The 3 Laws of AIM

Inspired by Issac Azimovs 3 laws of robotics I have engineered my own 3 guiding laws to ensure Asset Information Models (AIM) are assembled coherently for this age “the internet of BIM” where data is at the centre. AIM is orientated around the built environment and an AIM may contain all the data for physical

The Architecture of a Template

Nearly everyone involved in the construction industry are using templates in some form or other be they a creator or consumer of digital information. In BIM, the common understanding for the use of templates is in the context of components from generic design elements holding specification performance requirements to products with actual performance data. Templates

Why is COBie relevant to Building Owners

Why is COBie (Construction Operation Building Information Exchange) relevant to Building Owners: It can take 6 to 12 months before a Building Owners Facility Management teams to populate numerous systems with data to manage a new building. Despite the best intentions of the construction delivery team the paper/digital documents of Operations and Maintenance are invariably

Why is SPie relevant to Product Manufacturers

Why is SPie (Specifiers Properties Information Exchange) relevant to Product Manufacturers: The prime driver for manufacturers is to sell products. Many manufacturers marketing under the banner of BIM are providing geometry model versions of their products with all the data attached. Manufacturers are being encouraged to do this in the expectation that specifiers will use