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Building Programming information exchange (BPie)
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ORGANIZATION: Stattsbygg/USACE/OBO/bS alliance/bS Norway
In many public facility acquisitions an architectural program is required to be created to justify the request for the funds to design and build the facility. As the project progresses changes in mission and tenants may pressure the management team to deviate from the original architectural program without returning to the needed funding body for re-approval and needed additional funding. This pressure to expand scope, while keeping funding constant, can result in completed buildings that cannot function as originally envisioned.
There have been several buildingSMART and related projects aimed at the capture of architectural programming information to support both the architectural programming effort, delivery of standard Request for Proposal documents to more clearly communicate owners' requirements, and to perform the automated assessment of spatial compliance of later design documents. These projects include the Portfolio and Asset management – Performance Requirements (PAMPeR), International Alliance for Interoperability's AR-5 Project, the buildingSMART international Room Data Sheet 'aquarium' project, the United States General Services Administration project, the buildingSMART alliance Spatial Compliance information exchange (SCie, pronounced 'ski') project, and a new Norwegian effort whose aims are similar to the projects above. While each of these projects project have explored some aspects of the contracted information exchanges needed to create an open standard for architectural programming, none of these projects have achieved a critical mass to be recognized as national standards and be widely implemented internationally.
Of critical concern to those attempting to use contracted information exchanges is the need to repeat the results of testing conducted under controlled conditions. This requires the precise specification of both data format and content constraints. In addition, common test models must be used in the context of automated testing programs. Finally, software companies shall be required to provide native versions of test models, configuration guides, and usage instructions to ensure repeatability by those not directly participating in these efforts.
Subject to the following constraints:
The following allocation of responsibilities is suggested, following approval of approach by buildingSMART Scandinavia and buildingSMART alliance, provides a detailed resource schedule that can be developed for each of the respective organizations.
The review of IDM/MVD Documentation and comparison with past projects and feedback is completed, and adjustments to the ER/MVD documentation have been made.
Note: Owners/clients often uses a set of room templates in their projects. To capture this need for reusing room requirements across projects, the IfcSpaceType object has been implemented in the BPie specification.
The following specifications and resources have been produced and published one the buildingSMART alliance COBie web site:
For implementation guidance/resources a BPie file for the Duplex project, including:
Final documents for Jan 2013 bSa Challenge event now posted:
Yet to Do
References to this work should be in the form of: Jerving, Rolf, East, E. William (2012) " Building Programming information exchange (BPie)," buildingSMART alliance, National Institute of building Sciences, Washington, DC. http://www.nibs.org/?page=bsa_bpie (cited DD-MMM-YYYY).