THE FUTURE OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Integrating BIM & COBie

CAD Surveys Ltd provide Measured Building and Land Survey drawings in 2D and 3D that are utilised by architects, developers, builders and engineers.

The Measured Surveys we produce are an integral part of the process when ‘BIM’ or ‘COBie’ management is used.


What is BIM?

BIM (Building Information Model), is a process for creating and managing all of the information on a project – before, during and after construction. The output of this process is the Building Information Model, the digital description of every aspect of the built asset.

The BIM concept involves the virtual construction of a facility prior to its actual physical construction, in order to reduce uncertainty, improve safety, work out problems, and simulate and analyse potential impacts.

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What is COBie?

COBie (Construction Operation Building Information Exchange) is another Management System Cad Surveys Ltd can supply drawings and files for.

Aside from 3D native model files and reviewable PDFs, the UK government has promoted the use of COBie as its chosen "open standard", to enable the transfer of facility management information.

COBie is characterised by a series of related worksheets, which when combined give an overall picture of the managed assets. For example, details of equipment; a heat exchanger would include information describing what type of heat exchanger it is, when it was commissioned but also where that particular heat exchanger is located within the asset.

COBie information is produced throughout the design, construction and commissioning stages of a project, by a number of different parties and exchanged at defined "information exchange" points. While designers provide general information such as spaces and equipment, contractors will refine this to include make and model numbers. By exchanging information along the way, the client can make informed choices. At the handover stage, the intention of COBie is that the client can receive key information about the asset in an open format.



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CAD SURVEYS ARE WORKING WITH MANY ORGANISATIONS THAT ARE TAKING ON THE ABOVE SYSTEMS, TO IMPROVE MANAGEMENT DURING THE CONSTRUCTION OF PROJECTS AND BEYOND