This technical investigation canvases a range issues concerned with the development of a PIM Object Library, specifically to address carbon management, though the principles could be applied within a broader context. It deals with:
levels of detail, identifying the broad classes of objects that must be handled at a precinct scale to support carbon management use cases;
terminology, proposing how the ambiguity and complexity of varying domain nomenclature can be managed to yield some consistency;
property data, reporting an investigation of available property sets to support carbon management in the built environment, and
linkages to reference data relevant to implementing a precinct object library for low carbon urban policy, planning and design application.
Rapid global urbanization and the increase of the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect make urban cooling a necessity as well as an opportunity to increase the liveability and amenity of cities. This review is a scoping study of the relevant worldwide UHI mitigation/adaptation...Read more
The 2020s are predicted to be a decade of transformation for urban mobility. There are at least six forces that are expected to disrupt the urban mobility landscape. From self-driving vehicles and the sharing economy, through to vehicle electrification, mobile computing, the...Read more
Financing the upfront costs of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in buildings can be a significant barrier to the expansion of sustainable, low carbon buildings, despite this being a low-cost option on the carbon abatement curve. Systematic literature on...Read more
This report sets out the role to be played by the PIM project in the planned UHI project work. It summarises the goals and organisation of that work and then outlines the contribution to be made by PIM. Importantly, while the PIM project contribution to the ETWW project has come after the initial work is complete, there is an opportunity to tightly integrate a PIM-based solution into the workflow of the UHI project.
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: