ITEA | Award of Excellence 2021 Innovation
BIMy - an innovation engine for integrated BIM and GIS
The ITEA project BIMy learned how Building Information Modelling (BIM) can be used and exploited beyond its normal use, and how the integration of BIM and geographic information systems (GIS) can be improved. It created a shared space for digital representations of construction projects in their environments, enabling collaboration between multiple stakeholders within the Smart City domain and paving the road for new applications. Today, this international collaborative research project received the ITEA Award of Excellence for Innovation.
Smart city planning involves multiple players and encompasses diverse domains. Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an important enabler of this task, yet modelling conventions differ and BIM models are often designed independently. Moreover, model integration within the natural/built environment (GIS) and the filtering of BIM models in terms of level of detail and time have been underdeveloped. If BIM is to reach its full potential, these roadblocks must be overcome. The international research project BIMy set out to tackle this, with success!
“The BIMy project enabled us to design solutions to allow validation of BIM models against national and international standards during the design process and to make it easier to exchange digital 3D model data across building partners.” Franky Declercq | Geo-IT Klantverantwoordelijke – bestuurder