BIM for the brave
Pavol Knapo, Product Manager, 3DRepo is a visionary architect with an enthusiasm for the innovation that emerges from collaboration across multidisciplinary teams and a strong advocator for the use of contemporary technology in the BIM process.
Pavol spoke to use about what we can expect from his BIM Show Live seminar on BIM for the brave – Data, data everywhere but I don’t know.
There is a lot of files flowing between cloud, office desk and construction site. Increasing quantity and variety of data makes it hard to meet custom project’s demands with traditional BIM tools. A next generation solution and flexible process are required to solve this.
We will present our recent collaborative research project between 3D Repo and Turner Townsend into the ability to manipulate BIM information stored as raw data in database. The problem with traditional data validation and model checking in a BIM process is
1) It is carried out on local machines
2) It is not collaborative
3) It is file based and cannot give insight across numerous projects
Our research has shown how using open source software and open data schema (IFC), hosted in a cloud environment, we can provide a collaborative platform for team members to validate and verify data residing not only in the BIM model but also from other external sources.
The live demo portion of this presentation will show how this pipeline can be utilised for:
Quantities take off
Verification and validation of data
During the demo opensource graphical scripting editor NodeRED will be used to manipulate IFC data from opensource Mongo database using the 3D Repo APIs and represented in 3D Repo’s cloud based Unity viewer.
Pavol will be presenting the full findings of this case study stage at the BIM Show Live on Thursday 1 March at 10:30am. See the full programme details here.