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Visual inspection and human judgement form the cornerstone of daily operations and maintenance (O&M) services activities carried out by facility managers nowadays. Recent advances in technologies such as building information modelling (BIM), distributed sensor networks, augmented reality (AR) technologies and digital twins present an immense opportunity to radically improve the way daily O&M is conducted. This paper describes the development of an AR-supported automated environmental anomaly detection and fault isolation method to assist facility managers in addressing problems that affect building occupants' thermal comfort.



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Xie, X., Lu, Q., Rodenas-Herraiz, D., Parlikad, A., & Schooling, J. (2020). Visualised inspection system for monitoring environmental anomalies during daily operation and maintenance. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management