If we’re to get to grips with the vision set out by construction leaders and governments for the construction industry, we need to make sense of the language commonly used in information management – and urgently, as evidenced by the latest policy paper from the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, Transforming Infrastructure Performance: Roadmap to 2030.
So, where do we start?
In this podcast, I spoke with George Harold, CEO of Integrated Facilities Solutions (IFS), to get an overview of some of the basic concepts and language used in the process of information management. Listen in to find out:
- What we mean by the Common Data Environment – and what it’s used for.
- What the BIM standards do and how they help asset owners and operators better manage their facilities.
- How digital twin technology will be used by asset owners and operators in the future – and what this means for the supply chain.
- Why understanding terms like ‘interoperability’ and ‘Applied Programme Interface (API)’ is important.
- The difference between ‘digitisation’ and ‘digitalisation’ – and why we should never use the terms interchangeably.
- How we begin to get rid of the boxes of O&M manuals at the end of a job!