Making Digital Construction Sustainable

The drive towards sustainable buildings is significantly growing and this can be attributed to a number of key factors which are having a big impact on the AEC industry, particularly over growing concerns for climate change and wastage of energy and resources. The application of BIM to construction projects has the ability to enhance the…

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IFC in ArcGIS – Bringing Open Standard BIM data into GIS workflows

Today’s cities around the world face a variety of sustainability and resilience issues with roads, bridges, and other facilities. In order to solve these problems all these structures need to be better designed. This results in an important requirement for linking GIS and BIM, namely optimizing data exchange between BIM, CAD and geospatial information from…

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IfcToolbox: Simple tools for processing IFC files

IfcToolbox is a kit of simple tools for processing IFC files. It provides tools to optimize, convert, split, relocate and anonymize IFC files easily. Based on open-source libraries like Xbim and IfcOpenShell. More info in https://bimmars.com/ifctoolbox_openbim/

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BIM-based Crowd Data Collection; crowd sourcing inhabitant’s input

To propose and develop optimized renovation solutions, a good understanding of the as-is situation of a building as well as the needs and requirements of the prospective inhabitants is required. Inhabitants’ inputs are crucial to complement a set of analyses and simulation results particularly concerning comfort. In this respect, a user-friendly application is developed to…

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Innovative quality assurance in BIM projects

The Singular Qualifier is a revolutionary, browser-based quality assurance software for BIM projects. It checks specific requirements for models and ensures data quality along the entire lifecycle. The Qualifier enables simple and automated verification of metadata in the IFC model. All project participants have transparency about the current planning status at any time. You get more process…

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Twingine: BIM for developers & building owners

Problem statement: The BIM usage for developers & building owners is still far too complicated. Why? – Too many and too complicated tools – Too much BIM-specific know how required – Too little transparency about valuable use cases for developers & building owners What do owners & developers expect from BIM beyond visualization & clash…

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regola: rules for BIM quality

regola is a platform where you can specify and check BIM models based on computational rules. Rules are expressed in semi natural language, they are parametric and they work on IFC models, IFC 4.3 included. We believe bSI is the best place to grow a community around open rules for BIM models. Let us present…

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A Framework for Information Management on Mega Projects

Implementing open source technology and the latest standards on mega projects requires a structured and methodical approach to ensure the approach can be clearly communicated. This Information Management framework uses practical mega project case studies to define an approach which places data and the user experience at the heart of project setup. This presentation will…

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openBIM® and Open GIS for Cities

How can openBIM® (IFC), open GIS (CityGML), and open web technology (Cesium) be integrated for creating a scalable platform on an urban scale? Can the integration process be made repeatable on an urban scale? Will requiring IFC model as a legal document (IFC MALD) help the process? Commissioned by a government agency, a group of…

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