BIM on Building site
Building Information Modelling (BIM) allows making elaborate, information-rich models of building designs. However, there is no easy way yet to couple these models to what is actually happening on-site, during a construction. The BoB project aims to create a 2-way link between BIM models and the actual building, improving building efficiency and avoiding costly errors
The advent of Building Information Modelling (BIM) propelled the construction industry towards more digitization, a much-anticipated leap.
BIM includes a process of information management, collaboration, and digital delivery, using coherent object-oriented models shared among the stakeholders in a building project.
Today however, BIM is mostly used during design and planning. But it could also be used during the entire building life cycle. Especially for construction, its advantages are not yet fully exploited. That is what the BoB project has set out to improve.
The main challenges and opportunities for using BIM during the construction phase are:
Making the link to construction
“Using BIM during the actual construction phase will allow changes to be made virtually and instantly, reducing the risk of costly mistakes. To enable this, the BoB project aims to analyze the on-site activity in real-time, process the data with AI-driven technologies, and connect these real-time findings to the BIM models.”
BoB will digitize the monitoring of construction projects by connecting and enhancing Building Information Models with real-time on-site progress and activity data, analyzed with AI technology.
BoB is an imec.icon research project funded by imec and Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen (VLAIO).
The project started on 01.01.2022 and is set to run until 31.12.2023.