Key features: Investment of up to £1.5m to support the development of a free-to-use digital tool that can exploit the standards being made publicly available for building information modelling (BIM).
Award: Up to £1.5m
Opens: 10 Feb 2014, 00:00
Registration closes: 12 Mar 2014, 12:30
Closes: 19 Mar 2014, 12:00
Support phone number: 0300 321 4357
A digital tool for building information modelling
- a digital plan of works. The plan of works organises the progress of designing, constructing, maintaining and operating built environment assets. It has recently been updated to cover infrastructure projects but now needs to be digitised. To do this will require digital delivery definitions for up to 3,000 construction elements at each of the delivery stages throughout the life of a built environment asset.
- a classification system. A standardised classification system has been developed by the industry advisory group on best practice in this area, the Construction Project Information Committee, to ensure that data is structured and accessible in a common format. The classification system needs to be digitally-enabled, so that it integrates with the plan of works. This would include digital services such as robust data validation, extensive search, analytics and modelling capabilities.
- an overarching architecture for the digital tool
- multi-mode methods for data exchange and validation, including with proprietary tools; this may be in the form of plug-ins, web services and manual methods
- integration with PAS 1192 standards
- approaches to providing help and guidance to users of the tool and any other stakeholders
method of ensuring that intellectual property is protected, while enabling the sharing of information
mapping strategies for third party classification systems, such as the Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' New Rules of Assessment
workflow and data validation strategies.
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- how the tool will sit within existing and future industry workflows
- a communications strategy to drive take-up across the construction supply chain for UK competitive advantage
- an international strategy to provide the UK with a first-mover advantage in export markets
- a sustainable business plan that allows the tool to be ‘free to use' while generating income from other sources, to support a minimum five-year improvement, maintenance and support strategy
- a clear path to Level 3 BIM.
How the competition works
SBRI and funding allocation
- A digital tool for building information modelling - Guidance notes
- A digital tool for building information modelling - Functional specification
- A digital tool for building information modelling - FAQs
- A digital tool for building information modelling - Invitation to tender
- A digital tool for building information modelling - Contract example
A digital tool for building information modelling - Competition brief
- Competition helpline: 0300 321 4357
- Phase 1 competition opens: 10 February 2014
- Phase 1 registration deadline: 12 March 2014 noon
- Phase 1 deadline for applications: 19 March 2014 noon
- Phase 1 contracts awarded: 2 May 2014
- Phase 1 projects complete: 30 June 2014
- Phase 1 report submission: 11 July 2014
- Phase 2 competition opens: 7 July 2014
- Phase 2 deadline for applications: 30 July 2014 noon
- Phase 2 interviews: 4 September 2014
- Phase 2 contract awarded: 26 September 2014