2017 Lean and Computing in Construction Congress (LC3)

Guest Contributor: Julia Ratajczak The 2017 Lean and Computing in Construction Congress (LC3) was held in Heraklion, Crete, Greece over July 4-12, 2017.  It represented a unique congress that provided exceptional value for academic researchers and industry practitioners. LC3 was a special, one-of-a-kind event, whose value proposition for researchers and industry stemmed from the integration Read More…

Plenary Meeting in Nicosia

Guest Contributor: George Georgiou, Epitessera Architects The consortium met last month in Nicosia, Cyprus for the last plenary of the project. As we are approaching the end of the project, the focus has been on testing the developed prototypes and prepare for the final review in Brussels. Apart from the interesting discussions in the meeting Read More…

How can we generate useful Technical requirements for developers?

Undeniably, the construction sector has many technological challenges to be achieved in the coming years.  The partial implementation of many technologies (Building Information Modelling (BIM), Augmented Reality (AR) and 3D printing, for example) indicates something is happening in the sector and many of these new technologies are being well received by the companies, managers and Read More…

Lenovo Review Blog

In our previous post, we announced the exciting new hardware ACCEPT has acquired as part of project development, and after a couple of weeks with the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro we are keen to share our experiences. On discovering Google’s Tango platform was to become available on a commercially available smartphone for the first time, Read More…

Tango Lessons

No, not the dance… Tango is an innovative platform under development and authorship by the ubiquitous technology company Google.  Pioneering the use of computer vision in mobile devices, this technology is a sure-fire gamechanger in both hardware and software development spheres. With the use of custom hardware in the form of an array of cameras and sensors, Read More…

ACCEPT has been Tango-ed!

No,  we haven’t had a blast from the past with some orange flavoured fizzy drink… ACCEPT has followed Google’s Tango Project with great interest since its inception in 2014. The augmented reality platform aims to move beyond existing GPS technology to enable mobile platforms to directly detect their position relative to objects around them. The Read More…

ACCEPT at Brussels, the European Commission, and for the First Time… in the Field!

As October draws to a close, the consortium is able to reflect on what has marked an extremely busy period for the project. Notably, as during this period the consortium had its first review with the European Commission, coupling this with the fifth project plenary meeting; kindly hosted by Entreprises Jacques Delens s.a. This time the meeting place Read More…

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality – Present, Future, and Differences

Contribution Article Author: Javier Sánchez – Multimedia Engineer at AnswareTech, S.L. –http://www.answare-tech.com/ Nowadays we are living in an era of digital transformation in which many efforts from different sources are slowly changing the way we communicate with machines. A lot of time has passed since those old green monitors to control our computers were replaced with Read More…

ACCEPT’s Strategic SiMaApp Satellite

One of the key findings from project involvement to date has been that there really is no substitute for working face-to-face in collaboration with our fellow consortium partners. As illustrated by our plenary meetings, these sessions are where the consortium has been at its most creative; sparking innovative ideas and stimulating project advancement. As we are Read More…