Proceedings of the 2021 European Conference on Computing in Construction


BIM-kit: An Extendible Toolkit for Reasoning about Building Information Models

Christoph Sydora, Eleni Stroulia
University of Alberta, Canada

DOI: 10.35490/EC3.2021.186
Abstract: Since 2010, research on cloud-based Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been receiving increased attention, motivated by the need to increase productivity through interoperability in the construction industry. To date, IFC is the de-facto standard for data exchange among tools in this domain. However, IFC is too large and not sufficiently specific to effectively support the management of a single building model by multiple tools. This paper proposes BIM-kit, a collaborative BIM platform based on a simple, modular data schema. In this research, we demonstrate how multiple task-specific tools can be used collectively and efficiently in a shared cloud-based BIM environment to support a variety of use cases, across the overall building-design activity.
Keywords: ground penetrating radar, non-destructive methods, resources efficiency, urban mining platform
Pages: 107 - 114

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