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Centre for Digital Built Britain

 

Project background

The entire lifecycle of the built environment is governed by a variety of regulations, requirements and standards. The checking of compliance against these is a complex task, which is currently performed manually, thus becoming resource intensive. Recently, the increased maturity of information models and data and with the adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) processes, means automation of compliance checking is becoming feasible. 

The D-COM Network brought together academic and industrial participants in the interest of; (a) assessing the current state of the art in the area, (b) gathering requirements from stakeholders, (c) defining, together with industrial and policy making stakeholders, the future pathways for development, (d) defining the capabilities and research required to deliver the defined pathways and (e) building a community that can conduct this research and develop capabilities. 

Outcomes

In light of the Hackitt Review, D-COM is proposing not simply “plugging the leaks”, but a transformation of the regulatory compliance system. Digitising and automating this system will instill transparency and inherently build in the “Golden Thread”.

Method

Literature review

Expert workshops

People

Dr Tom Beach

Project

Digital Compliance Network (D-COM)

Theme

Digital Infrastructure

Citation

Beach, T. (2019). D-COM: Digital COMpliance : Digitisation of Requirements, Regulations and Compliance Checking Processes in the Built Environment - Final Report

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.40451