Digital Construction: Reality Capture, Automated Inspection, and Integration to BIM


ISPRS ICWG II/Ib aims to address challenges in digital construction through the application of spatial technologies. To this purpose, the WG aims to promote developing new approaches and strategies in the context of digital construction for spatial data acquisition and reality capture (e.g., various sensors, algorithms, and technologies such as drones, robotic platforms, SLAM algorithms, positioning, imaging, and laser scanning), Data processing and 3D modeling (e.g., automated registration, assembly, scan-to-BIM, change detection, object localization, detection and tracking), and specific applications in construction engineering (e.g., automated inspection, digital twins, additive manufacturing in construction, progress monitoring, and safety hazard identification).                                         

These interdisciplinary topics will be elaborated in close collaboration with researchers and industry experts in photogrammetry, sensor systems, surveying engineering, computer vision, robotics and AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) sector. To this end, joint events and scientific communications with relevant communities like IAARC, FIG will be organized.


Working Group Officers


Mehdi Maboudi, ChairMehdi Maboudi
Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry
TU Braunschweig
Bienroder Weg 81
38106 Braunschweig
+49 531-39194570



Yelda Turkan, Co-ChairYelda Turkan
Civil & Construction Engineering
Oregon State University
101 Kearney Hall
1491 Campus Way
Corvallis, Oregon 97331
+1 541 737 2631



Kourosh Khoshelham, Co-ChairKourosh Khoshelham
Infrastructure Engineering
The University of Melbourne
Level 6
700 Swanston St
Carlton, Vic 3053
+61 3 8344 4050



Jónatas Valença, SecretaryJónatas Valença
Instituto Superior Técnico
DECivil fab. 2.59
University of Lisbon
Av. Rovisco Pais 3
1049-001 Lisboa
+351 218 418 259



Markus Gerke, AdvisorMarkus Gerke
Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry
TU Braunschweig
Bienroder Weg 81
38106 Braunschweig
+49 531-39194570


Maarten Bassier, AdvisorMaarten Bassier
Geomatics research group
Department of Civil Engineering, KU Leuven
Technology Campus Ghent
Gebroeders De Smetstraat 1
9000 Gent
+32 478 64 91 73


Advisor until 2023
Uwe Stilla, Advisor until 2023Uwe Stilla
TU Munich
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Munich


Terms of Reference

  • Tackling opportunities and challenges that digital construction and various 3D printing methods (contour crafting, shotcrete, particle-bed, etc.) bring to the current data capturing and inspection methodologies
  • Analysis and selection of sensors and systems for the purpose of reality capture and automated inspection in digital construction (from component to building scale)
  • Progress monitoring of large construction projects (buildings, bridges, etc.)
  • Data exchange between inspection systems and BIM/FIM
  • Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality in digital construction
  • As-built vs. as-designed and evaluation of geometric conformity in 3D printing (co-registration, inspection metrics, etc.)
  • Computer vision in digital construction: Co-registration, detection, localization, and tracking of the moving robots and sensors
  • Automated risk assessment and safety hazard identification
  • Increasing automation (IoT, Industry 4.0, etc.) and remote inspection


Credit: ITE TU Braunschweig

Credit: Precisionhawk

Credit: Braun Et Al 2019

Credit: ITE IGP TU Braunschweig

Credit: Maboudi Et Al 2020

Credit: University Of Melbourne


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Our Contact

Leibniz University Hannover
Institute of Photogrammetry and GeoInformation
Nienburger Str. 1
D-30167 Hannover