BUILT CoLAB works from an Intensive Innovation Groups (IIGs) perspective that, adding knowledge and accelerating innovation, capitalizes the relationship with agents in the AEC sector.
AUTOMATION aims to create a Digital Twin and Optimization System Architecture that not only allows accurate and immediate monitoring and control over ongoing construction tasks using any handheld device but also provides the user with several alternatives for the optimal distribution of resources over the course of a construction project.
Virtual and augmented reality has been progressively used in every industry and have great potential in the AEC industry. At BUILTCoLAB, we aim to develop several innovative solutions to support collaborative digital design, virtual construction and augmented management of the built environment.
The SMILE project aims to develop a digital environment to manage buildings’ data, connected to BIM and IoT. This digital environment will integrate an intelligence engine to optimize buildings operation, exploration and management.
Building Logbooks are information models of buildings, which improve access to information for Facilities Managers (FMs) or others responsible for managing buildings, enabling them to improve the operation of their building. Specifically, they provide a place to record ongoing building energy performance, which should help improve energy efficiency.
To promote innovation in less developed regions, which is one of the national strategic priorities, the BUILTcolab will analyse the creation of an IIG focused on Alentejo. Several financing programs can support the creation of such an initiative, which should focus on training and digital modelling and simulation.
This initiative will focus on the development of a collaboration platform for the industry, based on the Trimble connect software. BUILTCoLAB will implement a specific frontend and develop some templates to adapt the collaboration platform to the existing standards and guidelines. The platform will be distributed in the industry, to promote digital collaboration and innovative document/models management practices.
An evolving use for laser scanners is the dynamic deployment of scans to evaluate construction stages. The term “scan-to-BIM” gets used for all applications of scans that upload data directly into BIM schematics.
Currently, the design projects are getting more complex, and the number of elements and different components tends to increase. This leads to growing construction costs, which can be optimized.
This IIG will answer to the increasing demand for an e-licensing platform for municipalities, which will support construction project lifecycle processes.
This IIG focuses on existing developments, initiated by Ruben Santos on his PhD thesis (supervised by António Aguiar Costa and José Silvestre). The original work created a plugin for Revit to calculate the LCA of a building.
Positiv Building Technology is a new approach to design, based on new methodological concepts and innovative technological instruments. It aims to create a close connection between Building design, simulation and Technology.