This technical investigation presents the precinct information (PIM) prototype tools that have been developed as part of the PIM research project:
PIMViewer – to allow viewing and some limited editing capability for models that have been created using the proposed PIM data schema
PIM add-in for Revit – to show functional precinct planning capability within a widely used BIM modelling software application. The add-in allows a user to define land uses and development types using standardised concepts from the buildingSMART Data Dictionary (bsDD)
PIM add-in for ArchiCAD
PIM webservice – to provide a web-accessible reference source of carbon
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This technical investigation reports on the common way state planning departments and local governments proscribe development of private and public land.
The context for this is to develop a digital representation of the system, to support for example the tools emerging that examine the performance of scenarios for development (such as the Tonsley Master Plan, with its zonal development plan). The NSW system is examined as a basis for implementing a planning system in detail:
Precinct Information Modelling (PIM) describes the process of creating a 3D digital model at the scale of a precinct, defined as any area of the built environment that is of interest for some practical purpose.
The work undertaken in the CRCLCL PIM Project (RP2011) was presented at an Industry Symposium on 15 September 2017. The aim was to demonstrate how Precinct Information Modelling (PIM), based on an open information exchange standard, can enable more effective urban planning, design and management at a precinct scale. The objectives of the event were: