Pillar One
    Strategic Definition

    Pillar Two
    BIM Definition

    Pillar Four
    Technology Skills Design

    Pillar Five
    Technology Skills Technical Design

    Pillar Nine

    Pillar Ten
    Asset Management

Pillar Seven

Introduction to information management

Introduction Information Technology (IT) describes technologies and equipment that can be used to store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is a specialist application of Information Technology that has some aspect of communication. It includes areas such as; software development, mobile devices, cloud computing, data centres, cyber security, research networks, support… read more »

Document control in construction

An understanding of where documents are, who created them, what they are for and how to retrieve them is extremely important in order to avoid confusion and mistakes. Organisations may have their own internal quality management system or iso 9001 certification that sets out their document control procedures, but on a building design project, the… read more »

Common Data Environment- CDE

The common data environment (CDE), is the single source of information used to collect, manage and disseminate documentation, the graphical model and non-graphical data for the whole project team (i.e. all project information whether created in a BIM environment or in a conventional data format). Creating this single source of information facilitates collaboration between project… read more »

IFC -Industry Foundation Class

In a Building Information Modelling environment, the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) data model is a neutral and open specification that is not controlled by a single vendor or group of professionals. It is a static object oriented file format with a data model developed by buildingSMART (International Alliance for Interoperability, IAI) to facilitate interoperability. In… read more »

Importance of Collaboration

Establishing collaborative practices is of particular importance on building design and construction projects, as they are likely to involve bringing together large number of diverse disciplines, many of whom will not have worked together before. They are also likely to involve the co-ordination and integration of a great deal of complex information, procedures and systems…. read more »

Contract Administrator for Contracts

The contract administrator is the individual responsible for administering the construction contract(s). The contract administrator may be the architect, and indeed the JCT (Joint Contracts Tribunal) standard form of contract describes the role as ‘architect / contract administrator‘ but the contract administrator could be the lead consultant, the cost consultant, or a client representative. GC… read more »