Expansion of CIBSE’s digital offering

DE4: Common data environments published

CIBSE Journal May 2017 Digital engineering

CIBSE has released the latest publication in its Digital Engineering (DE) Series. DE4: Common data environments joins existing titles DE1: Pre-qualification questionnaires, DE2: Employer’s information requirements, and DE3: BIM Execution plans.

DE4 is intended to help those who specify, commission and use common data environments (CDEs). It is based on BS 1197:2007+ A2:2016 and PAS1192-2:2013, and gives guidance on how data can be added and retrieved from a CDE, and the principles behind their use. No single way of delivering a CPD exists. It can be based on the use of folders, an electronic document management system (EDMS) or a bespoke cloud-based solution. The chosen method will depend on the nature and scale of the project.

The CIBSE series has been created to help the built-environment supply chain tackle the practical challenges of digital engineering. The latest edition is available to members for £25, (£50 to non-members). More information is available here.