BIM Data Template

BIM Data Template

 

BIM data template – A template identifying the attributes (the data fields) required for each asset type, the template includes responsibilities and dates. (Bimsense)

If you want data within your BIM model it’s essential that you detail exactly what you want by providing a BIM data template.

As an industry, since the UK Government established the BIM Level 2 timeline in 2011, we have made excellent progress in our use of BIM. But one area the design and construction industry still needs to improve upon is identifying the data we required within project models. Don’t forget that BIM is providing us with new tools for managing project information in a more coordinated and joined-up approach. And the data within the model, within the data containers, is the method for organising our information.

If you want data within your BIM model it’s essential that you detail exactly what you want by providing a BIM data template.

A BIM data template needs to clearly and unambiguously reference asset types. For each asset type, it needs to list the data attributes (the data fields), it needs to establish responsibilities for providing the data to populate those attributes and, finally, it needs to identify when the information is required.

BIMsense has released the BIM data template on GitHub, however, if you want to start from scratch:

    • Establish your organisation data requirements through the employer purposes.
    • Select the asset types for which data will be required.
    • Assign Uniclass 2015 classification codes to each of the asset types.
    • List the specific data (or attributes) that will be required for each asset type.
    • Assign the design discipline responsible for the asset types.
    • Schedule and assign when the model data template is required for each asset type.
    • And, finally, assign when the populated data is required for each individual item of data

A fully developed data requirements template will mean you will be able to identify exactly what you want. And just as importantly, you will have the means to objectively assess the progress of your designers and contractor in providing your data.

 

Other Relevant Resources:

BIMToolbox (Free BIM Resources)

BIM for Estates (Our Amazon Best-Selling Book)

BIM Glossary of Terms

 

Author: Ian Yeo
Editor: Alison Rolfe
Published:  12 Apr 2019
Last Updated:  12 Apr 2019

 

 

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