Consensus-based standards are Required across the architecture, engineering, construction, owner and operator (A/E/C/O/O) industry

Collaboration and integrated, efficient project delivery methods are needed to achieve productivity gains within the  architecture, engineering, construction, owner and operator (A/E/C/O/O) industry.  At the same time a robust ONTOLOGY and consensus-based standards demand immediate focus.

The combination of proven business practices such as integrated project delivery (IPD), job order contracting (JOC), and other efficient construction methods, with standardized terms, definitions, and metrics are needed in order to achieve economic and environmental gains.

Efficient life-cycle management of the built environment can be easilyi achieved through prescribing effective, repeatable elements and mechanisms in the creation, exchange and  management of information. From a BIM perspective, for examply, elements and mechanisms  include “Reference Standards” of technology, classification systems and conformance specifications; “Technical and Information Exchange Standards” that describe processes and exchange requirements for specific tasks during different  parts of the building life cycle; “Standard Practice Guides,”  which outline processes and workflows for data modeling,  management, communication, project execution and delivery (and even contract specifications); and, finally, a “Glossary/
Terminology” section to rationalize the language and concepts used throughout the content in the standard.

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