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Project Overview

We were awarded first place in the ‘Smart and Sustainable Digital Innovation’ category for our paper ‘Strategic Management of Assets and Compliance through the application of BIM and Digital Twins: A platform for innovation in building management’ at Leeds Sustainability Institute’s International SEEDS (Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society) Conference 2020.

The paper, written by Halton Housing’s Innovation Team, in partnership with Leeds Beckett University and Site Desk Limited, explores the idea of developing a proof of concept (PoC) building information modelling (BIM) system bringing together offline assets, adding rich mapping and data layers to older buildings which lack drawings and documentation.

Why did we get involved?

The annual SEEDS conference brings together experts from around the world focusing on sustainability agenda and the positive and detrimental changes that are taking place. Through review, research and proven practice, the aim of the SEEDS Conference is to foster ideas on how to reduce negative impacts on the environment while providing for the health and wellbeing of society.

The project will help demonstrate the next stage of innovation at Halton Housing by building a proof of concept BIM system. With the addition of live IoT data and Smart Compliance, it will bring together offline assets, adding rich mapping and data layers to older buildings which lack drawings and documentation.

Partners

Sitedesk Limited and Leeds Beckett University.

Benefits & Outcomes

The creation of a centralised easy to navigate system, bringing together information about assets such as fire doors, sprinkler systems, dry risers and showing their exact location in the building, including links to maintenance cycles, certification and documentation will act as a foundation for future innovations in the built environment with the integration of live IoT data.

The system will also help with our compliance for new fire legislation and can be expanded to include full building and asset lifecycle.

Read the award-winning paper ‘Strategic Management of Assets and Compliance through the application of BIM and Digital Twins: A platform for innovation in building management’.

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