BAC participates in the pilot test of Auto-BIM project

On November 28th and 29th, the pilot test for Auto-BIM project has been carried out in a building under construction located in Badalona. The test has been an absolute success!

AUTO-BIM project has allowed the development of an autonomous mobile robot for data acquisition, which will allow to systematize quality control in building sites.

The consortium led by VIAS y Construcciones, includes BAC Engineering Consultancy Group, Grupo de Geotecnología Aplicada from Vigo University, Aplitop, ApliCAD, Investigation Group TIDOP from Salamanca University and AIMEN Centro Tecnológico. This consortium works within the 2016 Retos-Colaboración programme.

The main goal of the AUTO-BIM project is a new technology to collect data in interior of buildings and its processing for integration in BIM. It aims to create a new methodology for data acquisition, processing and managing of 3D data in the interior of buildings without GPS signal through an autonomous robot vehicle.

BAC Engineering Consultancy Group is responsible for the integration of BIM technology with quality control. We are developing the necessary workflows and parameters to be implemented, defining acceptance criteria for the geometries obtained through the robot.

The other members in the team are responsible for: the Grupo de Geotecnología Aplicada will design the data acquisition software; Aplitop is an expert for 3D point cloud management and will be responsible for filtering the data, alignment and reference; ApliCAD with TIDOP will develop the algorithms for data treatment and its adaptation to BIM models; and AIMEN will develop the autonomous robot systems.