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Proceedings of BSO Conference 2018: Fourth Conference of IBPSA-England


Automatic Building Geometry Creation from Point Clouds for Simulating Industrial Building Energy Use

Tom Lloyd Garwood, Dominic O’Connor, Michael R Oates, Ben Richard Hughes

Abstract: Building Energy Simulation for retrofit can be time consuming due to lack of data and costly site surveys. This research aims to remove bottle necks to this workflow by creating building geometry automatically, of comparable accuracy, from Point Clouds. Previous attempts at automated geometry creation have had varying degrees of success. These haven’t focussed on industrial facilities and Building Information Modelling (BIM) interoperability remains a challenge. A Point Cloud processing technique has been applied to building laser scans resulting in the rapid generation of a file describing the building geometry that can be used for future building energy simulation applications.
Pages: 396 - 401