BIM-enabled collaborative scaffolding scoping and design

Jun Wang, Hung-lin Chi, Chongyi Liu, Xiangyu Wang

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� Springer International Publishing AG 2016. Scaffolding management is critical to construction industries across the oil and gas, building, and infrastructure sectors, where static and ineffective design and planning can lead to low productivity and cost issues. In addition, the requirement analysis of scaffolding scoping seriously relies on the quality of the communication between scaffolding supervisors and owners. To avoid unnecessary disputations, the aim of this research is to develop a Collaborative Scaffolding Scoping and Design Platform (CSSDP) to facilitate the communication among different trades, and engage their expertise to comment, review and improve the design scheme from the end-user perspective. The proposed CSSDP includes three main modules: mobile application, cloud server and management dashboard. In addition, four styles of comments will be embedded into the mobile application, namely, text, voice, image-based sketching, and Building Information Modelling (BIM) model-based sketching. The implementation and evaluation of the user interface and commenting functions have been finished, and the prototype of the application is integrated into the proposed CSSDP. The outcomes of internal workshops conducted through industrial partners show positive responses and further investigations for experimental adaption are expected in the near future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering - 13th International Conference, CDVE 2016, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783319467702
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering, CDVE 2016 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 24 Oct 201627 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9929 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference13th International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering, CDVE 2016


  • Building information modelling
  • Mobile application
  • Requirement analysis
  • Scaffolding scoping and planning
  • User interface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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