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Leveraging BIM and blockchain for digital twins

Celik, Yasin, Petri, Ioan ORCID: and Rezgui, Yacine ORCID: 2021. Leveraging BIM and blockchain for digital twins. Presented at: 27th ICE/IEEE International Technology Management and Innovation Conference, Cardiff, UK, 21-23 June 2021. 2021 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE/ITMC). Cardiff, United Kingdom: IEEE, pp. 1-10. 10.1109/ICE/ITMC52061.2021.9570246

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The digitalization of the construction industry has been supported recently with various building information modelling (BIM) methods applied to lifecycle stages. This has enabled the transition towards an improved management of information required in the development of different construction project tasks. In a digital construction context, traceability of models and collaboration across disciplines is required especially when dealing with sensitive data and critical infrastructures. Blockchain technology has the potential to advance the automation of processes in the construction industry by offering a higher level of data traceability, incentivising participation, and ensuring transparency with projects. This paper presents how BIM and Blockchain can be utilised to facilitate the establishment and implementation of Digital Twins for construction projects. A highway construction case study is used for demonstrating the implementation of smart contracts for managing tasks and processes across different disciplines involved in a construction project.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Publisher: IEEE
ISBN: 978-1-6654-4963-2
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 15 November 2021
Date of Acceptance: 5 May 2021
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 10:04

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