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Project Network Building Information in the Centre of Ruhr-Area (BIM.Ruhr)

Current Models and Their Quality Description within the Context of communal BIM Processes


Introduction

In addition to creating guidelines and policies, this extensive initiative has overarching objectives that include enhancing the competitiveness of the construction industry, bridging the gap between academic knowledge and real-world applications, engaging municipal administrations, and generating exemplary outcomes that can be observed nationwide.

To reach these goals, the research project is being conducted in collaboration with Recklinghausen city and the University of Duisburg-Essen. Additionally, small, and medium-sized businesses in the area are actively involved.
 

Motivation

  • Through issues of housing shortage and sustainability of construction, challenges such as implementation of new building regulations and coordination of novel projects will be strengthened.
  • There is a need for demolition and new construction, which comes accompanied by a need for sustainable solutions due to structural change and urban regional structure, creating increased pressure to innovate.
  • The redevelopment backlog is seen as the greatest challenge in Metropole Ruhr and Central Ruhr Area around Bochum, Herne, and the district of Recklinghausen.
  • The Ruhr Region is affected by difficulties, municipal buildings, structures, and infrastructure facilities.

The BIM works with the aim to assess, refurbish, demolish, and rebuild as economically and efficiently as possible.

The method

When it comes to the renovation of existing structures and their demolition and replacement, the BIM method increases the demand for three-dimensional data capture and modelling of existing data. Data capture requirements concerning essential criteria such as completeness, level of detail, information content, accuracy, and the inclusion of heterogeneous existing documents are currently non-standardized, often leading to unclear expectations among project participants and resulting in delays and additional costs.

Another critical aspect pertains to the fundamental nature of the BIM method, where the overall model (the digital twin) holds all relevant project information. In the BIM process, the specialist models of the involved trades are regularly integrated into the overall model and checked for possible collisions. Knowledge of the quality and origin of existing data is exceptionally important for their assessment and the derived recommendations for action. Particularly in renovation projects, existing documentation is a vital component of the BIM process. The existing model must be sufficiently complete, with an adequate level of information and accuracy to derive and plan the necessary construction measures. Defining the mentioned requirements for the existing model and integrating geodetic aspects into the entire BIM process is done in collaboration with process control, the client, and the executing trades.

Sustainable & future-oriented

When it comes to the renovation of existing structures and their demolition and replacement, the BIM method increases the demand for three-dimensional data capture and modelling of existing data. Data capture requirements concerning essential criteria such as completeness, level of detail, information content, accuracy, and the inclusion of heterogeneous existing documents are currently non-standardized, often leading to unclear expectations among project participants and resulting in delays and additional costs.

Another critical aspect pertains to the fundamental nature of the BIM method, where the overall model (the digital twin) holds all relevant project information. In the BIM process, the specialist models of the involved trades are regularly integrated into the overall model and checked for possible collisions. Knowledge of the quality and origin of existing data is exceptionally important for their assessment and the derived recommendations for action. Particularly in renovation projects, existing documentation is a vital component of the BIM process. The existing model must be sufficiently complete, with an adequate level of information and accuracy to derive and plan the necessary construction measures. Defining the mentioned requirements for the existing model and integrating geodetic aspects into the entire BIM process is done in collaboration with process control, the client, and the executing trades.

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Funding period

15.07.2020 - 31.03.2023

 

Support programme

This project is subsidised by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).