Intelligent lifecycle management is essential to ensure the sustainable development of landscapes. Unfortunately, various challenges still exist in achieving model creation, data transmission, project coordination, and plant maintenance.
Integrated use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Mix Reality (MR) techniques could help establish digital representations of objects with semantic information. Such integration of BIM and MR offers instinctual interactions by blending the physical and digital worlds.
The authors propose a framework based on the BIM and MR for intelligent management during the planting and maintenance processes of landscapes. The framework includes two parts, 1) to establish a parameterized method for detailed plant model creation based on CAD, Excel, Dynamo, and Revit, and 2) to establish a collaborative management method for plant maintenance through BIM model and MR device.
The intelligent lifecycle management framework proposed in this study can achieve 1) establish detailed models for various plants, 2) capture spatiotemporal changes of plants across four seasons for model updating, 3) allow real-time data transmission for effective project coordination, and 4) remote maintenance of various plants. Furthermore. The authors use the Jinhu Park project in the Xiong'an New District of China as a case study to validate the proposed framework.
Results show that the integrated use of BIM and MR for lifecycle management of landscapes could help to improve the level of collaboration among multiple participants and the quality of plant lifecycle management. The proposed framework could support the sustainable development of landscapes in real practice.