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BIM towards life cycle assessment

Introduction Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows can support Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) by providing a centralized digital repository of building data and design information. BIM can facilitate the collection and management of data related to material sourcing, energy use, and environmental impact throughout a building’s lifecycle. This set of information is relevant to perform LCA … Read more

Leveraging the Power of Integration: BIM and GIS for Improved Urban Planning

Brief Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Geographic Information System (GIS) have different focuses and interpret 3D models differently. BIM manages detailed building components, project information, cost, and schedule from an architectural and construction point of view, while GIS manages the geographical information of buildings and their components from geographical viewpoints, which helps to manage the … Read more


The Metaverse 2.0 for an environmentally conscious design If environmental consequences could be quickly computed by AI and reflected in an immersive digital model environment, the AEC industry could change the way it delivers results and reduce its carbon footprint? The research proposal is to investigate the “Infoverse”, an enhanced Metaverse for designers, where they … Read more

Unlocking the Potential of BIM and Immersive Reality: AEC Education Reimagined

VR ConDent: Maha-ElGewely l General Definitions BIM/AEC/Immersive Reality What is BIM? Building Information Modeling is a digital representation of a building’s physical and functional characteristics .A process that involves the creation and use of an informed 3D model to communicate efficiently the project decisions. What is AEC? Architecture, Engineering and Construction It is an acronym … Read more


Brief The Vessel in New York City and the Blox complex in Copenhagen are two examples of buildings and public spaces that faced backlash from the public due to a lack of consideration for their needs and expectations. Architects and developers often have a vision in mind for what they want to achieve, but it’s … Read more

AR/MR in Construction and Design Process

What is AR/VR/MR Construction? Augmented reality (AR) is quickly becoming indispensable in the construction industry. AR/MR Construction offers various benefits to contractors, engineers, and other construction professionals. AR helps bridge the gap between traditional 2D drawings and physical environments allowing contractors to gain better insights into their projects. AR provides a three-dimensional view of a … Read more

Point Cloud scanning to geometric models in architecture: Challenges and Opportunities

//BRIEF DESCRIPTION The transition from point cloud scanning to object/geometry recognition in architecture is challenging due to data complexity, manual processes, and limitations in existing software solutions. This workflow is slow and since part of it is still done manually and precision is lost. The aim of this research is to identify the challenges in … Read more

Integration of BIM for Modular Construction

Definition of Modular construction by the American Institute of Architects: “The process by which components of a building are prefabricated off-site in a controlled setting and then shipped to the project site and assembled.” Problem Statement Modular Construction manufactures off-site building components or modules designed to fit together. This process offers several advantages: efficiency increment, … Read more

Extended Reality (XR) for Fabrication and Assembly

Link to Podcast Link to Transcript Extended Reality (XR) alters between R, VR, AR, and MR as required. It can be visualized through immersive goggles or any phone or tablet. Used by engineers and contractors for simple clash detection and checking on-site inventory, but there is also a new opportunity for architects to control advanced … Read more