Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

Innovate UK funds AEC Delta Mobility

By 26th March 2019 March 28th, 2019 Announcements, Press Releases

INDUSTRY-WIDE CONSORTIUM TO TACKLE DATA EXCHANGE IN AN OPEN SOURCE MANNER


An industry-wide consortium of partners including BuroHappold Engineering, 3D Repo, Speckle Works, UCL Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management and Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group, with external support from HOK, Atkins and Arup has joined forces to tackle some of the key issues in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) as part of the UK Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

The Innovate UK-funded project aims to increase productivity, performance and quality in the construction industry via a £1m innovation grant. The consortium set out to address two industrial issues with their project entitled “AEC Delta Mobility”. Firstly, to help engage manufacturers in the early design stages and result in the increased pre-manufactured value of build assets across the construction sector, and secondly, to increase the productivity of construction projects by over 15%.

As a result of this new standard, users will be able to live-stream individual changes with collaborators

Dr. Al FisherTechnical Director and Head of Computational Development, BuroHappold

The team focuses on the inefficient processes whereby software users manually exchange large files and 3D models to communicate design changes – called deltas – between designers, integrators and fabricators. Dr Al Fisher, Technical Director and Head of Computational Development at BuroHappold, said that “As a result of this new standard, users will be able to live-stream individual changes with collaborators, instead of sharing large files over-and-over again; using their own choice of any application conformant with the newly proposed AEC Delta Mobility specification.”

While open standards such as IFC and BCF paved the way for collaboration, they are neither suitable for infrastructure and manufacturing, nor scalable to large construction projects

Dr. Jozef DobosFounder & CEO

Commenting on the project, the Founder and CEO of 3D Repo, Dr Jozef Dobos, said “While open standards such as IFC and BCF paved the way for collaboration, they are neither suitable for infrastructure and manufacturing, nor scalable to large construction projects. IFC [a popular open file format in Building Information Modelling] can take several hours and enormous amounts of memory to process, making the current workflows extremely inefficient.”

The project will take 18 months and will see the newly proposed AEC Delta specification tested on live construction projects in the UK with project partners BuroHappold, Rhomberg, HOK and Atkins.

By streamlining the transfer of data to one open source will provide efficiencies in the design and construction phases

Tony KearnsChief Operating Officer, Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group

Tony Kearns Chief Operating Officer for Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group (UK & Ireland) said of the project “The ongoing development and utilisation of BIM on major projects has seen a significant step forward in recent years, however, the design and management of data from multiple sources is cumbersome and inefficient. By streamlining the transfer of data to one open source will provide efficiencies in the design and construction phases whilst increasing confidence that the design is the most relevant and shared by all stakeholders.”

AEC Delta Mobility will aim to iron out the data exchange processes at the earliest possible stages of the design phase by streamlining the data workflow so that everyone involved, from consultants to manufacturers, can access the same common data and with consistent versions of the truth. The consortium invites contributions and feature requests from everyone in the AEC industry to foster collaboration on the newly proposed ecosystem at https://github.com/aecdeltas

9th British Information Modelling Event – 14 October 2019

| Events | No Comments
Taking place on 14th October and during Digital Construction Week, we're holding the next 3D Repo British Information Modelling Event in London! We're still finalising the details of the event,…

3D Repo British Information Modelling

| Videos | No Comments
Snippets from our biggest 3D Repo British Information Modelling event ever! Sign up to be one of the first to hear about our next event at: https://3drepo.com/blog/#newsletter-s... Start using 3D…

3D Repo Releases New Version 3.10

| Announcements | No Comments
The latest version of 3D Repo, version 3.10 has just been released, and we're really excited to let you know about the great new features. Updates include: Compare card improvements…

Presentations from 8th British Information Modelling Event

| Videos | No Comments
The 3D Repo British Information Modelling event in June 2019 was one of our biggest events ever! Check out the individual presentations below. Maria Mamoura Tom Baker Chris Brighouse Al…

Leave a Reply