Program: PRE

The results of leading-edge BIM research must be put to effective use

The results of leading-edge BIM research must be put to effective use

– BIM can improve radically the quality and productivity of construction and facilities management. The multidisciplinary and diverse research conducted in the RYM PRE (Built Environment Process Re-Engineering) program has strengthened Finnish BIM skills in many ways. The big challenge is applying the research results effectively to practice, according to Ilkka Romo, Vice President, R&D… Continue Reading

Optimized space management can be a hot export product

Optimized space management can be a hot export product

Mobile knowledge work has revolutionized the principles and practices of facility management. The New Wow work package of the PRE program examined the impacts of change as well as created new tools that allow increasingly effective and productive use of facilities. The driver company of the work package, Rapal Oy, exploits this new knowledge through… Continue Reading

Utilizing BIM in maintenance

Utilizing BIM in maintenance

BIM use in maintenance and FM is seen as a possibility. BIM can be used in visualization, designing renovations and work planning as well as simulatios, e.g. energy consumption. Utilizing full benefits of BIM requires technical feasibility of the transfer of the information, changes in contracts as well as organizing updating of the models during… Continue Reading

State-of-the-Art Analysis of Product Data Definitions Usage in BIM

State-of-the-Art Analysis of Product Data Definitions Usage in BIM

Large number of product types, national codes, classification systems; and the need to support multiple languages, cause construction industry supply chains to be more fragmented than in manufacturing industry. Product libraries entail some essential information contents, which have been recognized as: identification, classification, composition and performance. Product data significance is found from its availability through… Continue Reading

Precast Concrete Status Transfer in Construction Projects: ERP and ESB Based Solution

Precast Concrete Status Transfer in Construction Projects: ERP and ESB Based Solution

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems integrate internal and external management of information across the organization, but those have not become common in overall supply chain management (SCM) of construction companies. One of the reasons is that information management has been decentralized to project organizations and different domains. The aim is to implement centralized information management… Continue Reading