Building Information Modeling - Built2Spec

Stretching the potential of Building Information Modeling to the construction site and beyond

BIM is often perceived as the holy grail for construction practice. In a fragmented industry of conflicting interests, proprietary file formats and misunderstanding using BIM can still lead to data loss and frustration.

However, the potential of using open standards and complementary BIM-tools in collaborative design is increasingly being realized.

Stretching the potential of BIM to the construction site and beyond is our next objective, and we start today!

In Built2Spec we use the information in BIM to check whether the as-built situation complies with the design – not just after the project is delivered but also during the construction process.

Relevant information from the BIM is made available on-site. This information is compared to what the user can see, measure and test with the exciting technologies that are developed in Built2Spec. We will use the open BIM-dataformat IFC and the BIMserver platform as the basis to develop interfaces with various other data formats (e.g. sensor data, measurement data, images).


  • Check whether the as-built situation complies with the design
  • During the construction process and after the project
  • Relevant information available on-site
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