Proceedings of the 2022 European Conference on Computing in Construction


Identifying user requirements in order to digitally enable the off-site fabrication of steel reinforcement

Käthe-Marie Klehe White, Ioannis Brilakis
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

DOI: 10.35490/EC3.2022.147
Abstract: It is important for the success of any intervention to understand the existing system environment and user requirements. There has been limited study into the user-requirements of steel-fixers in the off-site fabrication of reinforced concrete and steel reinforcement. This work seeks to understand and specify the context in which steel-fixers are working and identify the user-requirements. Steel-fixing video footage was analysed, enabling the production of targeted questions, which were then posed to industry experts at in-person site visits. The user-requirements are categorised into three groups: the users’ safety & comfort, environmental, and task-specific requirements.
Keywords: User-Requirements, Steel-fixing, Mixed Reality

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