Today, February 26, the Consortium Agreement and the Terms of Acceptance were signed, marking the beginning of the Project Digital Construction Revolution – Rev@Construction, which intends to implement a digital revolution in the AEC sector.
The digitization of the AEC sector in Portugal is increasingly necessary to address competitiveness and productivity challenges at the international level. Therefore, Rev@Construction focuses its efforts on the Digital Transition with the aim of promoting increased productivity, competitiveness, and sustainable growth in the sector, from design to construction and asset management, and thus creating the basis for innovation, attracting new technology companies and emerging new business models.
To achieve that this project established as the main goal to find and provide digital solutions to companies in the AEC sector, involving architects and designers, to construction and project management companies. Its R&D activities are directed to the development of digital tools linked to key aspects of the sector, but also to develop and provide the methodological bases of standardization, organization, and management of information necessary for the implementation of the BIM and Digital Twin methodology in Portugal, applied to the management of the construction and asset management of buildings and infrastructures.
In this context, the focus is on defining bases of standardization across the sector, such as the establishment of construction technical information, information models and BIM object libraries, and a national cost database, which aim to eliminate the barrier between methodology and modeling tools and the production of standard specifications, thus leading to increased effectiveness and efficiency of construction processes and reduction of “public context costs”, by standardizing practices and procedures throughout the various stages of the construction process.
Through these integrative, cross-cutting, and structuring initiatives, the group of 22 entities involved in this project, from companies such as BUILT CoLAB, to universities or reference research institutes in Portugal, want to mobilize the AEC sector for the Digital Revolution!
This project has an investment of 8.2 M€ being financed by Portugal 2020.
In the image that accompanies this note, we can see the representatives of BUILT CoLAB, OUZO, INESC TEC, BIMMS, Cluster Mineral Resources, who personally went to the INESC TECfacilities, to formalize the signature of the necessary documents. Due to the pandemic we face, this formalization was divided for several moments, in Porto and Lisbon, to minimize personal contacts.