Visualization in 4D construction management software: A review of standards and guidelines

Fadi Castronovo, Sanghoon Lee, Dragana Nikolic, John I. Messner

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Abstract

Visualization of construction schedules has much improved through the development of 4D modeling tools that offer an effective method for schedule planning and management. While increasingly used by the construction industry, existing 4D tools are being continually improved. Many new tools are being developed, especially with the increased adoption of building information modeling (BIM). The ability to observe the animated sequence of the construction process and track the construction status of each building component is just one of many possibilities offered by 4D modeling applications. However, as with the proliferation of any new technology, one of the inherent challenges with 4D modeling tools is a lack of agreed-upon visualization standards for representing building elements and tasks. Specifically, each tool typically has its own standards for viewing and navigating the model and schedule. Interviews with AEC professionals and experts provide insights from the end-user perspective of the current visualization methods along with their recommendations. To start addressing some of these challenges, our team reviewed the current status and methods for visualizing construction schedules, building on the research efforts in the domains of information visualization and human-computer interaction. Based on the current experiences and feedback from AEC industry practitioners, a set of visualization guidelines for representing the construction process was developed which supports future efforts in 4D model use and development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputing in Civil and Building Engineering - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering
EditorsR. Raymond Issa, Ian Flood
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages315-322
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780784413616
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering - Orlando, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2014Jun 25 2014

Publication series

NameComputing in Civil and Building Engineering - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering

Other

Other2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period6/23/146/25/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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    Castronovo, F., Lee, S., Nikolic, D., & Messner, J. I. (2014). Visualization in 4D construction management software: A review of standards and guidelines. In R. R. Issa, & I. Flood (Eds.), Computing in Civil and Building Engineering - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (pp. 315-322). (Computing in Civil and Building Engineering - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784413616.040