Our Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) project team is excited to share it has kicked off 2018 by collaborating with our client team at The Ohio State University (OSU) to release Version 3 of their BIM Project Delivery Standard (PDS). The standard is available for review on the university’s website: https://fod.osu.edu/resources – under Design Guidelines, Specifications, Standards).
While looking to embrace an environment of continuous improvement, our team has focused efforts of this release on the lessons learned and project adjustments that have stemmed from the wide range of current projects using the standard, while placing a strong emphasis on the turnover data process. To help this effort, V3 includes the initial release of the OSU BIM PDS Tools including instruction and configuration files for the Revit Model Checker and Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie) Exporter tool to automate the setup, export, and validation process.
Merging what needs to be modeled, with what will actually be used and maintained for planning and operations, has provided an optimized outcome in V3 for what will have the best return on investment for the university. While the identification of a COBie worksheet has always been part of the BIM PDS, V3 refines the facility information matrix to specifically outline when and how parameters will be included in either the COBie or asset worksheet. Leveraging the COBie extension tools we’ve been able to predefine the specific property, building, floor, room, and asset parameter mappings, while automating the process of integrating this information so it can efficiently be shared with the university to take advantage of during the operate phase of the building lifecycle.
While the evolution and development of an owner-specific BIM PDS has been an exciting project to work on, the VDC team at CannonDesign looks to further explore how these different project delivery methods can further bring value to more of our clients across the world.