December 1, 2021, Windham, NH: CDV Systems and 26 Degrees Software, makers of ViewAQC, are proud to announce that Collectus, their cloud based, BIM Standards library package now includes an Integrated BIM Execution Plan (BEP) within Revit® 2020, 2021 and 2022 and has over 36,000+ online components (per version). Collectus is an all-disciplines Revit library of imperial and metric standards, components, graphics, and templates that are remotely managed and maintained across multiple Revit release years.
Collectus is the first of its kind to provide a commercially available BEP tied directly to a multi-trade BIM Library. The editable Collectus BEP defines the project-specific required BIM model and parameter data deliverables for all AEC BIM team members, through all phases of the work. From Pre-Design through SD, DD, and CD’s into Pre-Construction, Construction, Post-Construction, and into Operations, the Collectus BEP can be viewed in an instant by all team members at any time during the project.
The Collectus BEP shows all project-specific BIM responsibilities, dates for all scheduled recurring BIM team meetings, and dates of required BIM deliverables. The Collectus BEP is a single, living document set available to all AEC+O BIM users at any time during their Revit project work, rather than sorting through multiple versions of stagnant, printed or electronic documents stored in a folder on the network that may never be found by the end users who need it most.
As a remote BIM management library product for all disciplines, Collectus provides a clear BIM solution to Facility Owners and AEC firms overwhelmed with trying to introduce, create, and maintain BIM Standards internally. This Revit application is a documented set of best practice workflows and a BEP that defines multi-model, multi-discipline, BIM standard requirements and model deliverables for any Revit project.
Facility Owners using Collectus can also allow their AEC Consultant teams access to these BIM standards and BIM Execution Plan for their project design and documentation modeling needs:
…AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGe!
Collectus provides two features which allow the AEC teams and Facility Owners the ability to review and validate the models to ensure model consistency, project uniformity and compliance with the BEP. The first is the Collectus “Audit” feature (see image above) which identifies and locates all non-compliant system, component, and annotation families. The Collectus Audit can be run by all AEC+O team members at any time during any phase of the work to check for compliance.
The second model review feature are the Collectus pre-built Revit schedules which are to be filled out by the AEC team members through the project time-line as defined in the BEP. The BEP clearly delineates which AE BIM teams are required to fill in their specific Level of Development (LOD) 300 Revit schedules for their SD, DD, and CD submissions.
The BEP defines LOD 400 “As-Built” model requirements for Contractors, Sub-contractors, and Fabricators which include “Manufacturer” asset parameter data for model elements to be maintained during Operations. Using pre-built Collectus LOD 400 schedules, this data can be exposed and modified with ease. The LOD 500 “Digital Twin / Record Model” model requirements augment this asset parameter data with “Maintenance” requirements, also via pre-built schedules. Data for model elements to be maintained during Operations by Facilities Maintenance groups is readily made available for entry and quick consumption downstream.
“These LOD 300, 400 and 500 Revit schedules allow the Facility Owner the ability to review the submitted Revit models for compliance with the BEP parameter data requirements” writes Cyril Verley, RA Founder of CDV Systems.
These same Collectus schedules include all required parameters for COBie submission requirements including a batch parameter conversion feature from MasterFormat® into UniFormat® and OmniClass®. With the integration of Crosswalk® from the Construction Specification Institute (CSI), Collectus users can now update all Revit families using MasterFormat parameter data to Uniformat and OmniClass with a single click. See AEC Business for a recent podcast showcasing the Collectus / Crosswalk integration.
The shared parameter structure for all Collectus families and their associated design, documentation, as-built, and digital twin schedules provides a fully coordinated shared parameter schema across all model disciplines from Pre-Design to Operations. The Revit models submitted by the AEC BIM teams provide the Facility Owner a more coordinated modeling and parameter data structure streamlining the transition from Digital Twin models into Operations for BIM to FM and GIS.
Collectus represents the culmination of 19 years of CDV Systems’ Award-Winning Revit consulting services to the AEC+O firms and institutions shown below. As a BIM library designed for ease of use, minimizing model complexity, and maximizing parameter data structure, Collectus is a set of best BIM practice workflow solutions that synthesize model components, visibility settings, shared parameters, and Revit schedules. Collectus and its integrated BIM Execution Plan provides AEC consulting BIM teams clear direction for modeling and parameter data requirements which tie all projects from all disciplines into a single and coherent BIM product ready for the Facility Owner’s transition from BIM to FM and GIS.
Measuring ROI in general terms, Collectus typically pays for itself in about 6 months by reducing or eliminating non-billable time on overhead firmwide BIM management. Collectus alleviates the need for firms or institutions using BIM to create and manage their own Revit standards, allowing BIM Management staff to assist project teams with more billable hours. Using Collectus saves time in deliverable production on every project while ensuring consistency across all projects.