The ELASSTIC BIM concept by TNO

BIM stands for Building Information Modelling; sometimes also referred to as ‘Building Information Management’. In the base, BIM is about data. It is a collective term to highlight the industry’s movement from paper based operations to data based operations. But BIM is more. BIM is also a collection of virtual objects with properties and relations. Because a computer has semantic awareness of the objects, intelligent operations can be performed on the data. Thus, new doors are opened for more efficient and intelligent processes. This is interesting for the design process for safe and secure buildings. It is best to take safety and security along from the early design phase. BIM can support this, by bringing together different technologies and by coordinating the communication.

The ELASSTIC concept consists of four main clusters of technology:

  • Building Information (BIM)
  • Simulation models
  • Sensor information
  • Multi Criteria Analyses’ (MCA)

The Elasstic concept is about the communication between these four main technology groups.

Figure 1: the ELASSTIC concept
The ideal situation would be if simulation models can be run in an automated, autonomous way without human interference, and that the output of the simulations is automatically fed into the MCA tool to show the results in terms of the predefined Key Performance Indicators of the design. Then this ELASSTIC BIM concept makes it possible to have immediate feedback on the performance of the design without unnecessary delays. In the ELASSTIC project a good step forward was made toward the realisation of the ELASSTIC BIM concept. A proof of technology was build and a use case was tested.


ELASSTIC Project Finalized
Final ELASSTIC Workshop


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 312632 

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