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State of research in automatic as-built modelling

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Pătrăucean, Viorica 
Armeni, Iro 
Nahangi, Mohammad 
Yeung, Jamie 


Building Information Models (BIMs) are becoming the official standard in the construction industry for encoding, reusing, and exchanging information about structural assets. Automatically generating such representations for existing assets stirs up the interest of various industrial, academic, and governmental parties, as it is expected to have a high economic impact. The purpose of this paper is to provide a general overview of the as-built modelling process, with focus on the geometric modelling side. Relevant works from the Computer Vision, Geometry Processing, and Civil Engineering communities are presented and compared in terms of their potential to lead to automatic as-built modelling.



Building Information Model (BIM), As-built modelling, As-built BIM, As-designed BIM

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Advanced Engineering Informatics

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EPSRC (EP/I019308/1)
EPSRC (EP/K000314/1)
EPSRC (EP/L010917/1)
We acknowledge the support of EPSRC Grant NMZJ/114,DARPA UPSIDE Grant A13–0895-S002, NSF CAREER Grant N. 1054127, European Grant Agreements No. 247586 and 334241. We would also like to thank NSERC Canada, Aecon, and SNC-Lavalin for financially supporting some parts of this research.