Proceedings of the 2019 European Conference on Computing in Construction


BIM approach for decision support: case study fastening systems in factory adaptation planning

Lisa Theresa Lenz, Mike Gralla, Marvin Höpfner, Panagiotis Spyridis, Kai Christian Weist
TU Dortmund, Germany

DOI: 10.35490/EC3.2019.136
Abstract: Increasing and changing product requirements demand a permanent readiness for efficient factory adaption. Considering necessary construction adaptions as well as conventional construction planning processes in the context of the factory adaptation process, standard planning methods are unable to support in a fast and efficient way. By application of the BIM method a Building Information Model, which contains all the needed information in one database is generated. BIM is a method for achieving targets, such as selecting the right type of construction technology or building material to evaluate the adaptation measure. The challenges by putting all information in one model are dealing with the amounts of data, identifying data quality and determining the current use case which should be examined. In this publication, the necessary data base is identified and implemented into a Building Information Model to investigate the right fastening system for an Industry 4.0 case study. The use case describes an integration of a robot into a factory in the life cycle phase operation to evaluate, which fastening system is most suitable as a part of taking adaption intelligence of a building to a higher level.
Keywords: Building Information Modeling; Data Management; Fastening Systems; Industry 4.0
Pages: 2 - 8

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