Heinrich-Hertz-Institute participates in German innovation project “BIMKIT”

BIMKIT’s main objective is to make AI and cloud technologies usable for the construction industry as key technologies in the federal government’s digitization strategy. A key element is the application of the BIM (Building Information Modelling) standard. Information on buildings and infrastructure structures, e.g. 2D plans, images, point clouds or text documents, should be evaluated using AI processes, structural and technical components should be generated and fed consistently and transparently to a BIM-based as-built model. The updating of an existing model should also be automated. The data and AI services are provided decentrally with the help of open standards and existing BIM systems based on GAIA-X. Data sovereignty and data security are particularly taken into account, since security-relevant information on buildings is also evaluated. An ecosystem is created, which forms a fundamental basis for BIM applications.

Our network member Fraunhofer HHI is involved in BIMKIT with all four research groups in its “Vision and Imaging Technologies” department. The focus of this work will be the development of AI processes for the existing modeling of buildings and infrastructure as well as for noise protection planning.

BIMKIT is funded by the German Ministry of Economy with 10,8 million Euros. More information can be found here.