Ingleton Wood are now a year into their first Horizon 2020 research project, ‘ACCEPT’ (Assistant for Quality Check during Construction Execution Processes). Ingleton Wood represent a user partner in a consortium of eleven partners situated in seven different countries across Europe working on this project.
The aim of the project is to produce three Apps, which are intended to assist a reduction in the well-documented Performance Gap and improve overall quality and knowledge transfer in construction sites.
- The Co-Op App will run on Smart glasses, providing construction workers with guidance though Augmented Reality.
- A mobile app for use on tablet devices will give Site Managers access to data streams from on-site sensors and intelligent user profiles.
- On a desktop dashboard, Clients and Design Consultants will be able to view live & recorded construction info and can upload, review and amend design data in real-time.
An important part of Ingleton Wood’s role on the project is sharing the knowledge gained through the research activities and the team have been responsible for developing project Dissemination, Exploitation and Piloting Strategies; ensuring that maximum impact is realised from the project.
Over the past fourteen months the R&D team from Ingleton Wood have attended several international plenary meetings and conferences, and have developed a series of breakfast seminars.
Despite the steep learning curve in unfamiliar territory, the team at Ingleton Wood have risen to the occasion, and the project now stands at an exciting stage. Over the next few months we expect to see the first iterations of project prototypes, which will be utilised in our upcoming piloting activities this Spring. Ingleton Wood are responsible for co-ordinating a series of these programmes in 4 countries (UK, Spain, Belgium & Cyprus). These Prototypes will be developed further for use on exciting hardware platforms which the consortium have now settled on, such as the Epson Moverio BT 200 Smart Glasses. We wait with anticipation to see what our talented Technical partners produce!
Over the next six months, attentions will turn to focus closely on these piloting activities, and partners will continue to roll out the international dissemination strategy. We already have two key events programmed into the project timetable, the first of which is an international workshop organised by ACCEPT. Hosted in Malaga, taking place in the Spring, this should set us in good stead for our rapidly approaching Review with the European Commission in June, which will take place in Brussels.
Ingleton Wood continue to grow an international contact base through project involvement, and further reputation within the consortium for leading on important Project issues. We have also developed an enhanced awareness of cutting-edge construction technologies, and we continue to improve our understanding of collaborative working environments.
To find out more about our activities take a look at our project blog or Twitter page, or talk to us about organising a breakfast seminar to discuss our activities in more depth!