CDE area

Area and section imply moving information from one place to another. This is not necessary in a CDE. It is the state of the information container that is important, not where it is stored

CDE state

This term replaces the ‘CDE area’ PAS 1192 term, the idea is the location of the information (container) is not important but its state. Area and section imply moving information from one place to another. This is not necessary in a CDE.

CDE gate

Transition [ISO19650] Transition is used to denote change (in the state of the information container)

Common Data Environment (CDE)

The purpose of using Common Data Environment (CDE) on a project is to provide the right person with the right information at the right time.[1] The CDE is a tool used to exchange, view, analyze, share, and manage project information whilst maintaining data integrity. CDE can be used at any project type, but it is […]

single source of truth

In AEC industry with reference to information systems management, the single source of truth refers to Common Data Environment (CDE) The single source of truth is a method of structuring information models and related CDE in such a way that every data element is stored exactly once. Any possible links to this data element (perhaps […]

ubiquitous access

The modern era of IT has turned to ubiquitous access to all organizations and users. The vision is  to provide one “universal access,” i.e. access to all IT services, regardless of geographical location. This is one of the most important aspects of modern IT, and it is turning to the cloud to provide ubiquitous access […]

data aggregation

Data aggregation refers to a process that involves gathering information and expressing it in summary form for statistical analysis or other purposes. In many cases, data aggregation is exclusively done to get more information about particular data sets based on explicit variables such as issue type, weather, stakeholder etc. In relation to BIM and Digital […]

Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) integration with Industry 4.0

The meaning of the term Industry 4.0 has not been concluded. There is a level of ambiguity of what it means for the construction industry[1]   According to Jim Mansfield, the Industry 4.0 is a subset of Fourth Industrial Revolution which includes technologies, software, and processes that are generally not associated with the Architecture, Engineering […]

Management of the cyber-security threats in Common Data Environment

The increased reliance of the IT Technology Widely used cloud-based systems with file-sharing protocols have are the way of the future, but the use of such a platforms increase the potential of damage and disruption to the business.  In order to minimise the risk Businesses should take appropriate steps to protect themselves from security risks […]