Published paper in IAARC 2019

ENCORE published in Published paper in IAARC 2019

The International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC)

  • is the premier global organization dedicated to the advancement of Automation and Robotics in Construction.
  • represents fields of construction including civil and building engineering, machine automation, robotics applications to construction, information technologies, planning, logistics, and more.
  • is a non-profit-making organization and its membership is not just restricted to end-users, manufacturers and researchers, but welcomes participation from other industrial sectors and from government organizations.

The objectives of IAARC are:

  • to encourage, facilitate and promote the coordination of scientific and technical development in Automation and Robotics in Construction (ARC).
  • to facilitate the collection, compilation, publication, exchange and dissemination of scientific ARC data and information.
  • to encourage the execution of fundamental ARC studies, to advance research, laboratory investigations and field tests and to accelerate the use of ARC.
  • to assist the end-user application of Automation and Robotics in the construction industry.

IAARC 2019 was held in Banff, Alberta in Canada between 21-24 May 2019. On behalf of the ENCORE consortium, Berardo Naticchia, Massimiliano Pirani, Andrea Bonci, Alessandro Carbonari attended the Symposium and also published in the Symposium Proceedings.

The paper’s title is “Holonic System for Real-Time Emergency Management in Buildings” and you can read the abstract of it below:

“Emergency management can benefit from advanced information and communication technology (ICT), since it can support officers in charge of emergency management to deal with urgent decision within a really short deadline. Further enhancement can derive from the application of holonic systems, which typically deal with the unexpected. In fact, unexpected events may prevent the application of emergency plans, e. g. evacuation of people outside of a building in fire through a network of pre-determined paths. The holonic emergency management system, proposed in this paper, guarantees the shift to a contingent approach, leveraging the flexibility and adaptability to changing scenarios deriving from the holonic theory. Last but not least, the BIM integration provides all the building’s topological information. Such a technology can exploit general data to automatically detect unconventional ways out and arrange rescue operations in real-time. The developed system has been applied to the fire safety management of a large building in a university campus. The BIM model of the case study has been imported in a game environment where an unconventional pathfinding has been experienced.”

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