NEWSLETTER – March 8, 2021

CBIM second BIM School: BIM-based Sensing and Data Collection School

Following the success of the first CBIM school hosted by the University of Cambridge in December 2020, we are now excited to announce our next event on BIM-based Sensing and Data Collection, which will be organised by CARTIF Technology Centre and will take place from May 24th to 26th, 2021. 

This school will offer early stage researchers, industry practitioners and interested faculty members alike the opportunity to attend a series of key lectures given by experts in the field of sensing and data collection. The event will offer a general introduction to theoretical concepts relevant to sensing, data acquisition and storage. This includes sensor hardware fundamentals, data types (point-clouds, building sensor data, RGB/D and thermographic imagery, etc.), and quality evaluation metrics. Students will experience the configuration, data collection and quality management mechanisms through a hands-on exercise.

This training event is the second of a series of training activities in the context of the Cloud BIM European Training Network. It will give continuity to the first school focused on BIM introduction, fundamental and research methods, highlighting BIM capabilities, BIM tools, openBIM standards for data representation and interoperability. This second training event will provide the link towards the semantic enrichment of BIM by means of static and dynamic data acquisition. Real premises in CARTIF, in the form of living labs, will be used to analyse the different alternatives of data monitoring and control through the configuration and management of sensors, actuators and controllers of the HVAC systems. These field level devices, connected to a Building Automation and Control Network (BACN) and accessed through Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), are mapped to enrich the BIM representation with static and dynamic information useful to develop Facility Management (FM) and Building Energy Performance (BEP) analytics.

The expected learning outcomes are as follows:

  1. Understand data collection processes for both structured and unstructured built environment data;
  2. Understand the different sensors, Building Management Systems (BMS), and basic IoT technologies and protocols;
  3. Fuse BIM and measured (real time or dynamic) data;
  4. Develop an appreciation on the value of analytics for facility management and operational optimisation.

For more details on the agenda and registration, visit the page dedicated to the event on the CARTIF website.