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Understanding BIM Data at Scale: Data Processing Infrastructure for Revit

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    "Data is the new oil.” This quote was made more than 15 years ago, and it's more valid than ever. The architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry is in possession of massive amounts of data, but often struggles to turn it into profit. BuroHappold actively innovates in the field, building out capacity to extract, process, and interpret the data embedded in its intelligent models at scale. This involves setting up a multilevel framework, including databases and code infrastructure, as well as presentation layers. A prototype of the system provides two main functionalities that deliver three types of information in a flexible and extendible manner: building queries and running them against Revit models (correctness) as well as periodic extraction of model metrics (project progress and performance). The session will guide you through the thought process behind the undertaking and implementation itself, starting from inception to the current state of the project.

    Key Learnings

    • Learn about the challenges related to extraction, storage, and processing of BIM data.
    • Discover the business-specific value embedded in your own intelligent models.
    • Ideate the architecture of a BIM data processing system.
    • Work with tools and technologies enabling interaction with BIM data stored in the Autodesk ecosystem