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Mixed reality constructs a new frontier for maintaining the built environment

Brilakis, I (2017) Mixed reality constructs a new frontier for maintaining the built environment. PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS-CIVIL ENGINEERING, 170. p. 53. ISSN 0965-089X

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Abstract

Cambridge is partnering with Trimble and Microsoft to enable the federation of physical infrastructure data, such as design, construction and operation data, currently locked in multiple separate archives. The goal is to make them available to architecture, engineering, construction and facility management professionals and academics through advanced Mixed Reality technologies. While we have built many trillions of euros’ worth of physical assets over many centuries, we have done relatively little to create the corresponding digital data repositories needed to support them with integrated geometry, design, construction and operation data. This is natural, as most existing physical assets started their life-cycle well before modern digital data gathering and integration technologies existed. Today, digital data for infrastructure assets is only partially available, rarely up-to-date and almost never integrated into a single platform so that informed decisions can be made at the micro and the macro scale. Information without context is noise. Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology is changing that by delivering a ‘digital copy’ of an asset, able to bring all types of data together and allow their cross-platform exploitation by Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Facility Management (AEC/FM) stakeholders.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div D > Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2021 20:48
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2021 04:28
DOI: 10.1680/jcien.2017.170.2.53