Here at MMA, we work according to ISO standards, both at company operations level, and ubiquitously throughout our design and delivery practices.
- IFC – At the core of openBIM is the the ISO 16739 Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) data model schema, which enables the entire built asset industry to improve the sharing of information throughout the lifecycle of project or asset.
- BCF – The BIM Collaboration Format (BCF) enables people to communicate with each other by about model and site related issues. Each IFC model object can have a BCF messages about issue. Use BCF to avoid miscommunication about model and site issues! MMA are innovators in the use of BCF for new application.
- IDM – Business cases and processes to satisfy them are analyzed and mapped to the IFC data schema using ISO 29481-1 Information Delivery Manual. An (IDM) is a methodology to capture and specify processes and information flow during the lifecycle of a facility.
- MVD – A Model View Definitions (MVD) is a defined subset of the IFC schema that is utilised to satisfy one or many exchange requirements, and are used to share and exchange IFC based data. No one actually uses the full IFC data model at any given time. An MVD is defined using IDM.
- bSDD – The buildingSMART Data Dictionary (bSDD) facilitates ISO 12006-3, ISO 23386/7, and Linked Data. If you are using a classification system within your IFC compliant BIM application, then you have already begun the first step is using bSDD. However, there is much more to benefit from.
The greatest thing about standards is that there are so many of them!
For more info on using the above standards, or others like gbXML, E57, IfcOWL, IfcXML, RDF, JSON, etc, simply contact us.