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Enhancing Interactions in Augmented Reality for Construction Sites: Introducing the Archi Ontology

  • Karim Farghaly
  • Khalid Amin
  • Grant Mills
  • Duncan Wilson

Augmented reality (AR) systems offer new possibilities for enhancing how people interact with information and their environment in the construction sector. However, traditional software-driven approaches to AR system design have limitations in creating intuitive user experiences. This research presents a new user-centric framework and ontology for BIM-AR system development focused on human needs and perspectives. The BIM-AR Framework consists of a 5-step circular hybrid process with the user at the center. To enable knowledge sharing, the Augmented Reality Computer-Human Interaction (ARCHI) ontology was developed using Protégé based on established design principles. Initial validation indicates the framework's potential for improved AR system design, but further expert review and case studies are needed. The ontology also requires additional refinement and linkage to open data. This pioneering research lays the groundwork for next-generation AR systems that emphasize usability by taking a human-focused approach. With rigorous validation and evolution, the framework and ontology could transform AR technology development to create more purpose-driven and adopted solutions. This research represents a paradigm shift to user-centric AR system design that has significant potential to improve how augmented reality enhances construction project management

  • Keywords:
  • Augmented Reality,
  • Building Information Modeling,
  • BIM,
  • Linked Data,
  • Ontology,
  • Human Computer Interaction,
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Karim Farghaly

University College London, United Kingdom - ORCID: 0000-0003-0717-7434

Khalid Amin

University College London, United Kingdom - ORCID: 0000-0002-9705-5280

Grant Mills

University College London, United Kingdom - ORCID: 0000-0002-3792-7227

Duncan Wilson

University College London, United Kingdom - ORCID: 0000-0001-6041-8044

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Chapter Title

Enhancing Interactions in Augmented Reality for Construction Sites: Introducing the Archi Ontology

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Karim Farghaly, Khalid Amin, Grant Mills, Duncan Wilson

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10.36253/979-12-215-0289-3.84

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2023

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CONVR 2023 - Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality

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Managing the Digital Transformation of Construction Industry

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Pietro Capone, Vito Getuli, Farzad Pour Rahimian, Nashwan Dawood, Alessandro Bruttini, Tommaso Sorbi

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2023

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Firenze University Press

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