September 30th BIMaaS ran a talk and networking evening on Spatial Systems: The Challenge of Integration. We were graced with the presenters; Steven Eglington – Director at GeoEnable, and Sudaraka – Chief Architect, Mitra Innovation (who had flown out especially from Sri Lanka).
Steven started off the talk with taking us through Geospatial-Enabled BIM, and some of the benefits it offered. Such as a wholly deeper understanding of Information management, providing real world context, and acute awareness of the importance of metadata. Traditionally the focus has been more towards maps, and plotting the information on them. Understandably, for a long time this has been the most effective way to display a large amount of information of this nature, in a relatively easy form to understand. However due to technological developments, and the evolvement of BIM, there are now better ways to display this data than 2D physical maps. The focus is now shifting towards BIM, for its seemingly endless advantages. BIM is the natural digital progression.
Sudaraka briefly explained the products of BIMaaS , and the reasoning behind them . Followed by explaining about BIMaaS’ data Integration abilities and how even large projects can import their varied and extensive amount of data. One of WSO2’s specialities is the integration / extraction of data that would otherwise be tied up through complex and proprietary software or database solutions. This ability, combined with standardised formats gaining acceptance to the point where their establishment is becoming commonplace (COBie); resulting in ever-easier BIM importation /integration.
Fraser Bell |Digital Marketing Manager