||Reverse propagation of data for building management
||Howard R W
||Lifetime data for the management of buildings is becoming more feasibleand is now expected by more facilities managers. It should be possible toextract the data related to the building fabric and systems from thatgenerated during design and construction. For this to be just what the usersrequire and in the form they require it, depends upon their involvement at anearly stage of a project. Reverse propagation can then enable their wishes toinfluence the data collected so that redundant data is not produced and doesnot cause confusion. New forms of procurement such as partnering, allowthis early involvement; alternatively there must be standards to define thegeneral form of management data. In Denmark the CIS-CAD systemdefines a simple format being tested on a series of projects. It extractsinformation needed for statutory authorities and management, and examplesare given based on continuing experience of its use. The principles ofreverse propagation are discussed and the trend in databases to allow inputfrom both ends of the process. This will eventually allow a more precise andeconomic definition of the building model and core data needed formanagement.
|Year of publication:
Howard R W (1999).
Reverse propagation of data for building management. Lacasse M A, Vanier D J (ed.); Information technology in construction, volume 4, ISBN 0-660-17743-9; Vancouver, May 30 - June 3, Canada (ISSN: 2706-6568),