In collaboration with Bouygues UK, and Bouygues Energy and Services as industry partners throughout last year, a process was developed that governs data flow between all building stakeholders i.e. (Client/FM team, Architect, Design Consultants, Main Contractor, and Sub Contractors). The process is based on COBie standard and it includes sub-processes of data management using COBie for each of the RIBA stages.
Under the supervision of two professors from the Institute for Digital Innovation in the Built Environment, a first focus group was held which was internal to Bouygues UK to discuss and validate the process, in which we had useful discussion and feedback. This focus group with the CE Asset Management Theme Group aims to initiate a wider discussion with industry about the proposed process framework.
During the workshop, Mr. Ahmed Al Naggar, a PhD candidate at UCL will present the conceptual framework of the proposed process which is already a research paper under publication at the “Journal of Facility Management”, and then present the actual technical process that outlines data-flow in alignment with RIBA stages clarifying the role of each stakeholder; what data to be provided, when and to what quality standards.
After the presentation, we will open a discussion about the process, and collect feedback that will be used to refine the process, and will be included in the second technical research paper, of course with acknowledgment to the CE asset management group members.