Personal profile

Research interests

  • BIM
  • Reality Capture (2D/3D/4D/5D Data acquisition)
  • Visualization (VR, AR, HR)
  • Construction Project Management
  • Construction Engineering
  • Construction industrialization (MMC)
  • Cultural heritage conservation
  • As-built/ As-si dimensional control
  • Infrastructure surveying
  • Scan-to-BIM
  • Scan-vs-BIM
  • Localisation


Dr. Frédéric Bosché is Associate Professor in the Institute for Sustainable Building Design at Heriot-Watt University, and conducts his research as leader of the CyberBuild Lab ( with which he's already delivered research projects of value of approx. £1.5m, received international research and innovation awards, published numerous peer-reviewed papers, received professional and public media coverage, and participated in numerous public engagement events. Dr. Bosché’s research focuses on the application of novel technologies in the AEC sector, with specific contributions (including more than 50 publications) to the automatic extraction of valuable information from 3D point cloud data for Scan-to-BIM and Scan-vs-BIM, applications, the development of novel immersive Virtual and Mixed Reality systems for training and data exploitation; and the use of wireless sensor networks for enhancing health & safety.

Dr Bosché is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Automation in Construction, and sits on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC).

External positions

Executif Committee Member, International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction

2016 → …


  • TH Building construction
  • BIM
  • Reality Capture
  • Visualisation
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Engineering
  • Scan-vs-BIM
  • Scan-to-BIM
  • Virtual Reality
  • Augmented Reality
  • Hybrid Reality
  • HD28 Management. Industrial Management
  • Construction

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Research Output 2003 2018

4-Plane Congruent Sets for Automatic Registration of As-is 3D Point Clouds with 3D BIM models

Bueno, M., Bosché, F., Gonzalez-Jorge, H., Martinez-Sanchez, J. & Arias, P. May 2018 In : Automation in Construction. 89, p. 120-134 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Door detection in 3D coloured point clouds of indoor environments

Quintana, B., Prieto, S. A., Adán, A. & Bosché, F. Jan 2018 In : Automation in Construction. 85, p. 146-166 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


High Level-of-Detail BIM and Machine Learning for Automated Masonry Wall Defect Surveying

Valero, E., Forster, A. M., Bosché, F. N., Renier, C., Hyslop, E. & Wilson, L. 20 Feb 2018 (Accepted/In press)

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Learning systems

Historic Digital Survey: Reality Capture and Automatic Data Processing for the Interpretation and Analysis of Historic Architectural Rubble Masonry

Valero, E., Bosché, F. N., Forster, A. M. & Hyslop, E. 17 Apr 2018 (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

repair and maintenance

Scan-to-BIM for ‘secondary’ building components

Adán, A., Quintana, B., Prieto, S. A. & Bosché, F. N. 16 May 2018 In : Advanced Engineering Informatics. 37, p. 119–138

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


ASCE Outstanding Reviewer

Frédéric Nicolas Bosché (Recipient), Mar 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

ASCE Outstanding Reviewer 2013

Frédéric Nicolas Bosché (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Civil engineering

Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing

Frédéric Nicolas Bosché (Recipient), Mar 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2009 2017

Lean and Computing in Construction Congress

Bosché, F. N. (Chair)
16 Jul 201721 Jul 2017

Activity: Participation in conference

Construction Research Congress (Event)

Bosché, F. N. (Peer reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review

Edinburgh International Science Festival

Bosché, F. N. (Invited speaker), Hassan, M. (Invited speaker), Ludovico Carozza (Invited speaker), Mohamed Samir Abdel - Wahab (Invited speaker)
7 Apr 2017

Activity: Participation in Festival or Exhibition

Press / Media

Pioneering automation in digital surveys

Frédéric Nicolas Bosché, Alan Mark Forster & Enrique Valero


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Digital Technology Helps Cultural Heritage Manage the impact o f Climate Change

Frédéric Nicolas Bosché, Alan Mark Forster, Enrique Valero, Lyn Wilson, Alick Leslie & Ewan Hyslop


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research

CIOB Innovation Event: Visions of the future

Frédéric Nicolas Bosché


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research