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The lack of a common language, common data exchange processes and common digital environment between all parties involved in a construction project leads to errors and delays, which inevitably increase project costs. Businesses must select solutions that address their data quality issues holistically and through applying the latest best practice in the sector.

Cobuilder Collaborate is a solution within the Cobuilder platform that is unique in its collaborative approach to data collection and automated data checking. It fosters data quality through the application of standards for construction product data management and general data governance. Cobuilder’s Project Data Management Solution ‘Collaborate’ helps developers’ and construction teams to set their data requirements, collect data directly from the supply chain, automatically check it against the set requirements and deliver checked data to Asset Information Models.


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Defining common data structures

In order to fit your specific organisational data needs, data about the construction elements you use on your projects needs to be compared, exchanged and connected between different systems. How can you best manage this process?

  • Apply a consistent methodology to define, create, manage and share construction element data
  • Use a data dictionary framework to prevent unnecessary data replication while making it machine-readable
  • Govern your data through a process of expert approval
  • Use standard-based data structures – data templates
  • Ensure that data can be exchanged across global and local contexts
  • Reduce waste and smooth the maintenance process

Specifying data requirements

If you feel that closing the gap between as-designed and as-built can be breached through writing better technical specifications and improving how data requirements are communicated with the supply chain, you need to look into:

  • Identifying construction elements at any point in the product’s life with confidence
  • Setting Information Requirements in an unambiguous agreed way
  • Efficiently managing data deliveries on project and company level
  • Setting Levels of Information Need
  • Matching information requirements with specific parties and points in time

Data collection & checking

To save time and cost and make your services more competitive you need to standardise the data collection and checking processes as much as you can. Your supply chain is your partner in this endevour – set clear guidelines and enjoy a streamlined process with a direct feedback loop to all involved.

  • Communicate your data requirements within a clear system
  • The supply chain delivers only what is required, no unnecessary data proliferation
  • Automated data delivery when possible
  • Automate product checks against requirements
  • Easily address issues with your supply chain
  • Reduce risk through constant control and validation

Integrating as-built data into model

Having confirmed the accuracy of your information, you need to easily integrate the collected data to the Asset Information Models. Whether you need to produce a digital O&M (COBie) or a federated model in a BIM authoring software, the key to reducing waste is in maintaining useful up-to-date data within your chosen data repository.

  • Use standardised industry formats to exchange and connect information between different systems
  • Share the collected data within native BIM authoring software
  • Access the specific subset of data in accordance to its purpose
  • Enjoy a direct link to data that is maintained within a single source

Data Consulting Service

A common data strategy should not come as an unwanted outside influence. It should be based on clearly communicated goals and real user needs. After all, all software in Industry 4.0 will require product data and competitive businesses will immensely benefit from a common approach.

  • Analyze the current data models used among departments and teams
  • Gather structured insights into the needs of current and future data consumers
  • Consult in the use/ development of Data Templates
  • Communicate data modelling benefits to all affected parties
  • Devise staged implementation plans.

Compliance with laws and regulations

Planning and procurement can be time-consuming activities that demand a lot of expertise because of a number of legal requirements that should be taken into account when choosing products to use in the project. In addition, there are strict requirements for the handling of chemicals on the construction site. In order to fulfill these, you can take full advantage of digital processes to simplify the process and ensure compliance with legal requirements on your project.

  • Automatically check for missing mandatory product documentation
  • Make sure that your chemicals directory is in accordance with local laws and regulations on the use of chemicals (on demand feature)
  • Automatically identify hazardous and unwanted chemicals in the project (on demand feature)
  • Access your chemicals directory on your mobile device

Green building

BREEAM is the most widely used environmental classification system for buildings and serves as an international standard for best practice in sustainable design and construction. Cobuilder Collaborate helps you to collect and assess the required documentation about the products you use on the construction site in order to meet the requirements for BREEAM certification.

  • Enable a dedicated BREEAM filter that automatically checks and alerts for deviations
  • Request missing documentation from your suppliers directly through the system interface
  • Introduce a clear, efficient and traceable process for assessing products against certification requirements, save time and reduce waste
  • Export all product information and related documents and send to external consultant or BREEAM assessor

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