Industry 4.0

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Digital Construction (electrical)

term introduced first in PAS 1192 and updated in ISO 19650 framework, it depicts the process of specifying and delivery of project and asset information

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forms a framework that supports informed and consistent decision making by project teams, at each work stage, helping to deliver agreed and reliable information.

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Exchange Information Requirements (EIR) term introduced by BS EN 19650 replace the PAS 1192 term Employer Information Requirements (EIR) on all projects where BS EN ISO 19650 compliance is required.

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The term introduced by ISO 19650 typically describes the Tier 1 Main Contractor.

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breakdown structure to help plan the production of information

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schedule of information containers and delivery dates, for a specific task team

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An MPDT its old PAS 1192 term, the MPDT defines who produces what, when and to what level of detail.

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Industry 4.0 is more than just manufacturing. Smart, connected technologies transform how we design, manufacture, use and maintain parts, products, and entire buildings. The interconnected technology also changes the way organizations use and respond to information to achieve operational goals and continuously improve project team and end-user experience. [1]

BIM and Digital Construction should be looked at in broader terms; it is not an isolated industry but industry that merges and interacts with every other discipline without boundaries.

The terms Fourth Industrial Revolution and Industry 4.0 are interchangeable; both describe the transformation, which unfolds exponentially, disturbing and transforming in every respect, promising to be the most significant change in the history of human civilization since the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century. [2]

Interesting prediction:

According to the World Economic Forum report, 65% of children joining primary school today will work in a completely new profession, which does not currently exist. [3]

[1] Cotteleer, M., Sniderman, B., 2017. Industry 4.0 overview [WWW Document]. (accessed 12.29.20).

[2] Barno, D., Bensahel, N., 2018. War in the Fourth Industrial Revolution – War on the Rocks [WWW Document]. Texas National Security Review. (accessed 12.29.20).

[3] World Economic Forum, 2016. The Future of Jobs Employment, Skills and Workforce Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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