The UrbanBIM project develops interoperability between metadata generated by the emerging technologies of BIM (Building Information Modelling) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS), so that all information can flow into these systems and reinterpreted to exhaustive knowledge of urban developments and rehabilitation from an environmental point of view, as the principal measure of integration in the triple helix of knowledge:

Example of interrelation in the triple helix in UrbanBIM project

To contribute to the solution of the above described, the objectives of this project are the following:
- integrate BIM tools across all strands of the triple helix in the construction sector: Public bodies - Companies - Universities
- implement on municipal public bodies the calculation of CO2 emissions at all stages involved in construction at urban level, both developments and rehabilitations
- raise awareness on the climate change problem in the most influence strata within the construction sector
- provide information about the emissions of each product/building/urban plan
- improve interoperability between emerging technologies (BIM) and those already implemented in public bodies (GIS)
- create a computer tool that is open to researchers, architects, engineers and civil servants in the construction sector, who can improve and refine the project beyond the end of the project to facilitate its adaptability of new metadata capable of being generated by BIM in the future
- contribute to the implementation of digital cities making everything related to urban planning and urban management in a database that multiply their benefits, with the applicability that this will entail in the development of other research areas such as Big-Data and Internet of Things (IoT)
- gradual implementation in municipalities and then grow nationally and internationally, contributing to a new and more advanced document management model of our cities at urban level.