A Hybrid Photogrammetric/Tacheometric Device for Measuring Planar Building Facades

This project aims to produce a prototype low-cost device and accompanying software for taking many measurements of buildings quickly and easily. It is anticipated to have accuracy similar to an expensive surveying tool, but with less possibility of being thrown out of alignment in such a way that it will produce inaccurate measurements. It should also be a fraction of the cost. This device will help make it possible to manufacture energy-efficiency retrofits for buildings in a factory, meaning that they will be cheaper and have less impact on the building’s inhabitants. These kinds of retrofits are likely to be important in the future as climate-change mitigation efforts like carbon-pricing come into effect.

Logan Gilmour
Faculty Supervisor: 
Eleni Stroulia
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