Title ARCW – Health and safety procedures for curtain walls with the use of Augmented Reality Technology
Project Number 2013-1-PL1-LEO05-37525
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The Project dealt with Health & Safety during curtain walls assembly at construction site. Since accident rate of such works is alarmingly high, ensuring safety while working at heights is crucial. This project implemented proper quality and safety of works during assembly of curtain walls. The project used modern training materials with the use of Augmented Reality technology(AR).
The Project was dealing with Health & Safety during work at construction site. Modern IT technologies included in BIM system were used to achieve the highest standards. Since accident rate of such works is alarmingly high, ensuring safety while working at heights is crucial. This project implement proper quality and safety of works during assembly of curtain walls. It was achieved by modern training materials with the use of Augmented Reality (AR).
AR is the term to define a direct or indirect view of the psychical environment in the real world, which elements combine with virtual elements in order to create a mixed reality in real time. AR enable precise conduction of activities preformed by workers in an efficient manner, ensuring the safety of work at the same time.
Special emphasis was placed on the use of appropriate assembly technology and ensuring maximum safety during execution of elevation works. Results of the project will be used by SMEs, during training of employees, and by faculties of civil engineering and architecture during training and courses for future construction employees.
Consortium responsible for the project had a vast experience in the field of implementing European projects, including Leonardo da Vinci. It consisted of: Polish Association of Building Managers,Warsaw University of Technology,Technische Universität Darmstadt,Universitat de València,Fundación Laboral de la Construcción and Elajko-Al - company with broad knowledge and experience on curtain walls works.
PABM is a member of AEEBC and therefore had unique opportunity to disseminate results of the project through 15 organisations, from across the Europe. Universities which were partners of the project will be using project’s outcomes to teach future and present construction employees. The project will help to increase responsibility and awareness.
Products of the project and all activities related to it will contribute to decreasing number of fatal accidents on construction sites caused by falling from a height. The European Directive 2001/45/EC, oblige to take appropriate measures to improve safety and health at work. Falls from height are the most common causes of serious accidents, often fatal, not only in Poland but throughout Europe. The implementation of the Directive is particularly important for facade works which were main subject of the project.
The project consisted of few phases:
-analysis of different kinds of curtain walls and selection of the most appropriate ones to implement the training system based on AR.
-identification of basic skills related to curtain walls assembly.
-development of the software to establish the training design based on AR and the necessary hardware for its implementation.
-carrying out a training pilot with curtain walls fitters in which the system will be tested and, on the basis of evaluation previously established, the improvement in the performance of the fitters will be assessed.
Results of the project can be used by SMEs, during training of employees, and by faculties of civil engineering and architecture during training and courses for future construction employees.
Open and distance learning
Recognition, transparency, certification
open and distance learning
program or curricula
Products of project:
-Report on curtain wall technology;
-Manual on health and safety, and procedures of curtain wall assembly;
-Augmented Reality software for curtain walls assembly (selcted procedures);