Is Construction Industry Ready for City Information Modeling?
City Information Modeling generally involves building a 3D city model that connects with BIM and other contextual data source or analysis tool of various city components, including buildings, roads and public spaces (open data), streetlights (sensors/IoT), and even people on the street (social media). CIM is definitely useful for architects and planners in individual building, campus, and town planning projects of any scale. By connecting BIM to CIM, users are provided with an interactive, content-rich 3D city model environments, where data can be accessed, analyzed and shared anywhere in the world, in real time. But is construction industry ready for city information modeling? Panel of experts will deliberate.