The Internet of Things (IoT) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) are examples of disruptive innovations that are changing the way we think about construction processes. They bring new opportunities to integrate and connect up a building’s technical installations. The project makes use, in particular, of the Unity3D platform, openBIM tools, and the MQTT protocol. The NeighborHub, which came top in the Solar Decathlon 2017, has been reassembled at the blueFACTORY. It has an entirely modular software architecture, and was designed in accordance with the IoT paradigm. Current research seeks to demonstrate the opportunities and relevance of a convergence between IoT and BIM, and should greatly simplify the design and configuration of technical management systems for buildings, as well as generating human-building interfaces.

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