Mani Golparvar Fard

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Rapid energy modeling is a streamlined process to capture, model, and analyze building energy performance. Timely assessment of existing building energy performance helps owners and facility managers to identify potential areas for better retrofit, and meet environmental and economic goals. Despite the increasing attention to building energy performance,(More)
This paper proposes an automated method for monitoring changes of 3D building elements using unordered photo collections as well as Building Information Models (BIM) that pertain information about geometry and relationships of elements. This task is particularly challenging as existing construction photographs are taken under different lighting and(More)
Building design is a complex multi-disciplinary process that requires extensive collaboration to develop a coordinated design that satisfies the functional, aesthetic, and economic requirements of the owner. Recently, 3D design tools are gaining acceptance and providing significant benefits to the design coordination process. However, it remains unclear as(More)
Our goal is to recognize material categories using images and geometry information. In many applications, such as construction management, coarse geometry information is available. We investigate how 3D geometry (surface normals, camera intrinsic and extrinsic parameters) can be used with 2D features (texture and color) to improve material classification.(More)
Determining what physical activity the user is performing using mobile devices is an elusive task even though consumer off the shelf (COTS) mobile devices carried by most users contain a vast array of physical sensors. When conducting work improvement studies, construction crew members are typically observed by eye to record information about the physical(More)