BiM: Building intuition Modeling which claims
Most everyone in the AEC industry by now knows that the purpose of a building information model (BIM) is to generate and manage building data during its lifecycle. And that the model’s data – in the form of information – covers building geometry, light and energy analysis, geographic information, quantities for estimating costs and properties of building elements.
The article then makes the case for a knowledge, intuition based model that thinks for itself:
But what if the BIM was used to contain acquired knowledge, build intuition and generate insights?
The article also includes a reference to the work of @be2camp friend at Studio Wikitecture, Ryan Schultz, on the subject of Enabling Wiki: Task Definition for Distributed Management and
crowdsourcing as a business plan that allows individuals with diverse viewpoints to integrate
The themes of the post struck a chord with some of my thinking in this area and lead to my following post comment:
Based in the UK I am surprised at the comment: “Most everyone in the AEC industry by now knows that the purpose of a building information model (BIM) is to generate and manage building data during its lifecycle” The purpose and understanding of BIM here is very low and still regarded by the majority of the industry as a big innovative step, something for the future!
However its the thread of intuition that strikes a chord with my thinking on complexity, chaos thinking, facilities management and social media.
One of the main elements of complexity thinking is the notion of emergence, and that often emergence in directions not expected. As BIM matures and becomes more encompassing, so will the emergent uses and benefits. Hence managing or dealing with emergence comes close your thoughts on intuition.
I have been pushing the concept of FIM (Facilities Information Model) for a while, the argument being that the facility (ie building in use) is a higher level model to which a BIM (ie the creation of new buildings or facilities) is a subset.
A FiM (Facilities Intuition Model) could include the softer, POE, end user datasets and feelings. What is fascinating here is exploratory work of understanding facility users emotions and comments from social media such as twitter and foursquare. Start to wrap this into a BiM, FiM (Facilities Intuition Model) and we can see real potential.
I previously blogged and commented on the facilities management potential for using the location based application Foursquare. Now Foursquare has launched a do-it-yourself tool for business to claim their venue/facility.
For more see http://www.be2camp.com/profiles/blogs/be2camp-sustainability on the be2camp.com network site
The concept of a Facilties Information Model as a more encompassing, arching umbrella model to a Building Information Model has been discussed over the last few years, but with little (public) evidence of use in practice.
I guess in some ways it reflects the larger discussion between construction and facilties management, between the provision of buildings and use of buildings. And, as in practice we see FM and endusers taking a more prominent role in design and construction, we will see BIM become Facilities Information Models.
Good then to see the public debate and webinar How Owners are using BIMStorms scheduled for 16th April: (Info from BIMStorms:)
Owners are looking at BIM in a much broader way, beyond just design and construction. Learn how everyone can learn how to work with information in BIM that brings greater value to owners for the full life-cycle of projects.
|Please join us in this webinar that will show how owners such as The Los Angeles Community College, GSA, US Coast Guard, School Districts, are using BIMStorm and the Onuma System to define projects, interact with architects and manage lifecycle information.
This blog post will be updated after the webinar.