Thought of as a kind of ecosystem, building data can be integrated into a smart building approach and also interface with CIM (City Information Modelling). The aim? To better connect buildings to their territory and work towards creation of a Smart City.
What is CIM?
CIM concerns the whole urban space: roads, urban networks (water, energy, telecommunications, lighting, sanitation, Wi-Fi), plants, rainwater management, waste management, urban furniture, buildings and more. It aims to guarantee an excellent understanding of an urban project by looking at the context of its use and the environmental context and ultimately guaranteeing successful integration into its territory.
BIM Life® and CIM, allies of the Smart City
BIM Life®, with its CIM approach, is capable of collecting, analysing and modelling the data of cities without limiting itself to information useful for building owners and tenants. This information can be viewed on the BIM digital model and can be used to bring the building into line with its environment, while ensuring user comfort.
In this way, BIM Life® is a powerful decision-making tool, connecting all the stakeholders of a project: project owner, engineer, architect, landscape designer, real estate developer, inhabitants and users.