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We build better buildings with digital twins

More sustainable buildings and streamlined processes with digital twins based on BIM. Unleash the benefits through out the entire building life cycle.

The BuildingCloud is an open and connected platform
The BuildingCloud is an open and connected platform

Knowledge loss, higher targets for carbon neutral buildings and rising construction costs, require new digital real estate strategies!

What is the BuildingCloud?

Centered around the BIM model, it is a collaboration space, where teams work together in real-time to unlock their genius with digital twins — taking insights from sensor data and feedback loops. Model based design connected to construction and facility management.

The BuildingCloud web application is an open web-based collaboration platform around the BIM-model and the digital twin concept. It provides a central location for all project information where all project stakeholders can access relevant available project data such as models, drawings, communications, etc.

BuildingCloud has its own BIM viewer, which allows project members to visualize and use the BIM model directly in the browser. The technology allows to analyze and visualize collected project data, such as issues and Q&A as well as sensor data from the construction site, directly in the BIM model.

What is a digital twin?

A digital twin is a virtual copy of a physical product, process or system. It is a digital representation of a building, which connects the physical and virtual worlds through the combined use of digital technologies; IoT, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The use of a digital twin throughout the buildings life cycle

Digital twins can help in design and construction, as well as in operating buildings and cities more efficiently, thus reducing their environmental impact. The integrated workflow built around the BIM model has the potential to drastically increase the efficiency of the design and production process, and reduce both construction waste and the risk of design errors. 

Sensors and wearables, like the SmartHelmet, play a strategic role in the use of the digital twins and its implementation leads to increased operational efficiency, provides data for faster risk assessment, real time monitoring and better team collaboration.

Digital twins linked to the BIM model and work processes will complement gut-driven decisions with processes based on data collected throughout the lifecycle of the building.

Features and tools

A collage of different pictures of the BuildingCloud to show features of the integrated workflow inside the BuildingCloud

Integrated workflow

Working in shared documents is becoming the norm, but we want to go one step further. Creating issues and questions in an open and traceable platform connects the team across the boundaries of different companies and can be linked to the BIM model along with all communication and later be part of the documentation delivered after the building is constructed.

On the construction site, the model is accessible and communication between the construction workers and the design offices is simple and easy to follow up.

Different users inside the BuildingExperience of Sigfridsborgsskolan showing how the Multyplayer functionality works

Imersive models

The threshold for accessing BIM models needs to be demolished so that everyone can participate. Easy access and traceability create trust, which is fundamental for everyone to be able to work with them, be it in design, procurement, production or even facility management.

A digital twin represented by BIM model overlayed with a real time render and sensor data

Digital twins

The concept of the digital twin has been known for a long time, but it is only in recent years that its potential has become apparent in the construction industry. During the design process, the foundation is laid by working with BIM models that are linked to the work and decision-making processes to be later connected to sensor data from the construction site. The valuable information collected forms the basis for the use of the digital twin during the maintenance of the building.

Experience gained during the life of the building are collected and can be used as a feedback loop for design and construction.

Open and connected plattform

The main goal is to connect different data silos. Our goal is to include, not exclude. Easy import and export in industry standard formats.
You own your data and not only legally but also physically when you become a stratigical partner.
Analysis and linking of third party data.
We are working on creating an OpenAPI for 3D spatial data and the ability to connect your own server to BuildingCloud for data storage.

Digital Twins during design, construction and maintenance of your building

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The aim is to reduce life-cycle costs and environmental impacts while maintaining an efficient use of the building and a high quality user experience.

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Hire an expert

How do I find the perfect team to design a new building or rebuilding an existing one? Who can help me create models from point clouds or old drawings? We make it easy for you to get started yourself, but there can always be a reason to use professional help.

Experience your project in VR

You are planning a new building or want to remodel an existing one. With our game-based multiplayer tool you can test, analyze and present your next project in virtual reality. You can stream it to your phone or desktop, or use VR goggles for an even more realistic experience.

Sense your building

Sensors help you understand how your building is performing. Creating a digital twin shows you in real time how it is being used and how you can reduce costs with predictive maintenance.

Lease your BIM model

You own a building and want to start a digital twin to maintain your building more effectively, but you don't want to spend a lot of money to create a BIM model based on IFC?
Find out how we can help you create your BIM model, with no initial costs.

Start to collaborate

Start working together fully integrated with your next building project. Start for free. An agile workflow with Q&A, issues and tasks, communication. All connected to your BIM model. No need to install a program and based on open file formats. Always just one click away from exporting your results to Excel.

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Digitalization makes it possible

Organisations

Organisations like Smart Build Environment, Linköpings University and Formas who help oss with knowledge and funding to research and develope new features and to make sure digitalsiation will help to fullfill the longterm goals which are set.

Real Estate owners

From early design processes to the management of real estate, we collaborate to make facility management more cost effective and buildings adapt the the challenges of their lyfe cyckel and the always higher demands for sustainability.

Design and construction industry

Working together with others, testing on site and connecting our platform to different applications helps us to create a more sustainable future.

Contact us if you want to connect your application.

IoT producers

We are connecting different producers of sensors and other IoT devices to connect the information silos.

Contact us if you want to be next.

Cetopo is a finish company creating 3d models out site plans and arial picturesMartin Rudberg och Ahmet Sezer are from Linköping University and part of our research projects under Smart Building Environement
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