Proceedings of the 2023 European Conference on Computing in Construction and the 40th International CIB W78 Conference

Heraklion, Crete, Greece

10-12 July, 2023

ISBN: 978-0-701702-73-1

Full Proceedings DOI: 10.35490/EC3.2023

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List of topics



Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology



Web3-based role and token data access: the case of building material passports
Jens J Hunhevicz, David F Bucher, Ranjith K Soman, Meliha Honic, Daniel M Hall, Catherine De Wolf
A conceptual framework for blockchain and AI-driven digital twins for predictive operation and maintenance
Habib Sadri, Ibrahim Yitmen, Lavinia Chiara Tagliabue, Florian Westphal
A blockchain-based token economic model for incentivizing ESG in the construction industry
Rui Zhao, Jiajia Wang, Fan Xue
Human-Data Interaction (HDI) and blockchain: an exploration of the open research challenges for the construction community
Jennifer Li, Dimosthenis Kifokeris, Masoud Barati, Gulben Calis, Daniel Hall, Jens Hunhevicz, Mohamad Kassem, Mahir Msawil, Ignasi Pérez Arnal, Marijana Srećković
A blockchain-based approach for managing construction claims
Navid Torkanfar, Ehsan Rezazadeh Azar, Brenda McCabe
Design dimensions for blockchain oracles in the AEC industry
Theodoros Dounas, Jens Hunhevicz, Brandon Byers
What is the potential value of tokens and token engineering for the architecture, engineering, and construction industry? A positional paper
Dimosthenis Kifokeris, Theodore Dounas, Algan Tezel, Sungkon Moon
Digital environment definition for property tokenization uptake in Italy
Paolo Mistrangelo, Lavinia Chiara Tagliabue, Algan Tezel



Data Analysis, Simulation, & Resilience



A comparative evaluation of decision trees and expert intuition to predict durations in the predesign phase
Svenja Lauble, Dominik Steuer, Haghsheno Shervin
A network modelling-based approach for quantifying flood resilience of urban rail transit systems
Wei Bi, Kristen MacAskill
Identifying the factors of country risk fluctuation from news text data using natural language processing
Sehwan Chung, Jungyeon Kim, Seokho Chi, Du Yon Kim
Representing modelica models as knowledge graphs using the moont ontology
Elisabeth Eckstädt, Karsten Menzel, Hervé Pruvost, Dirk Mayer
Reference framework enabling temporal scalability of object-based synchronization in BIM level 3 systems
Sebastian Esser, Simon Vilgertshofer, André Borrmann
Predicting recoverable material stock in buildings: using machine learning with demolition audit data as a case study
Natalia Ewa Kobylinska, Deepika Raghu, Matthew Gordon, Jens Hunhevicz, Catherine De Wolf
CBIM: object-level cloud collaboration platform for supporting across-domain asynchronous design
Zijian Wang, Boyuan Ouyang, Rafael Sacks
Advances in data-driven fault detection and diagnosis for HVAC systems: a review of recent developments
Farivar Rajabi, J. J. McArthur
Extrapolation with machine learning based early-stage energy prediction models
Manav Mahan Singh, Ian F. C. Smith
Requirements and framework for Gaia-x-based building permit processes
Judith Fauth, Christoph F. Strnadl, Hannes Heitzhausen, Morris Florek, Michael Brenner, Sebastian Seiss, Pintukumar Nakrani, Aurica Poetz, Joaquin Diaz, Wolfgang Mueller
Development of a framework for processing unstructured text dataset through NLP in cost estimation AEC sector
Chiara Gatto, Antonio Farina, Claudio Mirarchi, Alberto Pavan
A LegalRuleML editor with transformer-based autocompletion
Stefan Fuchs, Johannes Dimyadi, Aryan Sharma Ronee, Rishaan Gupta, Michael Witbrock, Robert Amor
Barriers to circularity in construction: an analysis of experts’ perspectives
Amr Allam, Mazdak Nik-Bakht
Ontology-based semantic labeling for RGB-D and point cloud datasets
Fabian Kaufmann, Mahdi Chamseddine, Suresh Guttikonda, Christian Glock, Didier Stricker, Jason Rambach
Analysing the usage of AI art tools for architecture
Joern Ploennigs, Markus Berger
Feature extraction for enhancing data-driven urban building energy models
Said Bolluk, Senem Seyis, Reyhan Aydogan
COMPARING COLLABORATIVE LEARNING IN VARIOUS LEARNING MODALITIES
Ashma Suwal, Wei Wu, Yupeng Luo
A model-based approach for building fire emergency management
Nabih Mousharbash, Marta Di Domenica, Alessandro Carbonari, Ziga Turk, Alberto Giretti
A virtual training game for post-earthquake damage inspection
Abed Al Fil, Hiam Mayez Khoury
Evaluation of building renovation strategies across three demonstration sites: a principal component analysis based multivariate sensitivity analysis
Omar Doukari, David Greenwood, Rahim Aguejdad, Mohamad Kassem
Human-independent activity recognition of construction worker
Seongeun Park, Hoonyong Lee, Changbum Ryan Ahn, Moonseo Park
Designing the quiet site: a proposed method for modelling, analyzing and mitigating noise harm from construction activities
Oriana Albertini, Daniel Hall, Renate Fruchter



Data Integration Methods



Generation of acoustic ontology for a holistic building performance domain
Duygu Utkucu, Rafael Sacks
Semantic web-enabled outlier and missing value detection and replacement in smart buildings
Alex Donkers, Dujuan Yang, Bauke de Vries
Systematic integration of building information and simulation models for the automated evaluation of factory layout variants
Thomas Neuhäuser, Johannes Dimyadi, Christian Johannes Eckart, Franziska Wagner, Andrea Hohmann, Robert Amor, Rüdiger Daub
Structuring BIM-related construction data through a standards-based classification system
Raido Puust, Roode Liias
Automated generation of SPARQL queries from semantic mark-up
Nicholas Nisbet, Zijing Zhang, Ling Ma
Using machine learning for automated detection of ambiguity in building requirements
Zijing Zhang, Ling Ma
Machine learning-based fault detection and preliminary diagnosis for terminal air-handling units
Farivar Rajabi, Karim El Mokhtari, J. J. McArthur
Definition of a container-based machine-readable IDM integrating level of information needs
Liu Liu, Philipp Hagedorn, Markus König
Reliability of IFC classes in ontology definition and cost estimation of public procurement
Jacopo Cassandro, Maria Grazia Donatiello, Claudio Mirarchi, Carlo Zanchetta, Alberto Pavan
Comparative analysis of room generation methods using rule language-based evaluation in BIM
Christoph Sydora, Eleni Stroulia
Optimized data connection for a BIM-GIS based university asset management system
Paola Gasbarri, Daniele Accardo, Silvia Meschini, Lavinia Chiara Tagliabue, Giuseppe Martino Di Giuda
From static to dynamic information containers
Nidhal Neamah Al-Sadoon, Raimar Scherer, Karsten Menzal
BIM and GIS integration: lessons learned from multiple case studies
Bárbara Pedó, Algan Tezel, Davy Goethals, Lauri Koskela, Matthew Leaver, Andrew Victory, Elena Vrabie, Erika Bocian
Interoperability framework for subsea sensors data
Diego Calvetti, Daniel Luiz de Mattos Nascimento, Flávio Magno Araújo, Rafael H. V. Abreu, Nicolas Alexandros Papadopoulos, Miguel B. Demay, Guilherme Tortorella
Describe and query semantic building digital twin data in temporal Knowledge Graphs
Yingying Zhang, Jakob Beetz
Resolving inconsistency in building information using uncertain knowledge graphs: a case of building space management
Xiang Xie, Janet Chang, Mohamad Kassem, Ajith Parlikad
BIM based rating of urban and architectural surfaces to refine solar potential analysis
Rossana Paparella, Carlo Zanchetta, Martina Giorio, Maria Grazia Donatiello
Real-time corner height estimation for multi-layer directed energy deposition using laser line scanner, vision camera, and artificial neural network
Liu Yang, Jack C.P. Cheng, Hoon Sohn, Zhanxiong Ma, Ikgeun Jeon, Peipei Liu
Integration of semantic temporal information in BIM using ontologies
Albrecht Vaatz, Al-Hakam Hamdan, Nidhal Al-Sadoon, Martin Wogan, Karsten Menzel
Supporting appraisal cost estimation by linked data
Sebastian Seiß, Jan Lünig, Jürgen Melzner
Extensible real-time data acquisition and management for IoT enabled smart buildings
Lasitha Chamari, Ekaterina Petrova, Pieter Pauwels
Interrelationship-based model view definition development of a smart city using an urban-level ontology
Moeid Shariatfar, Yong-Cheol Lee, Ahmad Mohammad Ahmad, Salim Ferwati
Future research directions of construction digital twins
Yusheng Huang, Ali Ghelmani, Amin Hammad



Data Sensing & Acquisition



Combining BIM and lean methods for scheduling for verifying and communicating demolition processes in an early project stage
Dominik Steuer, Svenja Lauble, Shervin Haghsheno
Modelling indoor air quality in schools using grey box models
Juan Tugores, Marcel Macarulla, Marta Gangolells, Miquel Casals
Analysing the conditions of road assets with a network thinking
Pui Hei Lam, Weiwei Chen, Ioannis Brilakis
Human action detection and ergonomic risk assessment at construction sites, by use of machine vision and deep learning
Evagoras Lambrides, Symeon Christodoulou
Diagnosis of simultaneous sensor faults in structural health monitoring systems
Thamer Al-Zuriqat, Carlos Chillón Geck, Kosmas Dragos, Kay Smarsly
Automated thermal comfort monitoring using IoT technologies
Carlos Chillon Geck, Thamer Hathal Mahmoud Al-Zuriqat, Hayder Alsaad, Conrad Völker, Kay Smarlsy
Extraction of energy-influential parameters from building façade images through google street view
Rafaela Orenga Panizza, Mazdak Nik-Bakht
Initiation of data acquisition based on 4D-BIM for lean construction progress control
Thomas Tschickardt, Nico Oerter, Christian Glock, Fabian Kaufmann, Marius Schellen
Enabling reuse of prefabricated concrete components through multiple tracking technologies and digital twins
Arlind Dervishaj, José Hernández Vargas, Kjartan Gudmundsson
Concrete flow transformer: predicting fresh concrete properties from concrete flow using vision transformers
Max Coenen, Christian Vogel, Tobias Schack, Michael Haist
Granulometry transformer: image-based granulometry of concrete aggregate for an automated concrete production control
Max Coenen, Dries Beyer, Michael Haist
Automatic indoor construction progress monitoring: challenges and solutions
Inshu Chauhan, Olli Seppänen
Deep-learning guided structural object detection in large-scale, occluded indoor point cloud datasets
Viktor Drobnyi, Shuyan Li, Ioannis Brilakis
Annotation rules and classes for semantic segmentation of point clouds for digitalization of existing bridge structures
Marius Schellen, Fabian Kaufmann, Christian Glock, Thomas Tschickardt
Towards fully automatic Scan-to-BIM: A prototype method integrating deep neural networks and architectonic grammar
Yijie Wu, Maosu Li, Fan Xue
4D Point Cloud (4DPC)-driven real-time monitoring of construction mobile cranes
Dong Liang, Zhe Chen, Lingming Kong, Yijie Wu, Sou-Han Chen, Fan Xue
A carbon data trustworthiness framework for the construction sector
Jinying XU, Kristen MacAskill
Transfer of implicit semi-formal textual location descriptions in three-dimensional model contexts
Anne Göbels, Fabian Rivadeneyra, Jakob Beetz
Harbingers of NeRF-to-BIM: a case study of semantic segmentation on building structure with neural radiance fields
Shun Hachisuka, Alberto Tono, Martin Fisher
Challenges in collecting and manageing data for AI application in small and medium-sized construction enterprises
Dominik Steuer, Svenja Lauble, Hannes Benedikt Gerber, Shervin Haghsheno
The potential for creating a geometric digital twin of road surfaces using photogrammetry and computer vision
Jialei Ding, Ioannis Brilakis
Enabling intelligent jobsites: advancing the integration of construction 4.0 devices within the connected jobsite
Kyle Morman, Aaron Costin, Janise McNair
Creation of digital twin models for renovation: an integrative literature review
Daniel Lõhmus, Ergo Pikas
Regeneration of a former prison in melipilla, Chile: use of digital technology in a heritage restoration project
Maria Victoria Correa Baeriswyl, Gabriela Torres Palacios, Jorge Atria Lannefranque, Lavinia Chiara Tagliabue, Stefano Rinaldi
Enhancing single-stage excavator activity recognition via knowledge distillation of temporal gradient data
Ali Ghelmani, Amin Hammad
Design of an IoT infrastructure during bridge renovation: a practical experience from mosore project
Stefano Rinaldi, Paolo Ferrari, Alessandra Flammini, Adriano Reggia, Giovanni Plizzari, Giulio Maternini
Towards a digital twin for IAQ monitoring and control in educational facilities through asset management system platform
Daniele Accardo, Silvia Meschini, Marta Boscariol, Lavinia Chiara Tagliabue, Giuseppe Martino Di Giuda
Railway bridge condition assessment based on state-of-the-art reality capture technologies: application to a case study
Rafael Cabral, Rogério Oliveira, Diogo Ribeiro, Ricardo Santos, Miguel Azenha, Anna Rakoczy, José Correia, João Manuel R.S. Tavares



Education, Policy, and Standardisation



T-shaped model design for further education in BIM
Rainer Partl, Sylvester Miya, Franz Hengel, Christian Heschl
Evaluation of level of development in students’ design models in engineering education
Simon Wyke, Søren Munch Lindhard, Kjeld Svidt, Rasmus Lund Jensen
Barriers to digitalization in the Nigerian construction industry
Ayobami Oluwaseun Idowu, Clinton Aigbavboa, Ayodeji Emmanuel Oke
Teaching BIM: a comparison between actual and future perspectives
Caterina Morganti, Ugo Maria Coraglia, Marco Alvise Bragadin, Dominique Rissolo, Emlyn Witt, Kalle Kähkönen
Invigorating AEC education using Minecraft: A case of LiDAR surveying and virtual learning
Fan Xue, Zhe Chen, Jiajia Wang, Isabelle Chan
Towards a digital competency framework for the construction industry
Mark Baldwin, Yiannis Xenidis, Fadi Castronovo, Sunil Suwal, Alexander Denzler, Thomas Heim, Angelo Luigi Camilo Ciribini
Integrated life-cycle orientated teaching of the big-open-BIM method
Tobias Maile, Niels Bartels, Reinhard Wimmer
Digital literacy to develop long-term implementation of digital twins
Peter Nørkjær Gade, Dorthe Holmberg Lauritzen, Michael Andersen, Thomas Kjærgaard, Kjeld Svidt
Supporting the OpenBIM transition
Tim McGinley, Kristoffer Negendahl, Piotr Smolira, Martyna Jakubowska, Ann-Britt Vejlgaard, Jan Karlshøj
Adoption of BIM-related international standards across Europe
Goran Sibenik, Juliana Mizumoto, Frederic Bosche, Pedro Meda, Raido Puust, Arghavan Akbarieh, Marzia Bolpagni
Information systems for construction 4.0: classification of contents for integration and interoperability – case study
Yanh Ribeiro, Jorge Teixeira, Pedro Mêda, Joaquim Moreira, Rui Sousa, Hipólito Sousa
Towards a digitally enabled personalised construction safety training framework for O&M construction projects
James Wakefield, Omar Doukari, Pablo Martinez Rodriguez, Mohamad Kassem
Barriers and pathways to use extended reality in stem classrooms: perspectives of key stakeholders
Wei Wu, Yupeng {Vivien} Luo, Fadi Castronovo, Arlo Liang, Frank Gomez, Sara Kassis, Abraham Wolcott



Energy Modelling & Monitoring



Lighting energy load prediction framework using agent-based simulation and artificial neural network models
Sorena Vosoughkhosravi, Seddigheh Norouziasl, Amirhosein Jafari
Householder readiness for smart, data-driven performance monitoring of homes
Kemi Adeyeye
Residential building energy performance prediction at an urban scale using ensemble machine learning algorithms
Usman Ali, Sobia Bano, Muhammad Haris Shamsi, Divyanshu Sood, Cathal Hoare, James O'Donnell
Increasing the accuracy of low-resolution commercial smart heat meter data and analysing its error
Markus Schaffer, Daniel Leiria, J. Eduardo Vera-Valdés, Anna Marszal-Pomianowska
The RINNO solution: a holistic assessment framework for supporting building renovation projects
Vasileios Sougkakis, Ioannis Mamounakis, Petros Iliadis, Andreas Seitaridis, Evdoxia E. Lithoxoidou, Omar Doukari, Enrico Scoditti, Nikolaos Nikolopoulos, Mohamad Kassem
Normalisation of measured energy consumption to inform both design and operational decisions
Massimiliano Manfren, Giorgia Marenzi, Lavinia Chiara Tagliabue, Giuseppe Martino Di Giuda, Marta Boscariol
Towards developing a carbon trading system for the construction industry: identification of major components
Augustine Senanu Komla Kukah, Xiaohua Jin, Robert Osei-Kyei, Srinath Perera
Artificial dataset generation to enhance the design exploration of residential buildings through data-informed energy load forecasting models
Andrea Giuseppe di Stefano, Gabriele Masera, Matteo Ruta
A multilevel demand response profiling and modeling solution enabled by digital twins integration
Christos Mountzouris, Stylianos Karatzas, Grigorios Protopsaltis, John Gialelis, Athanasios Chassiakos, Niall Byrne, Giovanni Tardioli



Product and Process Modeling



The role of social media in BIM-based projects
Dilan Durmus, Robert Klinc, Žiga Turk
MEP domain object classification through interdomain rule-based semantic enrichment on knowledge graphs
Duygu Utkucu, Rafael Sacks
IFC-based building renovation scenario generator
Stefan Fenz, Julia Bergmayr, Giorgos Giannakis
Direct procurement in local governments and building information modeling (BIM) integration model proposal for local governments
Omer galip Pinar, Huseyin Atilla Dikbas
Procedures to control fire safety performances of buildings in a BIM environment
Massimo Lemma, Martina Tarsi, Alessandro Carbonari, Alberto Giretti, Massimo Vaccarini
A concurrent design paradigm for interdisciplinary design collaboration: insights from focus group study
Siyu Chen, Timson Yeung, Eeva Pilke, Rafael Sacks, Kim Nyberg
Evaluation of deterministic models for the excavator's theoretical productivity estimation in the digging and trenching operations
Amirmasoud Molaei, Marcus Geimer, Antti Kolu
Integrated web-based retrofitting services for onsite process management
Omar Doukari, Philippe Richard, David Greenwood
Exploring a Design for Robotic Construction approach: two case studies matching robot and construction design features
Heyaojing Huang, Cynthia Brosque, Alberto Tono, Ashwin Agrawal, Martin Fischer
Collaborative digital platform for integrated design and production planning and control: a literature review
Jonatan Lindholm, Peter Johansson, Ibrahim Yitmen
Implementation of lean construction in Finland
Davide Coccolini, Marco Alvise Bragadin, Kalle Kähkönen
A proposed systems-centric ontology for a graph-based digital twin
Akhileswar Reddy Yanamala, Ashit Harode, Walid Thabet
A 6D BIM integrated data management system in controlling construction quality throughout project life cycle
Wenjun Gao, Weisheng Lu
Digital Twin systems for building façade elements testing
Calin Boje, Nico Mack, Sylvain Kubicki, Ana López Vidal, Carlos Casado Sánchez, Antoine Dugué, Pascale Brassier
Information needs in digital products passport – discussing data framework and reasonability
Pedro Mêda, Mustapha Munir, Diego Calvetti, Hipólito Sousa
Circular economy in the built environment: a framework for implementing digital product passports with knowledge graphs
Rahel Kebede, Annika Moscati, He Tan, Peter Johansson
Automated supplement of information requirements for tendering data
Martina Mellenthin Filardo, Leon Heiko Wiesner, Jürgen Melzner, Hans-Joachim Bargstädt
Towards integrated digital twins for construction and manufacturing
Irfan Čustović, Ranjith K. Soman, Pieter Pauwels, Daniel M. Hall
Extending - information delivery specification - for linking distributed model checking services
Noemi Christine Kremer, Jakob Beetz
Healthcare process and variable mapping for identifying digitalisation opportunities and building a hospital digital twin
Anandarup Mukherjee, Nicola Moretti, Yin-Chi Chan, Gokcen Yilmaz, Manu Sasidharan, Jorge Merino, Zahrah Rosun, Colin Carr, Duncan McFarlane, Ajith Parlikad
Natural language processing for construction sites management
Alessandra Corneli, Francesco Spegni, Berardo Naticchia, Leonardo Binni, Leonardo Messi
Human-data interaction in incremental digital twin construction
Diego Calvetti, Dimosthenis Kifokeris, Pedro Mêda, Eilif Hjelseth
Applying generative design in industrialized house building? – Prerequisites
Djordje Popovic, Jonatan Lindholm
Impact of BIM on project performance
Xinran Hu, Yunfeng Chen
Lean modular integrated construction manufacturing: operation based production process optimization
Zhongze Yang, Jinfeng Lou, Weisheng Lu
Determining near-optimal modularization solutions considering manufacturing operations in modular construction
Jinfeng Lou, Zhongze Yang, Weisheng Lu
Comparison of current common data environment tools in the construction industry
Klaudia Jaskula, Eleni Papadonikolaki, Dimitrios Rovas
The adoption and effectiveness of mobile applications on South African construction sites
Mogale Ramokgopa, John Smallwood, Chris Allen
The BIM maturity process to the digital twin for lean strategic facility management
Alex Mbabu, Jason Underwood, Mustapha Munir
BPMN 2.0 to redefine Italian design-build procurement in an innovative model-based, open-source approach
Silvia Meschini, Giuseppe Martino Di Giuda, Lavinia Chiara Tagliabue, Mirko Locatelli, Laura Pellegrini
Towards a generalized digital twin definition
Raimar Scherer



Virtual and Augmented Reality



Integrating smart construction objects and augmented reality for onsite assembly of modular construction
Yipeng Pan, Junjie Chen, Yonglin Fu, Weisheng Lu
Attributing responsibility for performance failure on worker-robot trust in construction collaborative tasks
Woei-Chyi Chang, Sophia Marie Ryan, Sogand Hasanzadeh, Behzad Esmaeili
Applying video game design to building digital twin creation
Kris Alexander, J. J. McArthur, Geoffrey Lachapelle, Karim El Mokhtari, Mark Damm
Human–computer interaction for building documentation
Klara Santer, Manav Mahan Singh, Ian F.C. Smith
Digitization and design for social innovation. a co-design model for prison spaces
Giulia Rubiu, Emanuela Quaquero, Barbara Cadeddu
Field knowledge transfer via immersive virtual field trips in architecture, engineering, and construction education
Elnaz Mohammadiyaghini, Yupeng Luo, Wei Wu, Fariborz M Tehrani