BIM and “Blockchain” combination

The Spanish construction company FCC has completed in Dublin the first project in the world to combine BIM and “Blockchain”, two buildings on the campus of the Grangegorman University. To achieve this, a platform has been created that pairs both solutions with the aim of improving the company’s productivity and guaranteeing excellence in processes and results through the automation of on-site quality control and management methods.

The use of the BIM methodology is mandatory to be awarded a public works contract in Spain. Its implementation is advancing at a fast pace and it is required for many different types of projects. So far this year, 161 tenders have been published for a total of 148 million euros that include this requirement, according to the CBIM Observatory of the Ministry of Transport. As we can see, BIM is becoming, day by day, a crucial methodology for the development of projects in the construction sector and therefore we should not overlook it.

It is true that both BIM and “Blockchain”, a distributed and secure database thanks to the encryption of its components, can be used separately and that there is already a lot of automation in the sector. However, by combining the qualities provided by “Blockchain” and BIM, the project gains in traceability and automation, ensuring quality, agility in the purchasing, monitoring and control processes, among many other things.

With a budget of 220 million, this first work to be carried out with both innovative methodologies has received the “Breeam” sustainable construction certification. Let us all follow FCC’s example and take advantage of BIM and “Blockchain”.

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