Proceedings of the 2021 European Conference on Computing in Construction


Digital communication technologies to support end-users learning for a safe return to school during COVID-19

Sara Comai 1, Silvia Costa 1, Silvia Mastrolembo Ventura 1, Davide Simeone 2, Elisa Bertuzzi 1, Giulia Wally Scurati 3, Lavinia Chiara Tagliabue 1, Giorgio Vassena 1, Francesco Ferrise 3, Angelo Luigi Camillo Ciribini 1
1 Dept. Of Civil, Architectural, environmental Engineering and Mathematics, University of Brescia, 25123 Brescia, Italy
2 Dept. of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, 00184 Roma, Italy
3 Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 20133 Milano, Italy

DOI: 10.35490/EC3.2021.189
Abstract: The paper provides a support in the definition of COVID-19 protocols in order to allow the safe re-opening of an educational building. It also derives a reusable approach extendable to other building typologies. The integrated adoption of multiple simulation oriented technologies is investigated. A case study is considered, where crowd simulation, agent-based simulation and communi-cation tools have been integrated with a hybrid approach. By means of computer games, the adoption of which is within the scope of this paper, end-users can experience school use processes within a virtual environment (1) contributing to the realism of the simulation and (2) obtaining useful information regarding the protocols in force to re-duce COVID-19 risks.
Keywords: Construction tendering, information ontologies, knowledge management, general contractor
Pages: 67 - 74

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