EXPLORING BIM INTELLIGENCE FURTHER WITH ITWO
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JUDITH MARTON, PABLO HECTOR GONZALES ALFARO, JAMES HARTY
In the past decade, the AEC industry in Denmark has been increasingly exploring BIM intelligence, predominantly in the public sector and educational institutions. Since 2006, the School of Architectural Technology and Construction Management has been teaching a number of BIM technologies considered relevant both for the field of study and for the industry. In 2017, the school searched for smarter solutions within digital data exchange, with the scope of optimising the students’ workflow in BIM, and for providing the industry with constructing architects skilled at the smartest digital technologies in the market. The same year, the department management initiated a collaboration with RIB, a software developer and vendor for smart digital solutions for the industry. The interest was the iTWO baseline digital platform, a technology that enables interactive 3D, 5D and 4D BIM in one single software. iTWO became implemented first in the 4th semester of the Construction Management course in spring 2018. The project was a success for all involved. This led to the inclusion of iTWO teaching in the 3rd and 5th semester CM programmes later on. Based on positive evaluations, one year later, the school entered a new contract with RIB on iTWO 4.0, a cloud based 5D platform, displaying a richer functionality for digital data exchange in projects. The paper presents the 4D and 5D work at the school before and after the iTWO implementation, including an outline of industry view about the software.
BIM, iTWO, integrated 3D, 4D and 5D data, construction management, virtual simulation