Dr. Dimitris Kontaxis presented our work entitled “Wireless Sensor Network Topology Design for Building Information Modelling” at MOCAST 2021 during the Sensors and System Session held last Monday (05.07.2021). This work is funded by BIMERR EU project and is co-authored by George Tsoulos and Georgia Athanasiadou.
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a critical element for the ‘digitalization’ of the construction industry and can be exploited for energy-driven renovation procedures of existing residences. BIM requires IoT data streams related to indoor/outdoor ambient conditions, as well as to energy consumption parameters of the residences. The data streams require the deployment of robust Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), able to capture and transmit real-time data to appropriate Cloud-based renovation toolkits. The technology and topology of such networks is addressed in this paper. The paper sets the lines for similar installations, required by the construction industry for BIM production, since it is the outcome of actual WSN installations, after extensive site surveys and field trials.