Onuma brought two separately operating database systems together to create the largest cloud computing BIM and GIS platform anywhere. California Community Colleges (72 districts with 112 campus locations) owns the Facility Utilization, a Space Inventory Options Net (FUSION) system. The Foundation for California Community Colleges has been providing building assessments and managing and maintaining both FUSION and the systems' geographic information systems (CCCGIS) since 2003. The newly created FUSION+CCCGIS+ONUMA will allow this large college system to manage and plan its facilities effectively and efficiently.
FUSION+CCCGIS+ONUMA combines 5,000 buildings (71 million square feet) and GIS data with building models in the ONUMA System. The centralized online platform makes real-time data available to users without having to install or update software. Information can now be visualized as 2D or 3D building models. BIM data can be exported for contractors and builders. This also allows for easy updates once construction is complete. Maps can be portrayed visually at a statewide, campus-wide, building, or room level. FUSION+CCCGIS+ONUMA users can even view and edit furniture and equipment on a room level.
Many benefits have been realized within the past nine months since the integration of the systems. Vendors now see an easy way to connect through web services to the system. Real-time data are accessible on multiple devices, including iPhones and iPads. Several solution providers of classroom scheduling are evaluating how to link to the system. Efficiencies in cost and time to manage complex data in simple formats allow teams to focus on value-added tasks.
The challenge here was to develop a platform that uses state-of-the-art technologies to provide a solution that will support all facets of the utility asset data management network. The system needed to leverage global technologies and development standards, including cloud computing and XML, as well as integrate with current hardware and software systems. Guardian ProStar created a solution to accurately capture, compare, value, and distribute asset data in an acceptable format across all required disciplines and address all of the serious ramifications associated with poor quality of data. The system improved the data life cycle. Companies may now leverage improved data for other operations, such as planning and design, tax assessment, and emergency disaster planning.
To assist the A/E/C industry, Peña-Mora's research focuses on crucial elements that define and defy collaboration in global A/E/C projects: the collaboration, management of change during a project, automated and visual progress monitoring, integrated and intelligent sustainable construction, and the handling of conflicts. His findings have been tested in several important large-scale infrastructure projects throughout the U.S. and elsewhere. He envisions his methodology becoming an industry standard for the management of global projects with constraints associated with protection of natural, social, and political ecosystems.
Theometrics was contracted to supply dimensional quality control and risk mitigation services for the David H. Koch Theater project. The project included the main theater area, existing seating, aisles, elevations, orchestra pit, center line and HVAC systems above and below the theater levels. Theometrics makes it possible to layout construction work directly from digital drawings or models. Implementation of Theometrics will help drive BIM adoption with the trades. The benefits of this tool are better allocation of resources such as man‐power, materials and time; increased accuracy an overall reduction of communication and measurement errors and the ability to document existing conditions and work completed directly into CAD.
The Camino Medical Group Mountain View Campus serves as a model for BIM and a lean construction/integrated project delivery approach. Sutter Health/Camino Medical Group challenged the design and construction teams to jointly deliver a 250,000 square-foot medical office building and associated 1,100-stall parking structure of high quality at a lower cost than the traditional design-bid-build delivery model.