Roughan & O’Donovan (ROD) has, as a member of the INTERLINK research consortium, won a buildingSMART Special Distinction award for the application of open BIM standards.

A two-year international research project, INTERLINK examined the use of BIM for civil infrastructure asset management on behalf of the Conference of European Directors of Roads (CEDR).

The project, which began in September 2016, successfully demonstrated how road asset information management could be improved by integrating BIM and GIS standards with established Semantic Web technologies. 

ROD Associate Aonghus O’Keeffe, who played a leading role in the project, welcomed the award win as a significant development for the industry:

buildingSMART’s acknowledgement of our research represents a wider trend across standardisation bodies to recognise the potential of Semantic Web technologies in construction and asset management.

The award winners were announced at the International Standards Summit in Tokyo on Tuesday 16 October.

Read more about INTERLINK and its implications for our industry.