Work packages and ESR Projects Overview

Work packages and ESR Projects Overview

 

Work Package 1: Advanced Techniques for Generating & Updating CBIM geometry

Objectives: Development of new geometry generation architectures that will give rise to a new generation of as-is BIM authoring tools capable of self-generating as-is models on the cloud with minimal user intervention.

Description: There is a need for cost-efficient and automated methods for generating Digital Twins of existing assets. This work package will look into the following three major challenges in this context:

  • Large-scale, infrastructure asset object detection, based on cascaded deep learning architectures that borrow knowledge from asset design priors and online learning strategies,
  • Detect object relationships, based on two primary strategies: rule-based inferencing and machine learning with sparse data sets
  • Definition of geometrical concepts, parametric geometry, and generated geometry based on parameters

 The following early-stage researchers (ESR) are related to WP1:
Fellow: ESR 1
Fellow: ESR 2
Fellow: ESR 3
Fellow: ESR 4

Work Package 2: New Methods and Tools for CBIM enrichment

Objectives: Enriching the basic geometric CBIM with design, construction and operations data to facilitate building energy performance simulation and facilities management.

Description: Over the course of a building’s life cycle, the geometric and non-geometric information needed by downstream stakeholders such as facilities managers, energy modellers or building automation specialists is typically unavailable, incomplete or in the incorrect format. A critical issue is that such downstream stakeholders typically receive data without adequate input at an earlier point in the overall process. With the required information in place, each stakeholder could automate repetitive tasks and domain processes. This work package will look into the following three major challenges in this context:

  • Enriching the geometric BIM using Building Automation Systems (BAS) data will focus on integrating the BIM and BAS domains
  • BIM-based data requirements for Facilities Management (FM)
  • Enriching the geometric BIM for Building Energy Simulation (BES)

 The following early-stage researchers (ESR) are related to WP2:

Fellow: ESR 5
Fellow: ESR 6
Fellow: ESR 7

 Work Package 3: CBIM Data & Process Management

Objectives: Establish the business process fundamentals for seamless information management of digital twins. This work package will provide templates and process patterns to support data capturing, enrichment, and exchange throughout the life-cycle of a project in support of best-practice CBIM business processes.

Description: More and more BIM models are becoming readily available to support design, construction, and maintenance tasks. This availability will lead to significant changes in business processes. To make use of the models, managers and engineers will work within distributed data environments and service-oriented architectures that are combined in digital twin-based applications. Practice will move from multi-purpose desktop applications to web-enabled micro-service architectures. This work package will anticipate these dynamics by developing applicable frameworks, process guidelines, and solutions that public and private organisations can readily apply to move their business process and ICT strategies to enable CBIM practice. This work package will look into the following three major challenges in this context:

  • Establishing the most important CBIM business process patterns that are recurring on projects
  • Providing CBIM data life-cycle management solutions while considering through-life asset management requirements
  • Blockchain-enabled CBIM for life-cycle data provenance and operational effectiveness

 The following early-stage researchers (ESR) are related to WP3:

Fellow: ESR 8
Fellow: ESR 9
Fellow: ESR 10

Work Package 4: CBIM applications and technology transfer

Objectives: Develop new applications and investigate how Academic Entrepreneurs (AE) in CBIM refine their business concept and orchestrate their resources, in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, during the initial stages of the technology transfer process

Description: Societal and industrial awareness and interest in new technologies are only possible through their application in real-world scenarios. This is especially important in the Building & Construction sector. The Building Construction & Operation industries are highly fragmented when compared to other sectors like automotive and aerospace. Most professionals are working in smaller companies; this is also true for the software industry for this sector. There is not one large constructor, software party or client that dictates the market. It is for this reason that the role of vendor-independent open standards is of the essence, while the capabilities and potential of BIM are yet unknown to many end-users, clients, professionals and software companies. The validation of the methods proposed in field applications highlighting their potential positive economic impact is indispensable for further development. This work package will look into the following three major challenges in this context:

  • Photorealistic BIM generation and transfer into 3D worlds using games technology
  • Cloud-enabled BIM
  • Establishing data standards for streamlined support of CBIM supported business processes

The following early-stage researchers (ESR) are related to WP4:

Fellow: ESR 11
Fellow: ESR 12
Fellow: ESR 13
Fellow: ESR 14