”The unbroken information flow” is todays hottest buzzword in the construction industry.
However, what is rarely spoken about is ”the broken value chain” in which one tries to achieve an uninterrupted flow of information. Unlike a manufacturing industry where one actor owns the entire process, the construction industry manages a variety of actors and stakeholders within one and the same value chain, hence broken!
The solution is a digitized process that overlaps and compensates for the natural gaps that arise between organizations. Some of these digitized processes are BIM, AIM, VDC and PLM. With CoClass as a classification and concept model, we can finally achieve unbroken information chain in a broken value chain.