BIM7AA is now a core standard

Posted by susanne lund on Jun 19, 2020 12:45:20 PM
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There is a growing focus on creating a common structure in building and construction projects. This increases the demand for structured data the "right way." When it comes to building components, there are many standards for classifying and typifying these, such as CCI, CCS, OmniClass, UniClass, BIM7AA, BIM-Stockholm, and Co-Class.

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Projectspine has releases new features in Spine, enabling free choice between various classification standards as the core. At the same time, you can work with other standards in parallel.  

More freedom of method in a structured framework

Many in the construction industry have realized that structured information is valuable information as everyone can understand it. ISO 19650-1 recommends always using classification, but does not suggest a specific standard. Many projects require that participants can work with more than one standard in a project process. With the new Spine release, you can chose between various classification standards as the native structure while working with others in parallel. 

In the Spine Desktop and the Spine integration to Autodesk Revit® are many new features that help to control better the building elements and properties in the models and the cloud. Spine also provides a better overview and distribution of information between project participants.

Working in the Spine Portal, you can choose between all classification standards – national, international, and company specific standards. The platform has become much more flexible with this "multi-classification" feature to code data correct, thereby supporting the I in BIM (Building Information Management).

Working with BIM Project, you will find that working with data and classifying data will become much more comfortable and manageable with Spine. Now you can choose the exact and preferred data structure and standard in every project. For example, if the architect is working with BIM7AA, but the project must be delivered with CCI classification. With Spine, it is straightforward to change or add data, since Spine controls all the Type codes in the project automatically. Spine adapts the classification to each project. Each company can also implement its object library, if they prefer working with such. You choose a basic structure in Spine as a fundamental classification standard – it could be BIM7AA, which is a widely used classification system among architects and designers. Spine automatically manages all Type codes so that you can use and apply different ones in the same project. Many international construction companies use Uniclass and, therefore, they choose that standard as the basic structure in Spine.

”With Spine, it is straightforward and effective to implement a common standard. You have 100% freedom of method. All of your existing libraries can be used unchanged. You and your colleagues can work exactly like you always have, and Spine will handle the rest for you, meanwhile, also honoring ICT-requirements and other demands for correct delivery” – Susanne Lund, CEO, Projectspine A/S.

Multiclassification provides much more freedom as well as security within the project, and ensures complete data control.

New features with release 3.0

BIM7AA Type Coding:

BIM7AA is now a native standard in Spine. This makes it possible to work with projects solely using BIM7AA, but still leveraging the benefits of mapping to other standards and using standardized properties like in CCS projects.

Use multiple IDs in the same project:

Many projects are often a mix of different standards. With this enhancement, Spine lets you work with both CCS and BIM7AA Type ID at the same time, ensuring consistency and automatic numbering.

Add multiple classifications at once in Revit:

At handover, the required Classification for Maintenance and Operation is often different from the Classification used in design and construction. With Spine for Revit, it is possible to add multiple classifications at once, and you can easily navigate from the ones you are already familiar with.

Brand new Management interface:

Managing Properties and Parameters within a project are often a big struggle for a BIM Manager. With the new Management interface, it has become even easier to overcome this critical task.

Cloud platform for classification and data management in constructions (CDE platform)

When companies – e.g. architect, contractor or entrepreneur - use classification as standard, they can easily validate data and thereby ensure highest level of data quality. It is thus the most recommended method to effective BIM. A clear project overview and total control is achieved when a common data structure is created in the 3D-models and project files.

By using a digital tool such as Spine, you can optimize the construction process, you remove a lot of risks and ensure a correct and streamlined delivery. Using digital management tools on the projects reduces costs and everyone saves time, because the framework is clearly defined.




Topics: classification, BIMmodel, "commondata", software, "digitization", BIM7AA, engineer, en-iso-19650, AEC, entrepreneur, CCI, Architect, ICT, building owner