Building Information Modelling, Sensors, and Digital Technologies: Towards the Development of Multidomain Platforms to Monitor the Built Environment (IEEE MetroLivEnv 2024)
Chania, Crete (Greece)
Event: IEEE MetroLivEnv 2024
Monitoring the built environment is fundamental to have holistic information on its general status: from the structural health to the indoor environmental conditions, through the well-being of its occupants. Nowadays the implementations of Building Information Modelling (BIM)-based solutions are constantly expanding for the design, construction, and maintenance of buildings, covering the whole life cycle of a structure. These approaches provide information exploitable also for early warning purposes, which is of particular interest when facing critical/emergency situations, such as in case of natural disasters (e.g., seismic events, floods, etc.). Through the integration of multidomain data from sensors installed in the building itself, it is possible to ease the update of the BIM enriching it with data exploitable for multipurpose monitoring. Also, physiological data coming from wearable sensors worn by the occupants can be integrated to predict the physiological status of the occupants together with their feedback on the environmental conditions. This information is relevant for the optimization of the building energy efficiency and can lead to a top-level management of the built environment, with a view to structural health, energy-related aspects, and also subjective satisfaction with the environmental conditions.
This Special Session aims to promote the latest research contributions in this research field. Original papers are invited to be submitted pointing out studies on the development of sensors, measurement procedures, and digital technologies providing information exploitable to enrich the BIM of a building, potentially enhancing its monitoring and, hence, general performance.
This Special Session is organized in the framework of MULTICLIMACT project (GA n° 101123538), aiming at developing monitoring solutions to improve built environment and human resilience towards natural hazards.