It is not scaremongering when you have observed this first hand!
It is not scaremongering when you have observed this first hand!
It has been nearly 4 months since my last confession. No, that is not the way it was supposed to start!
I promise not to be away so long next time. Suffice to say I have been up to my eyes in the world of Information Requirements and Client interactions. So to keep this short I shall impart these words “Information Management/Manager” predates PAS and is causing me no end of challenges!
With the advent of “always on” connections we lost that control over knowing the software we using is doing in the background without our knowledge. Whilst it can be benign it can also cause mysterious “hangs” and sluggish response in applications. Also did that “no I do not want to share my data” really work? This tool might ease your mind. It lists every connection both local and internet and tells you which app is doing what and when. You can even stop that process if you want to. Very useful.
In the context of BS1192 the UK is steadily moving toward a future that results in high quality asset information delivered to owners. This is a great step forward for the UK and the industry.
The industry must begin to put data at the centre…. We believe this is the only way to reach Level 3 BIM.
In most 3D model centric workflows the benefit seen by the owner is not as easily seen by the design and construction teams. To get benefits from management and collecting information the industry must begin to put data at the centre. In this approach the 3D model is just one of many possible connected kinds of information that can describe an asset. We believe this is the only way to reach Level 3 BIM.
In this class I will describe this approach and provide case studies on how HOK is beginning to move to a data centric view in our project processes. The class will also provide illustrations of how we are beginning to use like FME and dRofus to enable this transition on top of open standards like IFC and BCF.
Greg SchleusnerFirmwide Director of buildingSMART Innovation – HOK
We would prefer a fusion process over fission. At the moment there are a lot of people in between activities. Similar to the days of operators connecting calls. New technology in an old implementation.We are trying to use technology in a forward thinking way but hitching it to a process that does not support it. Rocket booster size/train/track width/chariot wheel base. Things were around drawings so the trend was to have things around a model. Is this right?
You need to be able to stitch this all together. A thing exists and it has an identifier. After linking ensure that you can continue to mine data about a thing. How do you link laserscans to space data?With flexibility come great opportunities. Computers are not doing enough for us. A lot of the tools we like are those we watch work. Bcf is made for people and not for computers. Software vendors don’t recognise this paradigm. Bcf transmits object ID and a carbon unit based description. Not computable format. I thought the cloud was computers and not just disc drives. Why are we asking so little?CMC – carbon monitored computerWhat are we working on:Separate data from modelFocused workflowsIdentify out needs.
Sharing data, keeping it live. You have to wait until someone is complete until you can work with it. Once you articulate the challenge you can start to see the solution. Light location, housing, wiring. Three models of the same decision. Allowing a shared but separate representation, needs to be solved. Sometimes lots of effort but you also need action.
Needs : database, translator that can talk to databases and a model store.
Recipe for the test kitchen. Drofus, FME and 3D repo as tools. Drofus works on an open source database which FME can see. Www.safe.comFME acts as a router. Manipulate information as its passed through. Links to google docs and spreadsheets. It can carry out data validation of solids etc. 3d repo model store can be queried, data and geometry. Version control and differencing. Example – what were the last 10 operating theatres you did and what do they look like. Version control and differencing. One step synching and communication. You can put web based input the system. So maps. Query the context from open street map.
Drofus tracks changes well using differencing. Data needs to be portable, assessable, transformable and flow automatically.
“They are two things I don’t like change and the way things are. “
Drofus makes unique spaces rather than types which challenges use at scheme design. Robust but not complete 3d dats handling.
Photogrammetry is one of the most promising areas in bridging the physical world and the synthetic. Especially in civil and infrastructure construction where surveying traditionally is a manual and labor consuming task. The convergence of several trends such as miniaturization, cloud computing and augmented reality has enabled NCC to combine technologies to create an autonomous surveying platform based on a photogrammetry and traditional surveying techniques.
At NCC this has not only given us the opportunity to accurately survey larger areas with the same resources but it has also contributed to giving the surveyor role a new and innovative face.
We will outline some of the key drivers behind the program together with some figures on the potential savings photogrammetry can give.
Showing a number of use cases for a small Arial platform only using a camera; from initial area assessments increasing the accuracy in bids to calculating total volumes extracted from quarries, determining progress on road construction to producing as built accurate models of sewage and freshwater pipes in residential areas. Quickly capturing reality data and moving it into the virtual world creating a correct representation of the current environment to be used in the design, both for new production and for renovation.
Patrik LindvallManager ICT Applications – NCC Construction Sweden
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
This is a session not just for manufacturers but for everyone involved in specification. We will look at the key considerations associated with specification and BIM and how BIM is set to shape and change the entire process.
Craig SewellBrand and Marketing Director – Cubicle Centre
Bim is not unique or limited to the design phase. The NBS toolkit for all. 3 or 4 years ago people would not have “got” the need for the toolkit.
Who needs what, when and why?
“The house that BIMstore built.”
As a manufacturer using BIM to improve their internal processes. Aim to get their components in early.
“You can never have too much information” dependant on procurement and project type. Recurring type of project versus the one off.
“Less is more” focuses people on why a piece of information is important.
Two levels of components. One for manufacture and one for specification.
Having the data fields and actually filled in with the correct data.
Need for a simple tool for manufacturers to contribute their data without the complexity.
Structures are well on board, MEP are having to in order to meet the FM. Architects are not full engaged in a model centric process.
Procurement is a focus to achieve a soft landing for information delivery to construct.
In a circular economy a buildings value varies over its lifecycle.
Cobie has actually got us all talking about data. It’s a stepping stone.
Cobie the data schema versus cobie the spreadsheet.