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Kolli, T., Heikkilä, R., Röning, J., Sipilä, T., Erho, J., Hyyryläinen, M., Lammassaari, P. (2018) Development of the Education of Open Infra BIM Based Construction Automation, 791-797, 2018. doi:10.22260/ISARC2018/0110

Development of the education of open infra BIM based construction automation

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Author: Kolli, Tanja1; Heikkilä, Rauno1; Röning, Juha2;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Mechanical Engineering, P.O Box 4200, FI-90014 University of Oulu, Finland
2University of Oulu, Computer Science and Engineering, P.O Box 8000 , FI-90014 University of Oulu, Finland
3Oulu University of Applied Sciences, P.O Box 222, FI-90101 Oulu, Finland
4Oulu Vocational College, Asemakyläntie 5, 90840 Haukipudas, Finland
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Language: English
Published: International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction, 2018
Publish Date: 2019-04-12


This paper presents the results of the practical learning experience when combine three different school level students to learn open infrastructure building information modelling (infra BIM) and automation during OuluZone workshop week. Students started to build Speedway track in OuluZone test centre with one-week resources with the help of experts from industry and teachers. In addition, for students, ten different tricks were designed to present the tasks of the responsible person on the construction site. The idea of tricks was to teach students how these experts are using open infra BIM construction automation in their work. Infrakit, which is open infra BIM cloud service, was used to connect automation systems together. Based on the one-week workshop experience including questionnaire study answers and the results of pre-test and exam for students, it can be concluded that this type of practical learning is an effective way to teach open infra BIM based automation to students.

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Series: ISARC proceedings
ISSN: 2413-5844
ISSN-E: 2413-5844
ISSN-L: 2413-5844
Pages: 791 - 797
DOI: 10.22260/ISARC2018/0110
Host publication: Proceedings of the 35th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2018, July 20-25 2018, Berlin, Germany
Conference: International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This OuluZone+ project was financed by European Regional Development Fund (A71660).
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