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3D point clouds and 2D images interconnected for building information model (BIM)

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Data Processing / Data Interchange, Middleware
Imaging, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition
Construction maintenance and monitoring methods & equipment
Graphics software
Other scanning related (incl. image processing, ...)
Software services
Engineering and consulting services related to construction
Manufacture of other special-purpose machinery n.e.c.
Engineering activities and related technical consultancy
Technical testing and analysis
Combined facilities support activities


Spanish technology centre, specialised in heritage, is offering a tech-service to use and manage into Revit 3D point clouds combined with multisource 2D imaging to face the study of the built heritage for proper documentation, protection, conservation, rehabilitation and dissemination actions under the building information model (BIM) approach. Research and technical cooperation agreement is sought, especially with construction and rehabilitation companies.



Leading Spanish applied research centre, currently participating in 48 on-going international projects, and specialized in offering innovative solutions to companies to improve their processes, systems and products, bettering their competitiveness and creating new business opportunities, offers its knowledge on the use of BIM in built heritage. Multidisciplinary teams work in five fields of knowledge that correspond to different economic and technological sectors: industry, energy and environment, construction and infrastructures, agro-food and health and quality of life.

Cultural heritage area is focused on tailored solutions (hardware, software and processes), including 3D modelling & simulation, decay assessment, monitoring, machine learning, artificial intelligence and big-data, applied internet of things (IoT), comprehensive management (building, urban and territorial scales) and heritage-led regeneration (urban and rural).

The technologies offered by the cultural heritage area are:
o product/service positioning: increasing demand of novel methods for the parametrical documentation and assessment of immovable heritage assets using point clouds and multisource images as raw input data.
o foreseen service: tailored service (depending on the heritage immovable asset).
o market trends/public acceptance: the European Directive 2014/24/EU imposes BIM level 2 for government centrally procured projects: collaborative process of producing federated discipline specific models.

Technical cooperation agreement with companies, especially construction and rehabilitation industries, and research cooperation agreement with companies, universities or research and technology centres, interested in developing projects related to cultural heritage in European Union funding programs (H2020, Eurostars, Eureka, COSME, LIFE, etc.) are sought.

Advantages & innovations

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By incorporating high-quality 3D digital survey datasets together with 2D imaging (high-res pictures, termographies, multispectral images and so on) into a well-known BIM environment, not only representing the truly appearance of the existing historic fabric is allowed, but also the exploration and multifaceted analysis of proposed interventions in various scenarios. Sensor data could be added upon request. The compliance with the European Directive 2014/24/EU is ensured (BIM level 2 for government centrally procured projects). Therefore, BIM-based documentation of heritage elements, including survey results for BIM-based assessment on the built heritage conditions, are favoured according to the principle for non-invasive intrusions to ensure proper valorisation. Likewise, heritage expert knowledge for on-line semantic enrichment is promoted.

Stage of development

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Available for demonstration

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
Under technology cooperation agreement: - Partners sought are: o construction companies. o heritage conservation companies. o association for consultancy and engineering (ACE) consultants. o insurance companies (inspection of buildings). o authorized professionals for building assessment and diagnosis. o software developers for construction and architecture - The type of cooperation depends on the needs of the company: use of technologies, optimisation of the process, new formulation… Under research cooperation agreement: - Any type of entity: companies, universities or research and technology centres. - Interested in facing international research project in cultural heritage in European Union funding programs (H2020, Eurostars, Eureka, COSME, LIFE, etc.)

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SME 11-50,University,R&D Institution,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500