Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE credits
In the construction industry today there is a significant technological revolution going
on. New methods for automated processes and information management are developed
continuously. Intense studies are currently taking place to ensure ways and means to
embrace the new technology of BIM.
At the present, environmental certification systems are considered cumbersome and
challenging. However, the increasing demands of sustainable development in the construction
industry imply that the environmental certifications will not disappear. This
Master Thesis examines the possibilities to apply BIM technology within the field of
environmental certifications to streamline the processes.
The applications that provide the best opportunities are:
- To use BIM to be able to, during the design stage, dynamically evaluate the result
or score a certain building will achieve.
- To avoid unnecessary work through collection of data for calculations directly
from a BIM-model.
- To be able to automate certain time consuming calculations that are currently
- To automatically examine the completed model to ensure that the demands are
The possibilities to use BIM within these areas are however limited by the technology
itself. Today there are no BIM applications within the field that work satisfyingly, which
hinders a large-scale implementation.