To evaluate the actual impact BIM deployment has on asset planning, delivery and operation, PwC were commissioned to develop a BIM Benefits Measurement Methodology (BMM). The BMM sets out a measurement rational and model, whilst the Application Report tests deployment of the BMM on projects that have used BIM in their delivery. As well as providing a methodology for measuring benefits, the BMM Benefits Framework is intended help to define potential BIM benefits from the project outset, following industry plan of work stages. The BMM and associated Report documents are available below.
The Graph below represents many months of research into relationships that occur during the development of building projects, considering how BIM interacts
with other ‘things’ the structure is based on the NBS Periodic Table of BIM, please explore the ‘links’ between different objects.
The following graph, represents a number of months of work combining the following:
-eprints document repository with ontology plugin (to import ‘subjects’ from external sources)
-sparql endpoint for the relationships to be stored in linked rdf format
-linked open graph which gives the ability to navigate the documents by subject, and other relationships
In the following months I will be writing about how you might be able to use link data in your business, this will focused on the construction sector, but the principles are the same.
Great workshops today at the linked data conference in London at LCU, reviewed some outstanding research into how BIM and linked / structure data could be used together, one of my favourites was from Cardiff university looking how structured sparql queries could assist in reviewing building regulations compliance. Which the construction industry needs tools like this to connect “design” to the real world i.e law.
Building Information Modelling Management (BIMM) is at the forefront of this vocabulary, giving users a reliable source of definitions and concepts.
These terms will be used to promote consistency, efficiency in the built environment.
These concepts / subjects could be used for data exchanges, file naming of structured and unstructured data during the lifecycle of buildings.
In future these concepts will be utilised in other named triple store graphs
2018 Workshop on Linked Data in Architecture and Construction, which takes place in London, UK
The Asset Information Model or AIM is a term used to describe the collated set of information gathered from all sources that supports the ongoing management of an asset.
The AIM serves as a single source of validated and approved information that relates to a built asset and is used during the operational phase of a building. It is a term that may relate to a single asset, a system of combined assets, or an organisation’s entire portfolio of assets.
Where does the production of the AIM fit in a BIM workflow?
The PAS 1192 suite of documents provide defined processes, such as collaboration using shared models developed to common standards, as well as activities including model co-ordination, interface management, and information quality management.
The Project Information Model (PIM) is developed during the design and construction phase of a project in response to requirements set out in Employer’s Information Requirements (EIR). The PIM will typically consist of a federated building information model, a range of non-graphical data and documentation. Starting off as a design intent model, level of detail will increase and, eventually, become a virtual construction model containing all objects need to be manufactured, constructed or installed.
At project completion required information from the PIM is transferred to the AIM in accordance with the processes and data set out in the EIR. This process is set out in detail in PAS 1192:3.
What information is contained in the AIM?
The AIM comprises models, data, documents and other records related to or required for the operational phase of an asset.
It might include information outlining the original design intent, details of ownership, survey work undertaken, operational performance details as well as 3D models developed on the project.
Who uses the information in the AIM and what for?
The AIM is used by clients, end users and facility managers as a building enters the Operation and In Use phases of the project lifecycle.
Building owner/occupiers will use the data and information contained in the AIM to answer the Organisational Information Requirements (OIR) to support business operations.
Asset management suppliers will use the data contained in the AIM to manage their activities effectively.
The AIM should deliver a fully-populated asset data set that can, if required, be used by computer-aided facility management systems (CAFM). This software allows facility managers to plan, execute and monitor activities required to deliver proactive and reactive maintenance, explore space configuration and manage moves. Vendors like Bentley (Asset Wise), Business Collaborator (BC), Ecodomus (BIM Platform) and others produce software products that allow an asset information model to be established.
Whole-life performance is increasingly talked about within the building sector. But what is it and why is it important?
A new document titled “Building Whole-Life Performance” has been developed by the Built Environment Knowledge Transfer Network. It provides answers, examples and references for those who are interesting in knowing more about the topic.
Building Whole-Life Performance – innovateuk.
A two year old girl who was born with a serious heart defect has had a life saving operation thanks to a 3D printer.
Mina had a hole between two chambers of her heart, but doctors were able to use the printer to create a model to help surgeons plan the operation.
We were joined by Mina and her mum Natasha, along with Dr Tarique Hussain who printed off the model of her heart.
▶ BBC One – Breakfast, 27/01/2015, The amazing 3D printed heart.