Creating Hackitt’s Golden Thread for Asset Management
16 Oct 2019
As investigations into the causes of the Grenfell Towers disaster progressed, everyone seemed amazed that no one involved in refurbishing or managing the building knew all the products and materials that had been installed. This is a shocking fact. For many years, as an industry we have been struggling to produce adequate handover information and just as importantly when it does exist, it is not updated as things are replaced. Dame Judith Hackitt recommended that BIM should be mandated on all HRRBs [higher risk residential buildings) of 10 storeys or more. However, the experience of the speakers in this session, shows that current BIM projects seldom deliver the digital information required to satisfy the recommendations. This session will describe the steps clients, manufacturers, designers and contractors can take to ensure they have: a) Records of what products were installed in each building, who manufactured and installed them. b) The correct product specification, how were they expected to perform and, if swapped out, that change recorded. c) A fully coordinated asset information model that can populate any FM applications. David Miller Architects, ActivePlan, Airey Miller and Tata Steel will provide working examples of how this can be delivered with today’s technology.