An information management approach to create digitally connected records for existing buildings.
Digital records make it easier and more effective for estate owners to maintain, repair and improve existing buildings and infrastructure, so they continue to support the needs of the people that use them. In 2017, Scottish Government required NHSScotland to implement BIM for all its construction projects. NHSScotland realised this would still leave 90% of its estate reliant on paper-based records or no records at all. To help address this, the Construction Innovation Hub's Centre for Digital Built Britain created Digital Estates - an asset information management-led approach that could help NHSScotland and its Boards make value-based decisions around which buildings to digitise first. The tool then recommends the appropriate digital solution, from more simply using QR codes to digitally tag records to assets, right through to developing BIM-enabled digital twins.
Innovation type: Digital
Organisation type: Government client