Module: Digital decision support system

One of the main goals of the Digital Deconstruction (DDC) project is to develop an innovative digital decision support system, integrating four technical modules: 3D scanning, Reversible Building Information Modelling, Materials inventory and Blockchain technology. Each technical module provides interesting insights for supporting reuse strategy analysis (i.e. 3D point clouds, Building Information Model, reuse potential, inventory data, etc.) but we consider that the centralization of all the information inside a unique platform will reinforce the potential of the technical module considered independently. This approach of centralization of information allows the platform to provide consolidated data inside a dashboard enabling to support the analysis of the reuse strategy including both economic and environmental data.

When using the platform, the user has access to several visualizations supporting the reuse decision. Concretely, after logging into the platform, the user has access to the projects list (1) and then to several tabs structuring the content of each project:

  • Details (2): The Details tab gathers all administrative data of the deconstruction project.
  • Participants: This tab is dedicated to the management of the participants and their roles.
  • Locations (3): The spatial structure of the deconstruction project can be defined, and links can be created towards both maps and 3D scan.
  • Documentation (4): Documents regarding the project can be uploaded on the platform.
  • 3D Scan (5): The 3D Scan can be explored by the user.
  • Reversible BIM: The BIM (6) as well as the Reversible BIM (RBIM) (7) are accessible in this tab. A connection between these models and the materials inventory list is created. The color codes of the RBIM model allow the user to visualize if a building component has a high or low reuse potential (i.e. green versus red color code).
  • Inventory (8): The Inventory tab allows users to browse and filter the previously imported inventory. When selecting elements of interest in the inventory, the user can see the respective elements highlighted in the BIM/RBIM model (9).
  • Dashboard (10): A dashboard tab allows the user to access graphs about the project in order to support the collective decision-making process regarding the reuse strategy.

This platform has been developed by LIST (Luxembourg Institute of Science & Technology) in collaboration with the partners of the DDC project. It will be delivered under an opensource licence at the end of the project.

A knowledge platform is designed by GTB Lab where the navigator to the digital decision support system will lead users to the integrated digital tools to support high-quality reuse of building materials.

This knowledge platform offers many advantages over conventional reuse methods:

  • One portal with all necessary tools to support reuse strategies for buildings
  • Reduce CO2 impact
  • Increase financial value of asset
  • Save time
  • Limit use of experts
  • Get current digital 3D library to be used in new projects

In the coming years, the platform will be taken to its operational phase. Be part of leveling it up and start using the tools.

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