Publications / 2017 Proceedings of the 34rd ISARC, Taipei, Taiwan

Internet of Things (IoT) for Integrating Environmental and Localization Data in Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Jochen Teizer, Mario Wolf, Olga Golovina, Manuel Perschewski, Matthias Neges and Markus König
Pages 603-609 (2017 Proceedings of the 34rd ISARC, Taipei, Taiwan, ISBN 978-80-263-1371-7, ISSN 2413-5844)

Digital transformation is an ongoing challenge in construction. Whereas central storage and planning with Building Information Modeling (BIM) can be considered state-of-the-art, the integration of real-time data like environmental and localization data of workers in indoor work environments can provide further benefits for operations management in construction and facility management. This paper introduces the concept of permanent availability of up-to-date actual performance data sets through an Internet-of-Things (IoT) approach that integrates environmental and localization data in a cloud-based BIM platform. In this paper, we reflect on the usage of Internet of Things (IoT) technology and the lean and injury-free (LIFE) construction management approach, create a concept to implement the topics in existing systems, design and create a prototypical application, validate the prototype in field-typical work settings, and critically review the results.

Keywords: Building Information Modeling (BIM), Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), cloud computing, data visualization, facility management and operation, Internet of Things (IoT), Lean Construction Management (LCM), location tracking, real-time sensor data