Digital transformation tsunami

The digital transformation is now focusing on construction procurement. It has happened in Banking, Business to Consumer markets and the change is rapid. Large established businesses that did not embrace this change have been laid waste. Three elements are fundamental to the process of procurement in the following order: Discovery Price Availability Discovery A product

What has the Semantic Web ever done for BIM?

If you don’t know what the semantic web is then here is a link to Wikipedia “The Semantic Web provides a common framework that allows data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries” The sematic web was discussed in the late 1990’s popularised in the 2000’s, standards produced and revised

COBie : Ironmongery Schedules

In COBie there is no published example in the offical documentation of how to include assemblies of asset types (products) and associate them to asset instances (components) such as doors with ironmongery sets. The primary driver of COBie was to focus on managed assets. Door furniture, card key access and automatic closing systems are more

BIM: O&M generated from Asset Data

Introduction Would the design and construction process benefit from generating the Building Owners manual / Operations and Maintenance Manuals using the building asset data? If this is possible then would it also work for the Building Log book, Health and Safety file? Please don’t think this is a magic bullet the axiom “rubbish in rubbish

AIM:How we create COBie from PDF’s

We have for years been faced with building Asset Information Models with very rough data. From scanned handover drawings, PDF scan, PDF vector ,Plot Files, 2D Cad. Even today with the wider use of 3D Building Modeling we are having to use our tools built developed over years the years. Our journey with BIM is probably