CDE area

Area and section imply moving information from one place to another. This is not necessary in a CDE. It is the state of the information container that is important, not where it is stored

CDE state

This term replaces the ‘CDE area’ PAS 1192 term, the idea is the location of the information (container) is not important but its state. Area and section imply moving information from one place to another. This is not necessary in a CDE.

CDE gate

Transition [ISO19650] Transition is used to denote change (in the state of the information container)

Information delivery cycle

It is a 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 summarised in ISO 19650-1 Figure 11 — Overview and illustration of the information management process Main characteristics of ISO 19650 information management process Information is needed for […]

Common Data Environment (CDE)

The purpose of using Common Data Environment (CDE) on a project is to provide the right person with the right information at the right time.[1] The CDE is a tool used to exchange, view, analyze, share, and manage project information whilst maintaining data integrity. CDE can be used at any project type, but it is […]

single source of truth

In AEC industry with reference to information systems management, the single source of truth refers to Common Data Environment (CDE) The single source of truth is a method of structuring information models and related CDE in such a way that every data element is stored exactly once. Any possible links to this data element (perhaps […]

ubiquitous access

The modern era of IT has turned to ubiquitous access to all organizations and users. The vision is  to provide one “universal access,” i.e. access to all IT services, regardless of geographical location. This is one of the most important aspects of modern IT, and it is turning to the cloud to provide ubiquitous access […]

data aggregation

Data aggregation refers to a process that involves gathering information and expressing it in summary form for statistical analysis or other purposes. In many cases, data aggregation is exclusively done to get more information about particular data sets based on explicit variables such as issue type, weather, stakeholder etc. In relation to BIM and Digital […]