@BIMShowLive Sainsbury’s Digital Estate – Harvesting Asset Data from Existing 2D DWGs

Sainsbury’s Digital Estate – Harvesting Asset Data from Existing 2D DWGs
Mike and Mark will tell the story of Sainsbury’s BIM Journey and how it is now part of a much bigger Digital Estate Programme. The implementation team has dealt with a series of curve balls over the last 18 months implementing a new common data environment together with a project to harvest object and room area data from over 1400 existing 2D store drawings. They will talk about the cultural challenges, the tech and the standards and introduce you to SID and SAM, the characters who now help them explain to colleagues what digital estate will mean to them.
Speaker: Michael Barber, Sainsbury’sVIEW BIOG
Speaker: Mark Stoggell, PCSGVIEW BIOG
Buzzsaw. BIW. Network drives. Store space for store fit out plans. One place for tracking data. ICON – component type – 17 years of standards. Petrol filling station database. How to make 2D plans as intelligent. Project hive for snagging and KPI. And more ….
Info in lots of different places. No single source but how do you integrate. 

Work done around 3D models and objects. 
Used for stakeholder communisation as most of it is a big shed. 

The rise of the discounters. 

#image. 

High speed creates challenges with version control. 

Carried out model audit. Do drawings match and do as builts match. 

Sometimes quicker to do retrospective collection then to hunt down archive data. 

Aim

To digitise and effectively manage all data related to building and asset information. Delivering a love view of the existing and future estate. 

The right systems – defined data – culture and training – the right proces. 
Deliver three things. 

The filing cabinet. 

A database. 

Process manager. For right place and right time. 
Went for business collaborator. 

Subject matter experts : PCSG

Evaluated the client as having models but not even level 1 BIM from an information point of view. 
Asset hierarchy. 

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Translate BIM terms into the client langauage. 

Classification jif or jif?

Selling space. Not basmemet. Lower ground floor. 

Cultural challenges. Address through engagement and comms. 
Valdiated information prior to consolidation into BC.

7500 fit out components and spec items. 

Only links are used to connect data, the data is not pulled into the model. 

Able to do this due to a long established use of iCON

Now have a national database of their trading estate. 
All linked through One Property. Used some API work to do system connections. 

Plan is to move this forward into IFC. 

Key is making people accountable for checking. 

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@BIMShowLive Scaled Robotics

Keynote by Stuart MaggsWe have not changed that much since 1930 construction methods at its core. 

Doing new things – vertical progress 

Copying things that work – horizontal progress. 

Spreading inneficieny through globalisation is obviously bad. 

Construction productive has flat lined. 

There have been huge advances in software. 

Reduce in structural materials by new analysis/design/manufacture skills and process. 

We design digitally but still construct manually. 

We are constrained by our tools. 

We now have greater complexity with tighter margins. 

Solution? Robotics? 3D printing? 

Problem – the printer needs to be bigger than the object being printed. Not scaleable. 

Swap out the big machine for smaller/agile machines. 

Manual – passive – active – interactive – proactive – intelligent. Stages of robotics and sensing with perception to be interactive. 

It is easier to fill a volume than to optimise it. Moulds/form work. 

Speed vs quality using additive manufacturing. Team based robots address this. 

Resolution – cost – flexibility – scaleability. 

Cheap hardware with sophisticated software. 

Phase 1 is being worked on. First prototype in the next 6 months on site. 

Onsite connection to the digital model. Finding errors in real time. 

Simulations currently to test algorithms 

Real time registration and understanding of the robot perceived environment. 

Cross reference model with robot data. 

Once data is captured then the robot can act upon the environment. 

“Acting on the world”

Marking out drywall 35-45m per hour. Robot could do 360m per hour. 

Easy to use. 

Collection platform. 

Onsite digital layer of infrastructure. 

Stuart@scaledrobotics.com

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@BIMShowLive Integrated Project Insurance: turning construction on its head…because BIM alone cannot do it!

Integrated Project Insurance: turning construction on its head…because BIM alone cannot do it!
WARNING: not recommended for people who are set in their ways and who don’t like change!
There is always strong focus around the technology side of BIM but for this to work efficiently and to get true value from BIM as an industry we need to take a long hard look at ourselves.
We are notorious for being ‘behind the times’, for blaming each other, being reactive and for being unproductive – BIM on its own is not going to solve all these problems.
We need to go back to basics, look at how construction projects are structured and how we behave within them – to do this we need to change procurement, which in turn means changing what we know and how we go about delivering projects.
The 2011 construction strategy introduced three new methods of procurement one of which was Integrated Project Insurance (IPI).
The session will explore why current procurement methods make us unproductive and wasteful as an industry.
It will introduce IPI as a new form of procurement and run through the basics of the new method.
It will explore the connections between IPI and BIM methodologies.

Finally, it will focus on the world’s first IPI project at Dudley College and lessons learned.

Speaker: Emma Hooper, Metz ArchitectsVIEW BIOG
Fragmented. Inneffective. Adversarial. Is this really our industry?

Wrote a paper – rethinking the practice of construction. 

Adopt partnering and become lean. 

We still need to deliver better value. 

Information is not flat. 

Information chaos theory. Too much information. Causes errors and increase risk. Standards and process bring order to this. 

Information waste. 

Lack of or over production. Duplication by redesign by supply chain

Unproductive information. Liability and silos to assign risks and blame. 

Information barriers. 

If construction/building were products then the client would take it back for a refund. 

BIM can fix it? We need to look at prevention rather than sticky plasters. 

Egan and Latham did not ask industry And clients to improve what we have but to reinvent it. 

Project structure and behaviour need to change. BIM can’t do it alone. 

We need to change procurement. Fear of liability has taken over. 

The Game of Blame. 

Where there is uncertainty we revert to type. 

Time to reset the industry through the mellenials in management positions. 

IPI : Need – select – align – prepare – execute – monitor. 

Client has to set a well defined need. 

Constructor and not contractor. 

3 new roles under IPI

Is gain share proportionate? Equal to all apart from one. 

Always refer back to need at each stage. 

Dudley college advance2 first IPI project. 12m FE college facility. 

One pool of knowledge. 

#image

Object matrix, primary models and secondary models (analysis)

Roles redefined on a work package basis rather than discipline. 

It’s all about selection. Language and education. Work with them and use non BIM speak. Someone who is willing to change and learn and not someone who lies on a form. 

Interface between jargon and BAU. Huge BIM docs are not going to help. 

What’s next. Need to carry on momentum. Generational shirt. 

Distributed ledger. Blockchain. Smart contracts and cryptocurrency. 

Potential transparent payment. 

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Summary #image

Www.gov.uk and search integrated project insurance. 

Area to be looked at is how to incentivise sub contractors. 

Need more clients to take on IPI. 

Behavioural workshops were part of the PQQ/ITT process. 

Mindset change was the hardest part. 

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@BIMShowLive Legals of BIM

Digital Construction’s Wonder Women present The Justice Legals of BIMIs the BIM Protocol as robust as the Lasso of Truth? Are the Employer’s Information Requirements and the BIM Execution Plan as sturdy as indestructible bracelets?
Sarah and Ashleigh will dispel the legal myths around digital construction and discuss the legal structure behind BIM. This presentation will look at what is required legally to implement Level 2 BIM, whether current contracts and procurement routes cater for this and how this is all being approached in practice.
Speaker: Ashleigh Cole, Herbert Smith FreehillsVIEW BIOG
Speaker: Sarah Rock, Herbert Smith FreehillsVIEW BIOG
Putting theory into practice. 

Generally act for developer clients. 

What do you want from BIM – procurement – legal considerations – documentation and BIM protocols – roles and responsibilities 
The 8 pillars 1192-2 to 5. DPoW. Classification. GSL and BIM protocol. 
Current market. Closer to level 1+ no level 2 projects yet. 
Contract architecture and risk. Big picture. 

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The why is then captured in the docs. 

Test how BIM is applied at each stage of the procurement process. 

BIM used across all contract types. 

You can contract for a collaborative project but you need a collaborative mindset. 

Reliability for pricing. Efficacy investigation possibly. 

Who is responsible for federating information multi main contract models? Not always clear or considered. 

Examples of the supply chain being unable to keep up with information delivery and quality. This needs to be assessed during procurement. 

JCT2016 amendments need to be closely scrutinised. 

Consider feeding into smart cities. 

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What is the status of the model. Is it a contract document? Are the scopes of services consistent across the consultant team. E.g. Attendance of coordination meetings. 

Will contractor move into a compliance role. 

Will 2D still have a place. 

Sub-sub contractors. All data or sub sets. 

Is the model a contract deliverable. It’s in the EIR.

Documentation 

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BIM protocol 

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Standard form is currently undergoing comments. 

Options. CIC. Amend. Or bespoke. The industry is used to a contract with a schedule of amendments. 

CIC is one size fits all. Not ideal and ambitious to try and address all contracts. 

Look at some of the clauses. 

E.g. CIC takes priority over a bespoke appointment this creates an “interesting” situation. 

Review IP if it fits with the rest of the contract. 

“Reasonable” is a tricky word. 

Design responsibility vs MPDT. How are they aligned. 

CDE 

#image

Split clouds at client gateway. Seeing this being more common. 

Roles and responsibilities. 

Information manager. 

Comes down to scopes as to whether they facilitate or do. 

#image

Good results around independent consultant. 

How can you sign up to reasonable care for non designers looking at design documents. No case law. 
Because every contract is separate you do need a document that is over arching so that’s the protocol. So protocol becomes non negotiable.
In the deal of novation is when you tweak common reference terms. 

When the employer becomes someone different as responsibility cascades. 
Responsibly to site risk and ground conditions are a heavily negotiated area. Risk sits with the person who is best able to manage it. Negotiation and debate. 

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@BIMShowLive 2017 keynotes

Kicking off with the Keynotes
David Philp opens. 

Technology in usd already. Silent headphones for some sessions to counter the acoustics. 

The mandate gets a mention and the growth of standards. 

Capabilities on the rise. 

U.K. BIM alliance and women in BIM. 

Client intervention is one of the motivators for digitisation. 

Scotland 2017 BIM becomes policy. 

Don’t forget level 1 as the stepping stone to level 2. 

BIM task group morphing into digital built Britain. 

State of the nation

Speaker: Rob Charlton, Space GroupVIEW BIOG
Recognition of the impact of the wedge diagram. 

Key topics are innovation. 

The venue is where Stephensons rocket was designed and built. 

Water/steam, electricity, automation and cyber physical systems. The 4 revolutions. 

Interoperable, information, assistance and decisions – industry 4.0

Design and prototype. Define and validate. Manufacture and assemble. Operate and maintain. (Level 3 and DBB)

Today is about the leading edge. 

Plan for BIM show live 2022 to be in Edinburgh. Steady migration north. 

 
Keynote Address – Mark Shayler

Speaker: Mark Shayler, VIEW BIOG

Disruption : where will to end?

Your parents dreams for you involve no risk. You need to move beyond these to take risks for yourself. 

Good ideas have the potential to have negative impacts. With action comes responsibility. 
Side projects can end up being main projects. 

What do you want to be today?

If you stand for nothing you will fall for anything. 

We are living in a time that is the most dynamic ever. 
West to east. 

Male to female. 

Old to young. It not about age it’s about thinking. 

Retailer to consumer. Power is in the consumers hand. 

Professional to amateur. Democratisation of tools. 

Physical to digital. Linear matters. Vinyl you play in sequence without skipping and inserting. 

Facts to post-truth. 

Jobs to a calling. Do good stuff all along. Life offset is not the way to go. 

Product to service. 

People to machines. 
People bought more through digital selection because there was no guilt than when faced with a human. (Mc Donald’s)

Maxwells law of accelerating returns. 
You job in 30 years may well exist but not in the way it does today. 

57% of jobs in the OECD are at risk. 

We have lit the touch paper and we don’t know where it’s going. 

Realtime assessment of data will reduce labour. 

AI and algorithms are not always right. It’s how it’s applied. 

Right hand to wipe and left hand to swipe. 

Tantalum mines and the phone upgrade culture. Not disruptive just plain bad. 

Verbage – business bollocks – declarations based on fear of reality. 

Purpose makes you stronger. Start with why. – Simon S.

Sell outputs and not the fear. 

Go back to why your business exists in the first place. 

It’s easier to be brilliant than average as it’s a smaller group. 

Diversity makes businesses better. 

Nice businesses win as they attract the best talent. 

Talent lifts you above everyone else. 

Cheap is not going to help you win. 

Not average, cheap or a bastard. 

Chase great work and the Money will come to you. 

It’s easy to let go of your purpose but there is always time to change. 

Chronos time. Khiros time. 

The shift has hit the fan. 

Paul mason on the end of capitalism.

Dollar shave club – video. 

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. 

Better people make better businesses. Sleep. Eat well. Run. Do yoga. Be nice to people. 

@greenape
James Pellat – head of projects great Portland estates. 

(BIM technologies)

Unlocking potential. 

What a client wants from BIM. You just haven’t provided it yet. 

Refers to the Strava app. Data gives a sense of direction and all the things I never knew I needed. 

What can we use data for?

Collection has taken time over 7 projects and 6 years. 

Design well for the operation of the asset. 

Encourage desbate about what good looks like. 

Still improvement to be made in collaboration. Challenge clients in intelligent ways. What are you doing to encourage your client. Bring good ideas to clients. 

Everyone needs to be able to make money. 

Most FM companies rely on crap information. Soft landings approach appoints FM during the process. 

Using the model to communicate to the building manager what they are going to get. 

Empowered designers but back in 2012. Had to pay more at the time. 

27 sub contractors of which 11 had in house BIM and outsourced by 16. 

QR codes linked to instructional videos for site workers to instruct good practice. 

Focus on solutions not on th design. Richer conversation. 

73/89 Oxford street. MEP using revit as primary source of information. 

Jacked up the facade made possible by being able to focus on solutions. 

Refurb for one project. Digitise paper to make structural model and then verify by scan. 

Outputs used as a sales tool for communication. 

People solve things with a digital tool and not the other way around. 

Enhance productivity and collaboration at the heart. 

Accept it can be frustrating. For every pound invested at least 2 are saved. 

BIM helps but not in isolation. 

Trough in December 2014 and now in enlightment in 2015. 

What makes tenants happy to keep renting is what’s important. 

What info can you provide that enables better operation of the building. 

Delivering wellbeing. 
The supply chain are getting there. Less problems and less waste but they need to go through a project before they see the benefit. 

Using data partly in soft planning, POE and partly at programme level. No live performance data yet. 

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My picks for @BIMShowLive 2017

It is great to be back at this annual event after it took a 1 year hiatus. It is going to be interesting how the attendees respond to the “back to its roots” approach. However the event is sold out with 400+ delegates. I will be speaking tomorrow but here are my picks for the day (I would have loved to attended them all, but as of yet I have not managed to procure a clone).

Kicking off with the Keynotes

State of the nation
Speaker: Rob Charlton, Space GroupVIEW BIOG
Keynote Address – Mark Shayler
Speaker: Mark Shayler, VIEW BIOG
Then

Digital Construction’s Wonder Women present The Justice Legals of BIM

Is the BIM Protocol as robust as the Lasso of Truth? Are the Employer’s Information Requirements and the BIM Execution Plan as sturdy as indestructible bracelets?

Sarah and Ashleigh will dispel the legal myths around digital construction and discuss the legal structure behind BIM. This presentation will look at what is required legally to implement Level 2 BIM, whether current contracts and procurement routes cater for this and how this is all being approached in practice.

Speaker: Ashleigh Cole, Herbert Smith FreehillsVIEW BIOG

Speaker: Sarah Rock, Herbert Smith FreehillsVIEW BIOG

Followed by:

Keynote – Stuart Maggs

Into:

Integrated Project Insurance: turning construction on its head…because BIM alone cannot do it!

WARNING: not recommended for people who are set in their ways and who don’t like change!

There is always strong focus around the technology side of BIM but for this to work efficiently and to get true value from BIM as an industry we need to take a long hard look at ourselves.

We are notorious for being ‘behind the times’, for blaming each other, being reactive and for being unproductive – BIM on its own is not going to solve all these problems.

We need to go back to basics, look at how construction projects are structured and how we behave within them – to do this we need to change procurement, which in turn means changing what we know and how we go about delivering projects.

The 2011 construction strategy introduced three new methods of procurement one of which was Integrated Project Insurance (IPI).

The session will explore why current procurement methods make us unproductive and wasteful as an industry.

It will introduce IPI as a new form of procurement and run through the basics of the new method.

It will explore the connections between IPI and BIM methodologies.
Finally, it will focus on the world’s first IPI project at Dudley College and lessons learned.

Speaker: Emma Hooper, Metz ArchitectsVIEW BIOG

Rolling on to:

Sainsbury’s Digital Estate – Harvesting Asset Data from Existing 2D DWGs

Mike and Mark will tell the story of Sainsbury’s BIM Journey and how it is now part of a much bigger Digital Estate Programme. The implementation team has dealt with a series of curve balls over the last 18 months implementing a new common data environment together with a project to harvest object and room area data from over 1400 existing 2D store drawings. They will talk about the cultural challenges, the tech and the standards and introduce you to SID and SAM, the characters who now help them explain to colleagues what digital estate will mean to them.

Speaker: Michael Barber, Sainsbury’sVIEW BIOG

Speaker: Mark Stoggell, PCSGVIEW BIOG

Then I have not chosen my last one as it is tough to choose between one of these three:

Sexy Data – The data that the AECO sector should be using

Do you REALLY want Manufacturers content? Success stories in re-purposing MFG Content for BIM

Getting The ‘Fluffy’ Sh**e Right… Organisational Information Requirements – What Data Do You Need

 

So onwards and I will post my notes from each one.

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When is a model not a model

Be very precise in what you ask for when asking for a model as part of your BIM level 2 methodology, otherwise you might see the following:

  1. When it’s a series of 2d images imported and arranged like the set from blazing saddles to give the impression there are different views of the 3D data set. 
  2. As above but using 2d cad data instead. 
  3. Where objects are in fact imported “dumb” geometry and are limited to making easy 2d coordinated (still better) information. But limited in use. 
  4. When there are objects laid out in plans but the heights are not considered so it’s “intelligent” 2d cad with ambiguous use. 
  5. All this is before you start looking at how models are configured internally with regards to data. 
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