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  • Writer's pictureWill Gage

Getting it right early

In the world of real estate development, information is king. From design concepts to construction details, having access to the right information at the right time is crucial for success. In this blog post, we'll explore the importance of curating building information correctly from the beginning of a project, and how it can benefit you in the long term.

Why is Curating Building Information Important?

1. Enhanced Collaboration

Curating building information correctly creates a centralised hub where all stakeholders, ranging from architects and engineers to contractors and clients, can access and contribute to the project's knowledge base. This collaborative approach fosters effective communication, minimises errors, and ensures that everyone is on the same page.

2. Streamlined Decision-making

Efficient decision-making is vital. With a curated information repository, developers and firms can quickly access relevant data and make informed decisions. Whether it's evaluating cost estimates, comparing design options, or reviewing construction progress, having the Golden Thread at your fingertips can save time and resources.

3. Improved Project Efficiency

By curating building information correctly, you can avoid the duplication of efforts. Instead of reinventing the wheel with each project, a curated database allows teams to leverage past experiences, best practices, and lessons learned. This not only leads to improved efficiency but also helps in maintaining high-quality throughout all projects.

4. Future-proofing

The Golden Thread is not just beneficial for ongoing projects, but also for future endeavours. As the curated information grows over time, it becomes a valuable knowledge base that can be used to inform future designs, streamline planning processes, and identify potential pitfalls. It acts as a foundation for continuous improvement and innovation.

To curate the Golden Thread effectively, businesses can utilise a range of tools and strategies. These may include:

i. Building Information Modelling (BIM) Software: BIM software allows for the creation and management of 3D models that encompass various aspects of a construction project. It enables the integration of data from different sources, facilitating collaboration and coordination among multiple stakeholders.

ii. Digital Asset Management (DAM) Systems: DAM systems provide a centralised repository for storing and organising digital assets, such as project files, drawings, specifications, and documentation. These systems make it easy to search, retrieve, and share information with relevant team members.

iii. Knowledge Management Practices: Implementing knowledge management practices, such as capturing lessons learned, documenting best practices, and creating standard templates, ensures that valuable information is not lost or forgotten.

The shortfall with many of these systems, however, is that they are tied to a particular phase of the buildings lifecycle, a particular user and/or organisation and not to the building itself.

This is where Building Passport comes in. The Building Passport platform underpins all other systems, able to integrate data from each of them whilst curating the Golden Thread of information throughout the lifespan of the building. The data remains held alongside that building forever - whether the platform is active or not.

The 'Golden Thread' of building information is not just a buzzword; it is a powerful tool that can transform how real estate firms, developers and owners operate. By enhancing collaboration, streamlining decision-making, improving project efficiency, and future-proofing their endeavours, industry professionals can unlock the true potential of their projects no matter the stage of the building's lifecycle.

So, whether you're a developer aiming for seamless project execution or an architecture firm striving for excellence and innovation, embracing the concept of the Golden Thread is an investment well worth considering.

It's time to weave your way to success!


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