For anyone who works with complex assets

We help organisations who have a data and information issue regarding to physical assets in the infrastructure, construction or energy industry. We have experience with various asset management and design systems, exchange standards and various companies within the public, semi-public and commercial domain. We work for asset owners and managers, contractors and engineering firms.

Depending on your needs and the maturity of your organisation, we fulfill different roles. Whether there is a dedicated IT team already with an initial setup based on future-proof techniques (Linked Data),

or whether the data and information is still available to a select number of people; we can use our social and technical skills in a broad spectrum. We are happy to start to create a future-proof solution. This is embedded in the business case with our interest in the (digital) development of the organisation. We ensure that your data is FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable) and based on your information needs. Techniques and standards that we apply to help organisations and projects work more data-driven are Linked Data, libraries (OTL’s), IFC and GIS.

Industries

  • Infrastructure

    For municipalities, provinces and governments who have to manage many assets. Or by extension, engineering firms and contractors, who work for a high-quality built environment.

    We have experience in setting up, developing, implementing and using an OTL. We have experience at Rijkswaterstaat (Dutch Road Authority) and the Municipality of Amsterdam. In addition, we support contractors in projects in supplying data in accordance with an OTL and / or ILS (information delivery specification).

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  • Building and utility

    Helping public and private organisations who are using BIM in building and utility construction. With a special focus on the management and maintenance phase.

    We dealing with contractors to support them to set up of a useful BIM-model for real estate management. We support the asset manager, or client, in setting up an Information Delivery Specification, so the correct information is requested in the BIM-model. Organisations that take on both the realization and maintenance are the organisations that benefit most from setting up a BIM-model for management and maintenance. Parties that want to apply BIM for visual (3D) asset management and work with asset management applications like Ultimo, Planon, O-Prognose or similar, can immediately get started with our connection performed by our BIM-Bridge platform.

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  • Energy

    For network operators, contractors, maintainers and energy companies dealing with assets. For asset data issues in relation to record and exchange between internal and external systems and organisations.

    We have experience with the standardisation of processes and setting up an OTL at Tennet (transmission system operator) and Qirion. In addition, we support contractors in projects in supplying data in accordance with an OTL and / or Information Delivery Specification.

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Standards

Standards make data exchange more effective and efficient. Within your organisation when commissioning new systems, as well as in the exchange of data with other organisations. Moreover, you do not have to reinvent the wheel; you can make use of standardised data schemes. Do you make or want to make use of relevant standards to keep up with developments within your industry? We have knowledge in applying the below mentioned standards.

RDF (S), OWL, SKOS and SKOS are the language bindings within the Linked Data technique, developed by the open-source community W3C. Depending on the application / use case, a language binding is used, each with its own modelling strength. Do you only want to record terms and definitions? Or exchange data and perhaps also enable automatic verification? Important questions for applying the correct language binding.

These language connections ensure that data is computer processable and computer interpretable. The modeller sets up data structures, called an ontology, that are extensible and scalable. Reference data from other (knowledge) systems can be harmonized.

The NTA 8035 defines a flexible method to exchange and capture data in a project based on a data structure agreed between the organisations involved for one or more specific life cycle stages of assets.

The NEN 2660 “Ordering rules for data in construction” is being revised, so that it sets clear frameworks for information modelling which can be applied in both real estate and infrastructure. A basic set of (international) standards will follow as a framework for this. The NTA 8035 is the first set of agreements that will eventually be included and replaced by the NEN 2660.

In combination with the experiences of COINS, these experiences are used in a European standard which will be a new ISO standard, the ICDD (Information Container for Data Drop). This standard will consist of two parts; part 1 which describes the container principles and part 2 which will discuss the data model (NTA 8035 is the predecessor of this). The ICDD will thereby become the successor to the COINS standard.

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COINS (Constructive Objects and the Integration of Processes and Systems) supports the exchange of digital information between different IT platforms and environments of organisations involved in construction projects. The standard ensures that different information can be stored together in one database. Think of functions, requirements and object trees, GIS data, 2D drawings, IFC models and an object type library (OTL). COINS does not replace one of the other standards, but offers the possibility to integrate them.

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R2RML, a language for expressing mapping from relational databases to RDF datasets. Such mapping provides the opportunity to view existing relational data in a RDF data model, expressed in a structure and semantics at the discretion of the mapping author. R2RML maps are themselves RDF graphs and are written in Turtle syntax. R2RML is able to make different types of mapping implementations. For example, processors can provide a virtual SPARQL endpoint over the mapped relational data, or generate RDF dumps, or provide a Linked Data interface.

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The Key Register Large-Scale Topography (BGT | IMGeo) standards establish how public organisations digitally record the layout of the outdoor spaces – roads, ditches, greenery, traffic lights – in the Netherlands. The legally required BGT standards form the core of the geographical information model (IMGeo). An addition to this is the IMBOR.

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Geography Markup Language (GML) is the exchange format that belongs to the basic geo-information model (NEN 3610). It defines XML coding for transferring and storing all kinds of geo-information, such as geometry, topography, coverages and sensor data. GML can be used for file exchange as well as within web services.

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National agreements have been made in IMBOR about the object data for management of the public space. This makes it an important tool that supports administrators in the design and implementation of their management systems, such as for road management and landscaping. The BGT | IMGEO forms the basis for the IMBOR. A linked data version of IMBOR has recently become available, drawn up by the CROW.

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IFC is a standardized, digital description of built assets. It is an open, international standard (ISO 16739-1: 2018) and promotes vendor neutral and actionable capabilities for a wide variety of software applications and interfaces for many different use cases. More about IFC, its use and acceptance can be found here.

The BIM Collaboration Format (BCF) allows different BIM applications to communicate model-based problems with each other using IFC models. BCF was created to facilitate open communication and improve IFC-based processes to more easily identify and exchange model-based issues between BIM applications, bypassing proprietary formats and workflows. You can find a detailed explanation of BCF here.

NEN 2767 is the standard for condition measurement of buildings, infrastructure and other built assets. This can be used to manage performance requirements, so that an owner or manager has insight into the status of his/her assets.

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