CBIM - European Training Network


Geometric Data Collection

One of the fundamental principles of Cloud-BIM is that they reflect the properties of physical assets. When it comes to the as-is geometry of a facility, the industry requires reliable methods of surveying current conditions concerning the geometry and techniques to transfer this information into the digital environment. This article aims to give a brief motivation for reality capture techniques, an overview of methods to collect geometrical data, and the roadmap of further steps for processing point clouds and generating geometrical models of buildings or other assets.

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Cloud-based BIM Business Models: Driving Innovation in the Construction industry

What is your BIM business model? Is your organization rethinking business strategy? How do you create value for clients? These are some of the questions posed to the digitally evolving enterprises in the Built environment. This post will provide a fascinating answer to these questions by discussing the business model for Cloud-based BIM.

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Oct. 25

BIM-based Building Energy Modelling

The purpose of this blog post is to discuss how Building Information Modelling (BIM) can improve and increase the adoption of Building Energy Modelling (BEM), the limitations of existing BIM-based BEM approaches, and the future of BEM as the building industry is moving from BIM to Digital Twins.

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Mixed Reality in BIM

Mixed reality (MR) is a subset of a broader concept known as extended reality (XR). Extended reality refers to all combinations of real and virtual environments generated by computer technology where humans and machines can interact [1]. The term also refers to various hardware, software, and techniques used to provide the experience. These include head-mounted displays, smartphones with positional tracking features, and fixed displays with head tracking features [2].

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June 23.

Current and upcoming OpenBIM Standards

The Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry has traditionally been dependent on highly fragmented workflows from various disciplines and life cycle stages [1]. This fragmentary aspect leads to data silos challenges, such as limited collaboration between stakeholders, weakened data integrity, data redundancy and duplication.

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April 25.

Interoperability in Building Information Modelling

As the need for collaborative design, construction and asset management in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry expands across multiple professions, domains, life cycle phases, data sources and data sets, the need for interoperability arises. To explore the definition, importance and basis of interoperability, this blog post addresses the following questions:

  • What is interoperability and why is it important?
  • What is the foundation of interoperable tools?
  • How to achieve seamless interoperability?

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March 22

BIM Research and Implementation Roadmap

Building Information Modelling (BIM) has emerged as a paradigm shift in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry towards its digital transformation. Given its importance and the increasing research interest, this blog explores BIM in terms of current research fields and challenges, as well as research trends and strategies to unlock its potential for implementation in the industry. This blog post was based on the BIM Research Challenges session from the Cambridge BIM School.
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March 8

BIM Basics

The first BIM School, organised by the Cloud-based Building Information Modelling (CBIM) European Training Network (ETN) , took place from 7th to 11th of December 2020 and was virtually hosted by the University of Cambridge. At the event, academic and industry experts delivered several lectures on BIM fundamentals and research methods, exploring BIM tools, data models, data exchange and cross-sector interoperability topics. The first learning session was on the topic of "Building Information Modelling: A concise introduction".
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לוגו האיחוד

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 860555.

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