Greg Davies, Operations Director at Concerto, talks to BIM FOCUS Magazine about the Concerto integrated asset management solution, the on-going commitment to Government Soft Landings and his thoughts on ‘the golden thread’…
WHY DID YOU DEVELOP THE CONCERTO SOUTION?
We originally developed the Concerto solution to directly support transformation projects within the UK Local Government, specifically to support Government collaborative strategy in managing estates and large-scale capital projects. Now it is used in both the public and private sector in all sorts of contexts.
We recognised the need for Local Authorities to move away from using disparate systems and knew we could offer significant efficiency savings via an integrated, web-based solution with all relevant comprehensive functionality under one umbrella – project, performance, asset and facilities management.
Concerto also integrates with external finance solutions so organisations can manage the entire asset lifecycle process from beginning to end without jumping from one solution or plugin, to another.
SO HOW DOES THE CONCERTO SUPPORT SOFT LANDINGS FRAMEWORK?
The solution supports PAS1192-2:2013 both in terms of information management AND handover.
The management, collaborative exchange and validation of data takes place in a single, Common Data Environment (CDE) which supports 2D and 3D visual data rendering, as well as transferable and scalable detailed data sets.
We also consider how the Asset Management, Operation and Maintenance of the project will be carried out and offer Lifecycle analysis & handover of validated data to the Facilities Management phase.
Our initial development of BIM was directed at the handover from the project phase to the operational phase. Initially, the functionality was based around capturing and importing data from COBie and automatically building the MEP equipment register against the property asset, then utilising that MEP asset data for planned maintenance and reactive maintenance purposes. This allowed organizations to track asset full life cycle costs, encompassing areas such as reactive and planned maintenance, which then feeds a myriad of additional benefits.
We then examined the relationship between PAS1192 2 and 3, and decided to continue development to allow the capability for the Concerto system to collate and validate the data during the project phase, so when it is taken into the asset register, it is correct and relevant and in full support of PAS1192 & 3, which mean no more chasing Alice down the rabbit hole, as ‘one truth’ of the data exists.
With this in place, we are now in the position to guarantee project and asset BIM data is validated, handed over and all held in one central environment for the full life cycle of the asset.