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Exploring the Impact of Various Interactive Displays on Student Learning in Construction Courses

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2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Atlanta, Georgia

Publication Date

June 23, 2013

Start Date

June 23, 2013

End Date

June 26, 2013

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Building a Better Program - Construction Curriculum Enhancements

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Construction

Page Count

11

Page Numbers

23.581.1 - 23.581.11

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https://peer.asee.org/19595

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Samaneh Zolfagharian School of Building Construction, Georgia Institute of Technology

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Samaneh Zolfagharian is a PhD student and graduate research assistant at CONECTech lab, Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on construction education, construction safety, sustainability, utilizing BIM technology, and Interoperability.

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Masoud Gheisari Georgia Institute of Technology

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Masoud Gheisari is a Ph.D. Candidate at the CONECTech Lab in the School of Building Construction at Georgia Tech. He is doing research on establishing the framework for developing next generation technology enhanced solutions to Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Facility Management (AEC+FM) environment problems by incorporating the cognitive processes of the human component of operations. His Ph.D. dissertation is a multidisciplinary topic and focuses on integrating BIM and Mobile Augmented Reality (MAR) to enhance facility management data access through seamless integration of facility information with the physical environment. As a member of ASEE, he is also involved in research projects using innovative technologies such as Augmented Reality and Tangible Interaction for educational purposes.

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Javier Irizarry P.E. School of Building Construction, Georgia Institute of Technology

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Dr. Javier Irizarry is an Assistant Professor in the School of Building Construction at Georgia Tech. He is the Director of the CONECTech Lab which mission is to establish the framework for developing next generation technology enhanced solutions to construction environment problems by incorporating the cognitive processes of the human component of construction operations. Dr. Irizarry’s research interests include technology enhanced construction safety, Human Computer Interaction issues in mobile applications for Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Owner/Operator (AECO) information access, interactive visualization systems for AECO education, Building Information Modeling based Augmented Reality applications for AECO, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle sensing for applications in construction environments. His industry experience includes the planning and construction of multiple types of infrastructure facilities including but not limited to transportation, and parking structures, marine facilities, and residential and commercial structures. Dr. Irizarry is a Licensed Professional Engineer, Certified Green Professional and holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, a Masters in Engineering Management from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico and a PhD in Civil Engineering from Purdue University.

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Pavan Meadati Southern Polytechnic State University

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Abstract

Exploring BIM Impacts on Students Learning in Engineering Courses Using Various Interactive DisplaysAbstractA user-friendly interactive knowledge repository that provides a conducive learning environmentis needed to enhance students’ learning capabilities. Building Information Modeling (BIM), as atool for communicating design intent in the architecture engineering and construction (AEC)industry, facilitates development ofsuch knowledge repositories and fosters conducive learningenvironments. Previous research has explored the use of 3D models in engineering educationapplications. What has not been considered is the use of “Smart Models” to enhance not onlyvisualization but also information access and integration with these models along with how theycan impact student performance. The aim of this paper is to compare different hardware optionsand Human Computer Interaction (HCI) modes, which may positively affect studentperformance when BIM related applications are used in construction education. Based on thefindings, participants preferred touch screen tablet using stylus (TTouch+S mode), as aninteraction mode, rather than touch screen tablet using finger (TTouch+F ) and touch screendesktop computer using finger (DTouch+F). They believed that using this interaction systemhelped them to complete tasks successfully. Thus, it is important to consider that interactivedisplay technologies have the potential to provide faculty with a tool that can improve teachingin construction educationin a more visual and interactive way and greatly enhance theeducational experience of students.Keywords: BIM, Construction education, Interactive displays, HCI.

Zolfagharian, S., & Gheisari, M., & Irizarry, J., & Meadati, P. (2013, June), Exploring the Impact of Various Interactive Displays on Student Learning in Construction Courses Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/19595

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