ITcon Special Issue

Virtual and Augmented Reality in Design and Construction

editor(s) Dr. John I. Messner, Associate Professor
Department of Architectural Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
summary

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are exciting technologies that offer considerable potential benefits in all stages of the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) process, from initial planning and conceptual design to facility management and operations. VR and AR allow people to visualize and interact with a building or infrastructure design and construction process in the early stages of design, and allow for improved communication and innovation within projects.

We encourage authors to submit papers related to research and development topics focused on the use of VR and AR for the planning, design, construction, and operations of buildings and the built environment. Potential topics may include:

  • Design / Construction visualization using VR or AR
  • Human-computer interaction in virtual environments for design and construction
  • VR standards for AEC visualization (e.g., X3D, VRML)
  • VR in education and training applications
  • Mobile and wearable computing
  • Collaborative, interactive media environments

PUBLISHING FORMAT:

The papers should be structured in a way that clearly defines the background, objectives, methodology and results of the work. Authors are requested to use the ITcon formatting rules for all submissions.

Due to the online delivery, we are also encouraging the submission of corresponding multimedia files in video format or other interactive model formats that will be electrically posted along with the final article (in PDF). These media files will be linked to the papers when they are placed on the website which will provide a more interactive means of communicating your research and can be particularly valuable for work in VR and AR. Please contact the editor to discuss potential formats for additional multimedia content.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE AND CONTACT ADDRESS:

All submissions, including possible VR-demos, and inquiries should be sent by email to the guest editor at jmessner@engr.psu.edu. Do not use the normal ITcon electronic submission system for this special issue.

Papers in this special issue

no. citation
1Messner J (2008).
Editorial - Virtual and augmented reality in design and construction,
ITcon Vol. 13, Special issue Virtual and Augmented Reality in Design and Construction, pg. 519-520, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2008/1
2Shin D, Jung W, Dunston PS (2008).
Camera constraint on multi-range calibration of augmented reality systems for construction sites,
ITcon Vol. 13, Special issue Virtual and Augmented Reality in Design and Construction, pg. 521-535, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2008/2
3Wang X, Gu N, Marchant D (2008).
An empirical case study on designer's perceptions of augmented reality within an architectural firm,
ITcon Vol. 13, Special issue Virtual and Augmented Reality in Design and Construction, pg. 536-552, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2008/3
4Reffat R M, Khaeruzzaman Y, El-Sebakhy E, Raharja I P (2008).
Augmentation of real-time 3D virtual environments for architectual design at the conceptual stage,
ITcon Vol. 13, Special issue Virtual and Augmented Reality in Design and Construction, pg. 553-563, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2008/4
5Timm B W, Kamat V R (2008).
General-purpose construction simulation and visualization tools for modelling and animating urban vehicular traffic operations,
ITcon Vol. 13, Special issue Virtual and Augmented Reality in Design and Construction, pg. 564-577, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2008/5
6Gül L F, Gu N, Williams A (2008).
Virtual worlds as a constructivist learning platform: evaluations of 3D virtual worlds on design teaching and learning,
ITcon Vol. 13, Special issue Virtual and Augmented Reality in Design and Construction, pg. 578-593, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2008/6
7Issa M, Rankin J, Christian J, Pemberton E (2008).
Lessons learned from the use of interactive workspaces for student team design project meetings,
ITcon Vol. 13, Special issue Virtual and Augmented Reality in Design and Construction, pg. 674-690, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2008/7
8Breland J, Fairuz S, Kitchens K (2008).
A study of user perceptions of the relationship between bump-mapped and non-bump-mapped materials, and lighting intensity in a real-time virtual environment.,
ITcon Vol. 13, Special issue Virtual and Augmented Reality in Design and Construction, pg. 594-619, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2008/8
9Dawood N, Sikka S (2008).
Measuring the effectiveness of 4D planning as a valuable communication tool,
ITcon Vol. 13, Special issue Virtual and Augmented Reality in Design and Construction, pg. 620-636, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2008/9
10Lucas J, Thabet W (2008).
Implementation and evaluation of a VR task-based training tool for conveyor belt safety training,
ITcon Vol. 13, Special issue Virtual and Augmented Reality in Design and Construction, pg. 637-659, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2008/10
11Muramoto K, Jemtrud M, Kumar S, Balakrishnan B, Wiley D (2008).
Emerging technologies in a tele-collaborative design studio between the Pennsylvania State University and Carleton University,
ITcon Vol. 13, Special issue Virtual and Augmented Reality in Design and Construction, pg. 660-673, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2008/11
12Breland J, Fairuz S, Kitchens K (2008).
WMV video attachment (1) to the paper \" A study of user perceptions of the relationship between bump-mapped and non-bump-mapped materials, and lighting intensity in a real-time virtual environment.,
ITcon Vol. 13, Special issue Virtual and Augmented Reality in Design and Construction, pg. -, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2008/12
13Breland J, Fairuz S, Kitchens K (2008).
WMV video attachment (2) to the paper \" A study of user perceptions of the relationship between bump-mapped and non-bump-mapped materials, and lighting intensity in a real-time virtual environment.,
ITcon Vol. 13, Special issue Virtual and Augmented Reality in Design and Construction, pg. -, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2008/13