Eliminate the gaps in quality and energy-performance between design and realization of energy-efficient buildings based on prefabricated components


INSITER aims to eliminate the gaps in quality and energy-performance between design and realization of energy-efficient buildings based on prefabricated components.

A new methodology appears for self-instruction and self-inspection by construction workers, subcontractors, component suppliers and other stakeholders during on-site working processes, supported by a coherent set of hardware and software tools.

CARTIF is providing the equipment and the technniques to meet not only the combination of 2D and 3D information, but also blending these  information´s with 3D spatial positioning systems for indoor/outdoor alignment & referencing (using geometrical, fiducial, GPS, IPS data) or just to be included into GIS environments. Th connection to AR/VR applications is also envisaged.


  • Fully leveraging the energy efficiency potentials of buildings based on prefab components, from desing to construction, refurbishment nd maintenance.
  • Scaling-up the use of BIM for standardized inspection and commissioning protocols, involving all actors in the value-chain.


  • Enhancing the functionalitites and capabilities of measurement and diagnostic instruments (like portable 3D laser scanners, thermal imaging cameras, acoustic and vibration detectors, real-time sensors) by means of a smart API and data integration with a cloud-based BIM.
  • Supporting accurate and comprehensive VR and AR on Geospatial Information, Global and Indoor Positioning Systems (GIS,GPS,IPS)

Expected Results

Intuitive and cost-effective AR that connects the virtual model and the physical building in real time for self-instruction and self-inspection of construction workers, subcontractors, component suppliers and other stakeholders during on-site working processes.

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  • DEMO Consultants
  • AICE Consulting
  • Ipostudio
  • DWA
  • Hochtief
  • ISSO
  • Universitá Politecnica delle Marche
  • Dragados
  • Siemens 
  • 3L
  • RDF
  • Fraunhofer


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No. 636063

Total Budget: 5.999.885€
Duration: December 2014 – March 2019

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Dr. Pedro Martín Lerones

Heritage Area Manager


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