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In the wake of the PO BIM project, the association buildingSMART France – Mediaconstruct, which supports construction industry stakeholders in their digital transformation, is developing a methodological guide for modelling construction objects for digital use. The guide is expected to be published at the end of the first half of 2020.
Genesis of the guide
The digital construction object is the essential element of the digital model. It represents the container of information (or data) that will be exchanged between the various stakeholders in a project during all stages – from design to disposal of the built asset.
Therefore, it is essential that it reflects the professional reality of the stakeholders in the best possible way by catering to the information needs of each actor in the project.
This is why, developing the so-called “standard” or “generic” construction objects that facilitate construction processes is a smart approach to ensure the quality of the information exchange and increase confidence in digital content.
Along this line, the idea of proposing a method for creating digital construction objects stored in a repository that is shared by all actors (professional organizations, companies, architects, engineers, etc.) was born within buildingSMART.
How is the guide developed?
The methodology proposed in the guide is based on the EN ISO 23386 (published in March 2020) and EN ISO 23387 (to be published later this year) standards, which are the foundation and methodological base for managing construction object data.