In an increasingly smart world – from homes to cities – data is the key to understanding more about our environment, our lives, our present, our future. How does this intersect with the current demographic revolution? How can technology help design a more equitable and sustainable society and support the needs of a population that will see more than 2.1 billion people over the age of 60 in 2050, representing 21.3% of the global population?
There are two types of BIM models;
1. Those with incomplete data.
Which begs the question, is some data better than no data? Our talk focuses on the importance of ‘Big Data’ being more than just about ‘Data’ and how data science could help the entire BIM brigade rid the world of inadequate data.
Whilst BIM data is plentiful and (should) be easy to collect, the real value is in the structure, relationships, analytics and ultimately, the end users need and utilisation of data, otherwise as the speakers Ian Yeo and Scott Pilgrim will ask the audience, what’s the point?
Using one screen for providing achingly simple graphics, Ian will deliver his Top 6 data science and Big BIM Data insights.
Stealing and using a second screen, Scott will interact with the audience by encouraging them to get involved with their phones and the use of Menti.com to dispel some myths and take a stab at some BIM and data related statistics, before Ian presents the facts.
Yes it’s a techy talk on data science, but by experienced BIM managers that have learnt the dark arts in order to not only deliver better data for their clients, but also to create BIM management and coordination hacks that result in less time collating, structuring and validating data. It’s a swift, interactive tour around the combustion engine that is the BIM model, proving how with the right data, the BIM driver will experience a much smoother ride!
At David Miller Architects we have applied a new approach to project and information management which has significantly increased productivity. It’s something we’ve been working on for the past 12 months, to allow us to streamline internal processes and provide a better overall client experience.
We have created an Architects digital toolkit aimed at the management and delivery of projects, which is helping us to meet the demands of the client for speed, scale and production. Whilst speed of delivery is of vital importance, to save time on a project means to save on costs too. In this session we will share the processes we have developed and the outcomes we have seen. Our primary case study will reference three residential projects for a local authority that we are delivering simultaneously. We will show how our toolkit has enabled us to create synergies across all three sites and how, by combining the use of digital technologies and software, such as Dynamo, NBS Chorus and Smartsheets, we are reducing risk and increase meaningful outputs.
Architects and designers today work with a variety of tools within the construction industry. Arguably there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ tool that succeeds in being advantageous for all design stages however we have developed a process by which technology is the driving force behind which tools we work with. If we therefore use a variety of tools for their beneficial purposes we can really push the boundaries of digital design expression and expertise, and readily address challenges in coordination, collaboration and production. At Zaha hadid we explore the use of a variety of tools and processes such as the development of bespoke plugins to transfer geometry and metadata, as well as the use of VR to coordinate our buildings in the digital world.
In this presentation Zaha Hadid Architects will share their experience in these processes within the context of live projects.
Information is an important asset in its own right, yet we don’t recognize it. Defining, planning, delivering & checking provides the golden thread & feedback loop to reduce the performance gap at handover. Managing the information ecosystem on projects cuts down the waste, the risk & ultimately the chaos which leads to so many issues. Information is the building blocks of BIM, having a deeper understanding of it will enable us to improve interoperability, join up technology & give people what they need to carry out their work. It’s time to improve our digital literacy! We will cover information theory, openBIM and why huge/multiple documents just won’t work anymore to manage the complexity of information.
As part of this presentation we will also introduce the background to how we arrived at our chosen technology solutions. Part 2 to be presented on Day 2 will follow up with a live demonstration of these selected technology solutions.