Blog

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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25.8

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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5 April

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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