robot collaborative working environment. Dr Lee has published around 40 papers in various journals and conferences internationally. He has also served as reviewer of many international as well as national journals.

    Rahat Hussain is currently working towards PhD degree at Chung-Ang University in Seoul, South Korea. His current research works focus on construction informatics, technology enhanced education, metaverse, visualization technologies for construction safety, education, and management.

    Mehrtash Soltani earned his PhD from the University of Malaya in Malaysia. With over a decade of research expertise in building materials, waste management, and construction safety management, he currently serves as a research associate at ConTi Lab, located at Chung-Ang University in Seoul, South Korea.