PRE Results Report
Result- Workpackage

Blending Built Environment Information Flows

Taking charge of built environment information across the scales involved is hard but doable, and definitely worth the effort. Combining information into multidisciplinary urban scale models enables designers, planners, decisions makers and everyone else concerned to better share an understanding about the environment and to work together towards more sustainable solutions in more meaningful ways.... [Read More]

Efficient Inter-participant Communication with Virtual Models

Efficient communication is a requisite for successful projects. Through visual communication during design review meetings we detected that participants had better change to contribute decision making. Virtual applications enable partners of varied backgrounds understand content and give their best to developing sustainable and usable living environments.... [Read More]

Enhancing BIM for Better Customer Orientation with Social Perspective

A new emergent era of information technology applications, social media, is reforming the way people communicate and share ideas. Social applications are efficient channel to support formal business process collaboration with the import of tacit and unstructured knowledge. Many industry examples in this paper have already demonstrated that social networking extends use of the traditional data with... [Read More]

Mapping Land Use Management at Scale

Mapping the Finnish land use management system has revealed that the building blocks for a spatial data infrastructure with nearly lossless, cumulative and future proof information capture capabilities are already in place. In the short term utilizing that infrastructure will help in reducing wasted effort and enabling informed decision making. In future this will lead to more reliable managing of... [Read More]

Mobile Augmented Reality

Mobile Augmented Reality was employed in three different cases for visualizing land use plans for city officials and residents. Users felt that AR visualization helped them in the decision making and understanding 3D plans. This pioneering work has lead also to commercial projects and products. ... [Read More]

Procedural Modeling in Land Use Planning

Recent software developments allow the technology of procedural modeling to be adopted in problem domains dealing with urbanism. The technology has enabled the creation of a production tool especially suitable for early stage land use planning. The produced tool has been used for probing the land use potentials of extensive areas and analyzing the impacts on the cityscape.... [Read More]