ROBIM: Autonomous robots to inspect and evaluate buildings with BIM integration

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The main challenges to overcome in building rehabilitation refer to the use of inefficient traditional techniques and processes as well as to the lack of updated qualitative and quantitative building information. Additionally, building surroundings and facades usually include vulnerable and geometrically complex elements that jeopardize a direct access to them for rehabilitation purposes. This is a critical aspect as the energetic behavior of a building is intimately related to its design and the materials used, hence when materials become functionally or energetically obsolescent, rehabilitation is absolutely necessary so to achieve a minimum energetic efficiency.

In this context, the main objective of the ROBIM project is to develop an automated robotic system that eases the acquisition of detailed and representative information about the state of conservation and composition of enclosures of the building. This system will allow to cut costs
regarding auxiliary equipment used in order to safely access to surroundings of the building, applying state-of-the-art non-destructive inspection techniques and integrating all the information obtained in a digital platform based in BIM methodology. Hence, it will be developed a global solution capable to successfully diagnose the state of a building and provide information in order to effectively decide the typology and scope of the rehabilitation tasks to be performed.

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Title: ROBIM –  ROBÓTICA AUTÓNOMA PARA INSPECCIÓN Y EVALUACIÓN DE EDIFICIOS EXISTENTES CON INTEGRACIÓN BIM
Duration: November 201 – October 2020
Partners: EUROESTUDIOS, S.L; FCC CONSTRUCCIÓN, S.A; GEOTECNIA Y CIMIENTOS, S.A; INSYTE, S.A; IMATIA INNOVATION, S.L; IBIM BUILDING TWICE, S.L; UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE MADRID (giSCI y B105 – ESL); UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE VALÈNCIA; UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO;  ITAINNOVA.
Financing entity: Programa Estratégico de Consorcios de Investigación Empresarial Nacional (CIEN) – Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI)

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