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Designing Safe Complex Environments - Dr Thomas Stone
This project investigated the principles of universal design applied to the built environment and specifically with reference to people with impairment. The validity of using VR as a test method was assessed by reviewing the neuroscientific justification and the new field of neuroarchitecture. Finally, examples of how VR is applied to the treatment and understanding of balance disorders were reviewed.
Located in Research Programme / 2018 Mini-Projects
The Edge: a case study and template for BIM 2 - Dr. Michael Ramage
This project developed The Edge as a case study for CDBB, not only for the sake of information on the building alone, but also to use it as a template to build the “standard case study template.” When we consider other buildings, we can understand them through comparable qualitative and quantitative metrics developed from the most complete example in existence today. Developing the future of the digital built environment will require intensive study of a number of exemplars.
Located in Research Programme / 2018 Mini-Projects
Urban Planning and BIM - Prof P Allmendinger
The project aims to understand the extent to which the UK planning system is engaging with BIM at different spatial scales (e.g., individual building, development scheme, city, region). It explores how the planning system could better help deliver BIM, and inform local and national policy settings and actors about the role of urban planning vehicle for BIM.
Located in Research Programme / 2018 Mini-Projects
Adaptive Design of Supported Excavations - Dr Giovanna Biscontin
This project aims to fully document and make available the automated back analysis tool developed by Ms Jin to support commercial implementation, as well as investigate barriers to the adoption of data-driven adaptive design in practice through a targeted workshop. It will also provide guidance on future research developments needed to promote data-driven design in practice; promote provisions on adaptive design to be included in standards and guidance documents.
Located in Research Programme / 2018 Mini-Projects
The Uptake of Digital Tools, Standards and Processes in Innovation in the UK House Building Industry: opportunities and barriers to adoption - Dr Gemma Burgess
The aim of the study was to explore the current use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the UK house building industry and the benefits BIM offers, and to consider the opportunities and barriers to its wider uptake. The study shows that the potential benefits from the adoption of BIM have been recognised within the industry, but that take up has been slow and prohibited by several factors.
Located in Research Programme / 2018 Mini-Projects
Future Cities and BIM - Dr Franziska Sielker
This project seeks to address the question of how European cities are adapting to BIM, and what awareness there is of BIM in future city thinking and strategies, particularly around Smart Cities. It will also look at what tools and policies are being used to take forward BIM in city development and thinking. In addition it will consider what the drivers of BIM are, and what issues are being addressed through BIM, as well as what the barriers are to BIM in future city thinking, and what the experiences of BIM are and what research, evaluation and policy exists.
Located in Research Programme / 2018 Mini-Projects
Autonomous Image Recapture - Dr Michael Ramage
This research project has used advanced image processing and computer vision techniques to recreate geospatial viewpoints of some historic, 17th century David Loggan line drawings of Cambridge Colleges. Subsequent drone flights then captured current images of the colleges from these same viewpoints.
Located in Research Programme / 2018 Mini-Projects
Machine Learning and AI in the Built Environment - Dr Thies Lindenthal
This project improved the foundations for applying tried-and-tested machine learning (ML) approaches to the built environment. This mini project reduced the cost of creating and deploying ML systems by creating versatile and extendable API’s, data management infrastructure and mobile apps. A future version of the API’s might be commercialised in areas like mortgage origination, insurance claim processing or property tax (non-UK, though) estimation.
Located in Research Programme / 2018 Mini-Projects
Exploiting traffic data to improve asset management and citizen quality of life - Dr Ajith Kumar Parlikad
This project builds on a tool developed by two Cambridge PhD students (cited below), that allows for the generation of high resolution geographical data heat maps. One can use these heat maps to solve optimisation problems relevant to the common citizen's everyday life.
Located in Research Programme / 2018 Mini-Projects
Ancillary Sensing for Building Information Modelling: Current Practice and Future Research - Dr Mohamed Zaki
Ancillary sensing in the context of BIM concerns drawing new sources of useful information into common data environments used in the design, creation and management of the built environment physical assets. The field is ripe for disruption. The goal of this project is to develop two separate current practice, policy and future research frameworks under the umbrella theme of ancillary sensing for BIM. The basis for this will be two separate scientific literature reviews, conducted manually by and in consultation with subject matter experts, and supported by automated analysis of scientific database resources (e.g. Thomson Reuters Web of Science), culminating in the development of thought-leading managerial frameworks.
Located in Research Programme / 2018 Mini-Projects