OpenBIM data for Facilities Management

Guest Bloggers Rob Jackson and Ben Wallbank look at how clients need to focus on the long term benefits of data for their assets. Introduction The UK Government has defined three deliverables for publicly procured projects. These are PDF, native models and COBie (see diagram below). PAS 1192-2:2013 sets out the process for the production of these deliverables. Key to PAS 1192-2 is... more

Moving to Model-based Design

How do you migrate from 2D draughting to model-based design? How should training be rolled out? And what are the common issues usually encountered? What we call ‘modern technology’ might seem fairly antiquated – possibly even laughable - in years to come. It will be interesting to see which of the current workflow and process stand the test of time and which become consigned to... more

Collaboration: Model Checking and Viewing

Collaboration has evolved significantly since the days of the floppy disc with a DWG file on it. Despite the fact that 3D models are larger, the cloud and mobile technology are bringing a new way of working. The DWG file, Autodesk’s proprietary file format, has become the chosen format in the AEC industry to send and receive 2D drawings, making it the common language across the... more