- IT Consulting
Smart cities are "a new concept and a new model”, which applies to the new generation of information technologies such as the internet of things, cloud computing, big data and space/geographical information integration, to facilitate the planning, construction, management and smart services of cities.
Smart cities are not just about the technology and exploiting the power of open data but about how that data is then shared to enable a city to function better. Smart cities are also about managing the physical assets and buildings and creating smart city infrastructure which will enable better decisions to be made about future maintenance and use of those assets.
We help clients to develop BIM Roadmap document for the purposes of defining their route to BIM implementation. We have experience developing BIM Roadmaps, strategies and visions with a wide range of organisations from designers and contractors through to ministries and other government departments.
Our procedure for building a roadmap is to work in partnership with your team to understand all the goals and objectives for BIM, both in the short and long term. We achieve this through detailed research of any existing documentation along with a series of workshops specifically designed to pull out and identify the major milestones of the project. These methodologies are tried and tested globally and backed by the international standards for BIM.
As part of the review stage of the roadmap we would also carry out a gap analysis of the organization current level of BIM adoption to identify what level this is at and where it sits in relation to international best practice. This gap analysis review would help to define the future activities of your organization through the short- and long-term BIM roadmap.
A key part of implementing any new system successfully is making sure that all stakeholders expected to use the solution have the required knowledge to be able to do so. We think that capacity building will be a crucial part of getting these new systems into business as usual quickly and effectively.
As part of our development we will make sure that we deliver a comprehensive suite of training materials which will enable stakeholders to understand the system. Our training material can be developed and delivered in several different ways including content to be provided in a face to face training workshop and then more digital based content such as an online help system and tutorial videos.
The in-person training workshops will be an important step in getting a large amount of people up to the required standard with the software as quickly as possible. These workshops will be designed to explain all the key features and walk people through all the workflows so that they have the knowledge to then deploy this immediately on live projects.
The e-submission platform will provide an additional functionality for converting the approved BIM model to the GIS database as per the local GIS Center 3D map data model
The submission guidelines will contain the necessary information regarding the model geo-referencing so that the model can be automatically positioned and oriented correctly once it is converted to the GIS database.
The engine will also allow the geo-information to be converted from Geographic Information System(GIS) database to Building Information Modeling(BIM).
For the organizations to establish a successful BIM E-submission platform they first need to define the required standards and guidelines on which the system will be developed. Using our expertise of the international best practice and standards for BIM alongside our understanding of other similar systems we will work in partnership with the client to extract and document all the important components of the system.
This will involve running workshops to consult with your organization on their current processes and vision for the new system. Our experience comes from years of supporting clients in the Architectural, Structural and MEP design spaces understand how to meet standards such as the UK’s BS/PAS1192 suite, the US’s BIM LOD standards and the international ISO 19650, IFC and COBie standards.
In order to make the BIM submission process more accessible to the supply chain we will work with these standards to deliver software specific templates which can be used as a basis for submitting information through the E-submission portal. We will deliver templates for Autodesk Revit, Bentley AECOsim and ArchiCAD as well as issuing guidance notes on what these templates contain and how to use them effectively.
e-Submission system is a cloud-based system for the submission of electronic plans and documents for approval within a secure environment
e-Review is an automated checking process for native Open BIM files including Revit/Civil 3D/Infraworks files and leading-edge system integrates expert knowledge of IBC regulations and BIM technologies.