3D Capture Techniques for BIM Enabled LCM

  • Fodil FadliEmail author
  • Hichem Barki
  • Ahmed Shaat
  • Lamine Mahdjoubi
  • Pawel Boguslawski
  • Vadim Zverovich
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 467)


As a special kind of Product Life cyle Management (PLM), Building Life cycle Management (BLM) is a centric activity for facility owners and managers. This fact motivates the adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM) approaches as a way to achieve smart BLM strategies for cost reduction, facility knowledge management, and project synchronization among the different stakeholders. Unfortunately, the current BIM state of the art is tailored towards the management of new projects, while ongoing and completed AEC projects could hugely benefit from BIM integration for better BLM strategies. In this regards, it is absolutely necessary to acquire knowledge about the dynamic facility aspects (crowd movement, as-is updates, etc.). Up-to-date, 3D capture appears to be the only reliable way to cope with such situation. In this paper, we analyze 3D capture techniques, ranging from photogrammetry to 3D scanning, with an emphasis on helping 3D capture practitioners to make critical decisions about the choice of adequate acquisition technologies for a particular application. We discuss 3D capture techniques by exposing their pros and cons, according to several relevant criteria, and synthesize our analysis by developing a set of recommendations to enhance the life expectancy of buildings via the integration of BIM into Life Cycle Management (LCM) of the built environment and its buildings.


Point Cloud Building Information Modeling Sustainability Assessment Terrestrial Laser Scan Life Cycle Management 
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This research/publication was made possible by a National Priority Research Program NPRP award [NPRP-06-1208-2-492] from the Qatar National Research Fund (a member of The Qatar Foundation). The statements made herein are solely the responsibility of the author(s).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fodil Fadli
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hichem Barki
    • 1
  • Ahmed Shaat
    • 2
  • Lamine Mahdjoubi
    • 3
  • Pawel Boguslawski
    • 3
  • Vadim Zverovich
    • 3
  1. 1.Department Of Architecture and Urban Planning, College of EngineeringQatar UniversityDohaQatar
  2. 2.MZ & Partners Architectural and Engineering ConsultancyDohaQatar
  3. 3.Department of Architecture and the Built EnvironmentUniversity of the West of EnglandBristolUK

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