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BIM to BAM: An Investigation into the Development and Use of Digital Twins

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    Dr Giuseppe Loporcaro
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Project Description

Building Information Management (BIM) is a relatively mature technology, however, the use of BIM for the whole-of-life management of a building (from design and construction through to hand-over, Building Asset Management (BAM) and finally repurposing or disposal) is relatively immature. The aim of this project is to develop methods for improving the value of digital twins for whole-of-life building management, for building owners, designers, builders and facility managers, and evaluate these methods through application in case studies.
Having the appropriate information to manage a building over its life can save significant costs. BIM models are often developed for design but transferring building information to builders and asset managers has proved difficult. This project will develop a framework and methods that allow an asset manager to use the information developed in the BIM model in an efficient and cost-effective manner for Building Asset Management (BAM). This will entail identifying the level of information required by the asset manager and other users and displaying it in a format that is easily accessible and editable for a person with limited knowledge of BIM.

In order to be considered for this position, you must:
1. Have a Master’s or bachelor’s degree with honours in Civil, Building/Construction, Architectural Engineering or Architecture
2. Submit an application (see below) to the primary supervisor Dr Giuseppe Loporcaro
3. Apply for admission at the University of Canterbury and be accepted

Please include the following documents in your application:
1. Cover letter stating your reasons for wanting to work on this project
2. A CV including contacts of three references
3. Official academic transcripts (English translation is required)
Please send applications to [Email Address Removed]
Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Funding Notes

The project is funded for a 3-year period at NZ$ 25000 per year + tuition fees (not including student levy)



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