In Architecture, Engineering, Construction & Operations (AECO) industry, optimization in resources, facilities management and proper project coordination is vital to predict and minimize associated risks. Therefore, information sharing plays significant role for organizations working in this sector.

BIM is acronym of “Building Information Modelling” and is defined as modelling technology and associated set of processes to produce, communicate, and analyse building models. It can be used as a method to digitalize and establish coordinated flow of information among several stakeholders in the industry. BIM helps in avoiding clash & collision, monitoring progress and resource tracking in construction process. BIM data can be exchanged using an open standard like IFC (Industry Foundation Class). It is a data format specially created to facilitate interoperability between different software of BIM. Such format allows the inter-exchange of an information model with minimum loss of data. By use of IFC models in BIM it is possible to exchange and share real time design information.

However, with BIM only it is difficult to generate information related to actual status of resources and facilities used in construction sites in real time (e.g., Digital Twins). Therefore, devices that are capable of enabling communication between things that are existent in real life or virtual can be utilized to generate and consume information. Such approach of focusing on state of “things” and on informing “things” about other things can be achieved by use of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Integration of such technology for real time data analysis with BIM can be advantageous for various application to improve construction and operational efficiencies.

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