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Web 2.0, sustainability and sharing AEC data
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Web 2.0, sustainability and sharing AEC data
Web 2.0, sustainability and sharing AEC data
Web 2.0, sustainability and sharing AEC data
Web 2.0, sustainability and sharing AEC data
Web 2.0, sustainability and sharing AEC data
Web 2.0, sustainability and sharing AEC data
Web 2.0, sustainability and sharing AEC data
Web 2.0, sustainability and sharing AEC data
Web 2.0, sustainability and sharing AEC data
Web 2.0, sustainability and sharing AEC data
Web 2.0, sustainability and sharing AEC data
Web 2.0, sustainability and sharing AEC data
Web 2.0, sustainability and sharing AEC data
Web 2.0, sustainability and sharing AEC data
Web 2.0, sustainability and sharing AEC data
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Web 2.0, sustainability and sharing AEC data

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Presentation prepared for Be2camp@WorkingBuildings2009, London, 7 October 2009. This focuses on issues surrounding "Green IT", adoption of IT by the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) …

Presentation prepared for Be2camp@WorkingBuildings2009, London, 7 October 2009. This focuses on issues surrounding "Green IT", adoption of IT by the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector, and how people and processes need to be adapted to accompany changes in technologies.

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  • hardware production and disposal can be polluting often over-specified and under-utilised A UN study found that manufacturing a PC consumes 10 times the machine's weight in fossil fuels and chemicals. UK companies pour around 1.5 million PCs, equal to 125,000 tonnes of IT equipment, into landfill sites every year.
  • uses a lot of power – data centres, IT depts, office, home often require substantial human resources to support and maintain
  • has often encouraged, not reduced, use of paper enormous data duplication poor use (and re-use) of data spiralling demand for more, better, and richer, data often require substantial human resources to support and maintain
  • Again, hardware production and disposal can be polluting Again, often over-specified and under-utilised huge waste of other disposables (toner/ink cartridges, etc) A billion printer and toner cartridges are thrown out worldwide every year (many printer manufacturers’ still practice techniques that make it uneconomic to refill, rather than replace proprietary toner cartridges). Buildings created just to hold paper!
  • Simplified No regulators, end-users/occupiers
  • Sustainability – ICT can play a critical role, yet is largely ignored in many government and industry documents
  • But, of course, IT can also contribute through: improving communications reducing paper production/transport/storage costs reducing meeting travel requirements automating manual processes (eg: CAD, logistics, tendering, etc) cost modelling, energy modelling assessment tools (eg: BREEAM), performance indicators (eg: EPIs) ‘ intelligent buildings’ (ie: IT-enabled BMS) Worthy exception PW involved in working party Also: BIM initiatives – UK contractors and CE BuildLondonLive
  • Look at why collaboration technologies became popular But note: they are still far from universal!
  • Only 20% technologies, 80% people and processes Technophobic? – probably not Conservative and risk averse, reluctant to change - yes
  • Could also say the same about email, perhaps?
  • 80% people and processes, only 20% technologies PLM – Project Lifecycle Management (Newforma) – taking lead from manufacturing where Product Lifecycle Management already has some traction
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    • 1. Web 2.0, sustainability and sharing AEC data by Paul Wilkinson (pwcom.co.uk)
    • 2. <ul><li>Green AEC IT? </li></ul><ul><li>Is construction serious about IT? </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration – still c. 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Critique </li></ul><ul><li>Not just about Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Where next? </li></ul>AEC & IT WEB 2.0 + NEXT? AGENDA GREEN IT? CRITIQUE COLLABORATION
    • 3. AEC & IT WEB 2.0 + NEXT? GREEN IT? CRITIQUE COLLABORATION AGENDA
    • 4. AEC & IT WEB 2.0 + NEXT? GREEN IT? CRITIQUE COLLABORATION AGENDA
    • 5. AEC & IT WEB 2.0 + NEXT? GREEN IT? CRITIQUE COLLABORATION AGENDA
    • 6. AEC & IT WEB 2.0 + NEXT? GREEN IT? CRITIQUE COLLABORATION AGENDA
    • 7. AEC & IT WEB 2.0 + NEXT? GREEN IT? CRITIQUE COLLABORATION AGENDA
    • 8. AEC & IT WEB 2.0 + NEXT? GREEN IT? CRITIQUE COLLABORATION AGENDA
    • 9. <ul><li>ICT once overlooked in construction initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Then… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Accelerating Change” (2002): first industry report to mention IT explicitly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ 2012 Construction Commitments” (2006) said: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;IT-based collaborative tools and communication technologies will be exploited.&quot; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>But… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>just two sentences on ICT in “Strategy for Sustainable Construction’ (2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No meaningful mention of ICT in “Construction Matters” (July 2008) </li></ul></ul>AEC & IT WEB 2.0 + NEXT? GREEN IT? CRITIQUE COLLABORATION AGENDA
    • 10. <ul><li>Key research agenda (2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative prototyping to define and deliver client requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient, seamless sharing of information across the built environment stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to interact with real-time information regardless of physical location or timezone </li></ul><ul><li>Mass adoption and application of off-site manufacturing, automation and mechanisation processes </li></ul><ul><li>Well trained, well qualified workforce able to use the latest best practice technologies </li></ul>AEC & IT WEB 2.0 + NEXT? GREEN IT? CRITIQUE COLLABORATION AGENDA
    • 11. Specs Drawings Minutes Programmes Cost plans correspondence etc Email Fax Courier Post (CD, paper) Traditionally… AEC & IT WEB 2.0 + NEXT? GREEN IT? CRITIQUE COLLABORATION AGENDA
    • 12. <ul><li>Fewer interoperability issues </li></ul><ul><li>Less paper </li></ul><ul><li>Latest information available to all </li></ul><ul><li>Complete record of project </li></ul><ul><li>Full information audit trail </li></ul><ul><li>Single central repository of information </li></ul><ul><li>Greater re-use of information (eg: for H&S File, standards, tendering, defects mgmt, O&M, etc) </li></ul>What does it look like…? So collaborate! AEC & IT WEB 2.0 + NEXT? GREEN IT? CRITIQUE COLLABORATION AGENDA
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    • 15. <ul><li>But old… </li></ul><ul><li>technologies (EDMS, FTP, file-sharing) </li></ul><ul><li>hard/software (static, office-based) </li></ul><ul><li>workflows (paper-based, impersonal, ‘push’) </li></ul><ul><li>supply-chains (fragmented, dis-enfranchised) </li></ul><ul><li>attitudes (contractual, price-driven) </li></ul><ul><li>mindsets (silo-based, anti-‘social’) </li></ul><ul><li>time-frames (short-term) </li></ul><ul><li>mentalities (build if possible) </li></ul>AEC & IT WEB 2.0 + NEXT? GREEN IT? CRITIQUE COLLABORATION AGENDA
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    • 17. AEC & IT WEB 2.0 + NEXT? GREEN IT? CRITIQUE COLLABORATION AGENDA
    • 18. <ul><li>It’s time for new… </li></ul><ul><li>technologies (Web 2.0, Web 3.0, BIM) </li></ul><ul><li>hard/software (mobile, SaaS) </li></ul><ul><li>workflows (model-based, rich media, personal, ‘pull’) </li></ul><ul><li>supply-chains (joined-up, integrated, inclusive, end-to-end) </li></ul><ul><li>attitudes (collaborative, sharing, value focus) </li></ul><ul><li>mindsets (open, ‘social’) </li></ul><ul><li>time-frames (long-term) </li></ul><ul><li>mentalities (build if necessary and sustainable) </li></ul>AEC & IT WEB 2.0 + NEXT? GREEN IT? CRITIQUE COLLABORATION AGENDA
    • 19. <ul><li>How will we get there? … </li></ul><ul><li>technologies – Asite cBIM, ArchiCAD 13, BIMaaS? </li></ul><ul><li>hard/software – virtual desktops, SaaS, Woobius Eye, Incite, Kalexo </li></ul><ul><li>workflows – model-sharing, rich media, sharing IP </li></ul><ul><li>supply-chains – end-user engagement, offsite fabrication, “connected environments” </li></ul><ul><li>attitudes – “democratic design”, open source, Creative Commons </li></ul><ul><li>mindsets – Gen Y (+ Gen Z) more open, ‘social’ </li></ul><ul><li>time-frames – climate change </li></ul><ul><li>mentality – 1 : 5 : 200, focus on life-time cost </li></ul>AEC & IT WEB 2.0 + NEXT? GREEN IT? CRITIQUE COLLABORATION AGENDA
    • 20. Thank you Contact: Paul Wilkinson Blog: www.extranetevolution.com Email: [email_address] Tel: +44 (0)20 8858 1104 mob: 07788 445920 Twitter: @EEPaul

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