Buildings and their systems may be fully linked with the digital space using smart BIM, improving the efficiency of operations and maintenance management to cut energy costs and increase the lifetime of the equipment.
Fremont, CA: All three layers of BIM awareness—geometry, information management, and process management—must be present for BIM awareness to be complete. Local knowledge is essential for the installation, maintenance, and repair of underground pipelines in information management. Photos of open construction pits, existing local expert information, and specific contact persons have all been shown to be extremely useful in making infrastructure projects go more smoothly and efficiently.
The importance of underground infrastructure is often underestimated. Accidental damage to subsurface infrastructure can cause a digging operation to go wrong. It could result in construction issues, higher expenses, project delays, and disgruntled homeowners. It could cause a power outage, disrupting water and gas supplies, and so on. Situational accuracy on subsurface infrastructure is lacking to a considerable extent. Plans can never be as precise as the real thing. Taking underground cables as an example, understanding how they run underground, who laid them, and how to contact the relevant persons necessitates location expertise and meticulous documentation.
Workflow and geometry
The EPLASS Common Data Environment (CDE) enables for 360-degree views and zooming in and out without the need to install anything on the computer. Collision tests and 4D and 5D simulations are now possible thanks to the incorporation of DESITE in EPLASS. EPLASS has also created new infrastructure-related applications, such as an EPLASS defect management system and a construction diary.