Life Cycle of Building Information “Constructability” vs. “Operateability”

  • September 18, 2013 · 6:00 PM
  • Pratt Manhattan Center


Gregor Vilkner, Ph.D.

VP, Director R&D at Energy Metrics LLC

The AEC industry has long perfected the art of constructing and delivering buildings. Let’s term the hand-over of a facility a “hard deliverable.” In this digital and information-driven age, however, AEC practitioners are only starting to understand what a “soft deliverable” should be. With BIM hailed as the answer to all things virtual, one could argue that an overwhelming portion of BIM efforts are spent on improving design and construction, whereas only little work is focused on post construction use cases.

The talk will focus on post construction use cases. We will present a spectrum of “can do,” “should do,” and “will eventually do” approaches so owners and facility management teams can squeeze more out of their BIMs. We will introduce the concept of a “joint digital asset,” part of which is BIM, and discuss how web 2.0 methods can be employed when building virtual replicas of buildings. To succeed in our industry, such joint digital assets need to be web-based, they need to be open, flexible, and interoperable. Methods from the recent wave of web applications include mashups, and an acceptance of the different roles that platforms and third-party developed apps play. We will further differentiate between different applications that use static data, workflow-driven slowly changing data, and performance/occupancy based dynamic data.


Dr. Vilkner serves Energy Metrics LLC as Director for Research and Development. His versatile expertise includes work-flow integration through automation and custom interoperability, advanced collaboration techniques, and complex data structures. He has in-depth technical knowledge, including data mining, problem modeling and knowledge exchange through the APIs of the Pi System, Revit, NavisWorks, etc. Dr. Vilkner holds a Dipl.-Ing. diploma from University of Rostock, Germany, and M. Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University, New York.


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