The testbed, further builds on the one developed in a recently completed SBE project, Smart planning, construction and FM processes throughout the life cycle. It is placed in the BIM lab at KTH, which is responsible for the accessibility of companies, researchers and students. The standard for lifecycle information, PLCS is the framework in the platform. Structures following that standard, used in the test bed, are very general and semantically rich. PLCS can be used for different structures, such as for design objects, planned objects and realized objects. The relationships between them are objectified and can hold important information.

The project uses international open standards to describe objects digitally throughout the built environment, whether created in GIS or BIM systems. The platform's PLCS-based models keep the information structured and classified in a way that is a prerequisite for supporting digital twins, circular design and lifecycle management, which no other open standards can handle. An important and new function for this is to integrate sensors and other IoT components in the information model and the test bed platform.

The purpose of the project is to describe and test the information structure required to support an unbroken flow of information throughout the life cycle of the built environment. Four test cases will be run for the whole life cycle of a building: Asset management, Sensors through the process, Smart city & Requirements management.

In relation to the impact targets for the call, the proposed test bed will increase integration between BIM-GIS by communicating and storing data according to open standards, contributing to the digitization and industrialization of government and industry planning and construction processes, support an improved uninterrupted information flow in a life cycle perspective and being able to test innovations based on open data for planning, construction, use and maintenance of our built environment.

Project leader: Kent Eriksson, KTH