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Centre for Digital Built Britain completed its five-year mission and closed its doors at the end of September 2022

This website remains as a legacy of the achievements of our five-year foundational journey towards a digital built Britain

Project background

ML technology has enabled a revolutionary leap in many digital economies generating growth in activity and business mainly for the ITC sector. Part of the growth is generated through sharing of IP, knowledge, tools and datasets. We want to adopt this approach for the digital construction sector. ConTag will provide visual and 3D training dataset and pre-trained deep neural networks (NN) to benchmark against. We expect this shared and open datasets to kick-start further ML developments in both academia and industry. It is intended as a seed point for collaborative research. The application area we are targeting is visual tagging of assets in the construction sector from digital imagery. For ML and visual tagging to be useful in the construction sector categories need to much more specific and fit for purpose in the real-world construction scenario. 


The first dataset is a collection of fire safety equipment typically found in indoor environments. The dataset contains the classified images, per-pixel label images and bounding box data for object detection. The second dataset is a synthetic 3D point cloud of an outdoor urban street scenario. The dataset contains the point cloud data and per-point label data. 




Jan Boehm


Open ML Training Data For Visual Tagging Of Construction-specific Objects (ConTag)


Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning