BUILT ENVIRONMENT: MODELLING THE URBAN SPACE
Keywords: BIM model, urban space, built, underground facilities, H-BIM, scan-to-BIM
Abstract. In urban areas, the “built” is defined by many different elements. Not only buildings but also open spaces containing green areas, viability, urban furniture, underground facilities. While the H-BIM sector focuses, rightly, on buildings of great historical significance, in our case it is been consider a part of the built that it usually not analyse: the urban open space. One of the interesting themes is the possibility of having a single tool that integrates the different objects present in a complex environment such as the urban area. The process with BIM model could allow a huge saving in terms of time and costs considering public tender, maintenance or construction phase of a project. Facility management operating through BIM is another relevant theme considering the whole life of a construction. Finally, another important theme is the connections between elements above the ground (visible elements) and subsoil (not visible elements), not only for the administrations but also if related to the HBIM environment.
The paper reports the analysis of the experience performed, particularly related to questions about detail and accuracy of the BIM model.
A methodology for modelling open spaces is been assuming, it is described possible improvements and considerations on the result.