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
  • Scan-to-BIM
  • Scan-vs-BIM
  • Localisation


Frédéric graduated in 2004 with a MSc degree in Construction Engineering and Project Management from the University of Texas, Austin as well as a MEng degree in Engineering from the Ecole Centrale de Lille, France. After a short period of work in the construction industry in France, he then returned to university and obtained a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada in 2008. He then joined the Computer Vision group of ETH Zurich, Switzerland, where he worked for two years on multiple projects with focus on image-based 3D reconstruction for urban and Cultural Heritage modelling (FP7 3D-COFORM and V-City projects). In 2011, Frédéric became a Lecturer within the School of the Eneergy, Geosicence, Infrastructure and Society (EGIS) at Heriot-Watt University where he subsequently became Associate Processor.

Frédéric leads 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.

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 2017

Complexity for Megaprojects in the Energy Sector

Kian Manaesh Rad, E., Sun, M. & Bosché, F. 21 Feb 2017 In : Journal of Management in Engineering.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Analytic hierarchy process
Decision making

A Consistency-checking Consensus-building Method to Assess Complexity of Energy Megaprojects

Kian Manaesh Rad, E., Sun, M. & Bosché, F. 14 Jul 2016 In : Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 226, p. 43-50

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Automatic Surface Flatness Control using Terrestrial Laser Scanning Data and the 2D Continuous Wavelet Transform

Valero, E. & Bosche, F. N. Jul 2016 Proceedings of the 33rd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC).

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

Wavelet transforms

Comparison of 3D Reality Capture Technologies for the Survey of Stone Walls

Valero, E., Forster, A. M., Bosche, F. N., Wilson, L. & Leslie, A. Sep 2016

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Detección de Puertas en Nubes de Puntos 3D con Color para Navegación Autónoma en Interiores

Quintana, B., Prieto, S. A., Adán, A. & Bosche, F. N. 7 Sep 2016

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper


Activities 2009 2017

Lean and Computing in Construction Congress

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

Activity: Participation in conference

Botanics Late: The Future is Now

Bosche, F. N. (Speaker)
6 May 2016

Activity: Participation in Festival or Exhibition

Antonio Adan Oliver

Bosche, F. N. (Host)
1 Feb 201631 Aug 2016

Activity: Hosting an academic visitor

33rd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction

Bosche, F. N. (Member of programme committee)
16 Jul 201621 Jul 2016

Activity: Participation in conference

European Commission (External organisation)

Bosche, F. N. (Member)
Apr 2016

Activity: Membership of peer review panel