Recently, increasing attention has been paid to cloud computing, big data and internet of things and their integration with building information modeling (BIM) technology in construction projects. However, a unified integrated application framework has not been established. Based on extensive literature review, this paper holds that cloud computing, big data, internet of things and BIM are all necessary to serve construction project management. In this light, a unified integrated application framework was built. Additionally, we reviewed previous studies and applications of integration of BIM and related technologies, as well as the state of art of key technology and software development, giving a summary of existing applications. Finally, this paper discusses the challenges and future trends, pointing out that further research needs to focus on basic theory and multi-technology integration.
In January 2020, this paper was selected as the best paper of Journal of Graphics of the year 2018, see here for detail. Meanwhile, the paper is also one of the CNKI’s most downloaded papers of this journal, see here for detail.
Recommended citation: Zhang, Y., Lin, J.*, Zhang, J. (2018). "Present and Future of Integrated Applications of BIM, Cloud Computing, Big Data and Internet of Things" Journal of Graphics. 39(5): 806-816. doi: 10.11996/JG.j.2095-302X.2018050806
Funding：National Key R&D Program of China, Young Elite Scientists Sponsorship Program by China Association for Science and Technology, Tsinghua-Glodon Joint Research Center for BIM