Cloud-based Builiding components as a Service
NBE Leads ARUP Funded Research
Dr Ki Kim of NBE (right) with Adam Jenkins of ITMS
UniSA has secured one of only eight prestigious ARUP Global Research Grants 2017, with NBE researchers playing a leading role; led by Adjunct A/Prof David Ness, the team includes Dr Ki Kim, Dr Xing Ma and Mr John Gelder of NBE, with Dr Ke Xing (Eng) and Mr Adam Jenkins (ITMS). The project aims to deliver an innovative business model to provide changeable, adaptable parts of buildings via a ‘cloud data platform’ linking physical components to virtual models.
The one-year research project is expected to revolutionise the building industry, not only creating new business opportunities in the service sector, but also deriving more value from built resources by their reuse, adaptation and life-cycle stewardship.
Adjunct A/Prof Ness paid tribute to the support of NBE members, especially Dr Ki Kim who developed the core concept of a cloud-BIM data platform.