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Sainsbury's Digital Estate supporting better decisions

17-Oct-2018
BIM Village
BIM Village
Building information modelling (BIM) is not solely about delivering new capital projects. When organisations need a rich information management resource for investment in and operation of existing built assets, current 2D drawings, specifications and standards can now be digitised to help businesses stay ahead of their competitors in maintaining and improving their estates. Michael Barber explains the challenges Sainsbury's faced when updating their existing estate as they moved from new builds to making the most of what they have, incorporating new initiatives and acquisitions. Michael explains how Sainsbury's detailed electronic records were largely compiled from 2D drawings and other electronic files, together with data on legacy systems. While some owners might start by laser-scanning existing premises in readiness for BIM, Sainsbury's adopted a more innovative approach. Historical 2D drawings have been digitised allowing asset information to be programmatically extracted and validated. GroupBC's CDE has then been configured to capture and combine data, using BIM standards, from across the Sainsbury's portfolio and help the company plan both current and future investment in its stores. A reliable source of trusted and up-to-date information about the organisation's built assets can support 'joined-up' and timely decision-making, and deliver a competitive edge.
Speakers
Michael Barber, System Development Manager - Sainsbury's

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