Periodical construction progress reports are essential in project evaluation and review. They impact stakeholder communication, transparency, and trust. While conventional pictures and videos (Captured Data) are currently the norm in supporting progress reporting, their use is not always efficient. As a result, 360-degree photography can now be integrated into progress reports using commercial products. However, there is a shortage of academic studies that actually assess the effectiveness of such tools. The goal of this research is to develop and test a user-friendly framework for progress reporting that integrates 360-degree photography.
The research started by collecting information from construction experts to determine the used methods of progress reporting and the level of utilization of 360-degree photography in the MENA region. Then, an innovative framework that integrates 360-degree photography was developed. To evaluate the effectiveness of the developed framework, a 3-month pilot study was conducted where the developed framework was utilized in three ongoing construction projects in Egypt.
After a thorough analysis of meeting, correspondence, and interview transcripts before, during, and after using the technology; the results indicate that the proper use of 360-degree photography in progress reports has a positive impact on the overall coordination, transparency, trust, and responsibility division between the project parties. The obstacles of utilizing such framework and recommendations on how to overcome them were also discussed so that future researchers can further improve the process of progress reporting.
School of Sciences and Engineering
Construction Engineering Department
MS in Construction Engineering
Committee Member 1
Committee Member 2
Ossama El Husseiny
Committee Member 3
Ahmed El Gendy
Institutional Review Board (IRB) Approval
Approval has been obtained for this item
(2023).Smart 360-Degree Photography for Enhancing Construction Progress Reporting [Master's Thesis, the American University in Cairo]. AUC Knowledge Fountain.
Bahakim, Ahmed. Smart 360-Degree Photography for Enhancing Construction Progress Reporting. 2023. American University in Cairo, Master's Thesis. AUC Knowledge Fountain.