BIMKIT – As-Built Modelling of Buildings and Infrastructure Structures Using AI to Generate Digital Twins
Building Information Modelling (BIM) stands for the use of 3D models for the life cycle of a building. Most BIM applications require a digital as-built model as a basis, e.g. for optimising maintenance, renewing infrastructures or dismantling structures. In addition, digitally processable information about a structure permits efficient and sustainable operation. Despite all the advantages of digital design, construction and operation, 3D models are not available for existing buildings in particular.
The BIMKIT consortium project seeks novel approaches to the use of artificial intelligence to generate models of structural and technical elements efficiently, with maximum information depth and with the partial use of automatic functions. In future, the project findings will be used to produce models of existing buildings and infrastructures.
Schüßler-Plan’s sub-project looks at the use of BIMKIT to acquire as-built information in civil engineering for the digitalisation of the as-built infrastructure. For this purpose, technology solutions are under development to assess and use plans and text documents together with survey data for the automated generation of as-built models.
For more information on the project, go to the website of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (German only).