Mani Golparvar Fard

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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)
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)
Building design is a complex multidisciplinary 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)
Today's industry emphasize greatly on data-driven and data engineering technologies, triggering a tremendous amount of structured and unstructured data across different domains. As a result of which, semantic information is implicitly available in the knowledge base, mainly in the form of data descriptions, and needs to be extracted automatically to better(More)
Non-value adding activities which consume time and/or resources without increasing value, have been considered as main contributors to schedule delays and cost overruns in design and construction projects. While these activities are mainly triggered and proliferated by errors and changes, traditional construction management approaches have not explicitly(More)