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Session 7 Paper 1, Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, 14-15 April 2016

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BIM is revolutionising the way we design buildings and share design data, but most construction workers’ site duties remain unchanged. In an increasingly BIM-centric industry - with 3D collaborative models and post-occupancy analysis – it is clear that the site based pen and photocopy remain a stumbling block to collaboration. The impact is evidenced in the Performance Gap and the consistency with which projects run over budget and programme. This paper will review how technical co-ordination and realisation stands to benefit from a rethink of communication. This paper will introduce ACCEPT - a multi national research project funded by H2020, as a prospective means to improve knowledge transfer and quality assurance on site through the use of digital technologies such a tablets and smart glasses.