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BuildingSMART UKI: what’s new and what’s ahead for the next year? Nick Nisbet, Vice-Chair of BuildingSMART UKI, provides a brief update on the progress of the organisation in addition to this year’s priorities… BuildingSMART is taking an active role in the newly established UK BIM Alliance. We know that as our industry engages with BIM level 2, they are increasingly aware of how central standards are vital. BuildingSMART has the links to International (ISO), European (CEN) and UK (BSI) standards. We have nominated two board members to engage with the BIM regions and BIM4 groups, and we are engaging with the UKBIMA work streams. BuildingSMART has transferred its secretariat and administrative functions from BRE to CIRIA, where we sit alongside buildOffsite as independent operations. We felt this was important so as to maintain our independence as organisations such as BRE, BSI, and LR offer more BIM related services. We are very grateful to CIRIA for taking up the challenge and excited to start this new chapter in the life of the Chapter! Our governance has also changed. The old board has been replaced by a strategic advisory board, which includes industry leaders, and an operational board which will guide technical and user activities within the chapter. Complementing the two boards will be a broader advisory group, drawn from stakeholders and users within the industry. relate to international activities. It is one of the most active rooms at international level – it moved swiftly to achieve its first published standard, Alignment 1.0, in 2015, and has exciting work on the stocks. The ‘building’ room, led by Martin Simpson, has taken up the challenge of the ever growing confusion around ‘level of detail/development/ong>informationong>’ – for now, let’s just call it LoX (X for unknown). The outcome from our first discussion is now informing a joint UK/US project within BuildingSMART International to unify in a single framework the many, many approaches. Don’t just wish us luck, join in! Our ‘product’ room, led by Paul Surin, is now engaging with the CPA/Lexicon project to make sure that the excellent work being done in the UK can go forward to lead the international work on products and attribute terms. We have walked into a huge problem, but we know a lot about how to fix it. Finally, BuildingSMART is nearly twenty-one years old. Let’s get the party started! ■ We have taken the opportunity to start the revamp of our website and to launch a frequent NewsWire for our members alongside our quarterly newsletter. The Rooms But the main focus of our new year’s resolution is to serve the UK community and our members through our ‘Rooms’ – our open forums for discussion the need and role of standards. The ‘infrastructure’ room led by Phil Jackson, is set to lead the debate on COBie and COINS and on how the UK asset dictionaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicholas Nisbet MA(Cantab) DipArch(UNL) Director, AEC3 and Vice-Chair buildingSMART UKI buildingsmart@ciria.org www.buildingsmart.org.uk www.twitter.com/buildingSMARTUK www.twitter.com/nicknisbet 48

Asset Information Management is a vital part of any project Man and Machine examine the importance of quality Asset Information Management on a project and the role of BIM in enhancing performance… Do we really need the amount of asset ong>informationong> and BIM object data being demanded in tenders and EIR’s for design and build projects? The answer, of course, is it depends. The real question has to be, what I am I going to do with the ong>informationong> at the end of the project? And what about already built facilities with no data? “At Man and Machine, we believe that using BIM effectively should start at the end, with the facility owner’s needs being built into the built environment’s original requirements. This is an education problem that we address within our BIM Manager Training course that has recently been launched.” The answer to both questions could be the new tool launched by Man and Machine in the UK. The BIM for FM tool provided by Ecodomus is focused on improving the way that buildings are designed, built, managed and retrofitted. Asset ong>informationong> Asset ong>informationong> is a critical part of every capital asset. Organisations need this data to manage the use and care of complex physical assets, and it must be complete, comprehensive, accurate and accessible to achieve optimum asset performance. Many studies have shown how poor Asset Information Management (AIM) is the root cause of many asset problems including utilisation issues, low maintenance, efficiency, etc. At Man and Machine, we believe that using BIM effectively should start at the end, with the facility owner’s needs being built into the built environment’s original requirements. This is an education problem that we address within our BIM Manager Training course that has recently been launched. Once understood, students will understand how the Ecodomus platform can be used to enhance the performance of the built environment. Ecodomus Ecodomus software provides a 3D view of facilities in an easy-to-use format for facility managers that links BIM with real-time facility operations data acquired via meters & sensors (Building Automation Systems, BAS) and facility management (FM) software. This allows for the intelligent analysis of a building’s performance and enforces better maintenance practices resulting in a significant reduction in hours of labour and energy savings. Perhaps it is best described as BIM middleware for asset owners! Man and Machine UK Tel: 01844 263700 www.manandmachine.co.uk/BIM/ www.twitter.com/ManandMachineUK 49

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