The application of visualization for construction emission monitoring

Reza Shiftehfar, Mani Golparvar-Fard, Feniosky Peña-Mora, Karrie G. Karahalios, Zeeshan Aziz

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Abstract

Excessive amount of human-made Green House Gas (GHG) emission in recent years has caused a major global warming problem; yet in the past two decades or so, their adversarial effects are better sensed and reported. The construction industry and its related activities are major producers of these emissions. Despite their contribution, there have been minimal efforts in effective and proactive sensing and visualization of these emissions. This paper presents a system for visualization of GHG emissions from construction equipments during the construction phase and its application in a real-life case study. A metamorphic representation of trees is used to further demonstrate the required number of trees to neutralize released GHG emissions. To that extent, a system for visualization of construction emission is implemented, and the perceived benefits and further developments are discussed. The paper concludes that visualization can be used as an effective tool to assist stakeholders and managers in monitoring and controlling the environmental impacts of construction activities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2010
Subtitle of host publicationInnovation for Reshaping Construction Practice - Proceedings of the 2010 Construction Research Congress
Pages1396-1405
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 10 2010
EventConstruction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice - Banff, AB, Canada
Duration: May 8 2010May 10 2010

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice - Proceedings of the 2010 Construction Research Congress

Other

OtherConstruction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice
CountryCanada
CityBanff, AB
Period5/8/105/10/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Building and Construction

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