PwC BIM Benefits Methodology and Report — Centre for Digital Built Britain

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.

Source: PwC BIM Benefits Methodology and Report — Centre for Digital Built Britain

Graph + Linked Data for document retrieval

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.

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Linked data LDAC 2018

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.

Skosmos: BUILDVOC – Thesaurus for the built environment

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

  • -projects
  • -processes
  • -events

Source: Skosmos: BUILDVOC – Thesaurus for the built environment

What is the Asset Information Model (AIM)? | NBS

Source: What is the Asset Information Model (AIM)? | NBS

Our guide to the Asset Information ModelAll the information that is needed to support the management and operation of the built asset (infrastructure or building). This can be formed partly from the PIM at the handover stage of a project. It differs from the PIM in that it consists only of the information that is needed to support the ... or AIMAll the information that is needed to support the management and operation of the built asset (infrastructure or building). This can be formed partly from the PIM at the handover stage of a project. It differs from the PIM in that it consists only of the information that is needed to support the ..., what it’s used for, and by whom, and when across the lifecycle of a digital construction project.

What is the Asset Information Model (AIM)?

https://www.thenbs.com/knowledge/what-is-the-asset-information-model-aim
The Asset Information ModelAll the information that is needed to support the management and operation of the built asset (infrastructure or building). This can be formed partly from the PIM at the handover stage of a project. It differs from the PIM in that it consists only of the information that is needed to support the ... or AIMAll the information that is needed to support the management and operation of the built asset (infrastructure or building). This can be formed partly from the PIM at the handover stage of a project. It differs from the PIM in that it consists only of the information that is needed to support the ... 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 ModelThis is the term for the information (graphical, non-graphical, documentation) which is developed during the design/construction phase of the project. Information that forms the PIM is created by the project team and sits within the CDE. As the project develops so too will the PIM, which will ... (PIMThis is the term for the information (graphical, non-graphical, documentation) which is developed during the design/construction phase of the project. Information that forms the PIM is created by the project team and sits within the CDE. As the project develops so too will the PIM, which will ...) is developed during the design and construction phase of a project in response to requirements set out in Employer’s Information Requirements (EIRThis is the document which determines what the client (the ‘Employer’) wants from the project, as delivered by the project team. It identifies what the client would expect to be delivered during both the delivery and handover phases including responsibility, timescales, format and level of ...). 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 detailThe Level of Detail defines the amount of graphical information a model contains. 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 (OIRThis defines what data/information is required to achieve an organization’s strategic objectives. The OIR may be developed from an ISO 55001, Asset management system.) 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.

New document by the KTN: Whole-Life Performance: what does it mean in the building sector?

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.

▶ BBC One – Breakfast, 27/01/2015, The amazing 3D printed heart

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.