For Facility Owners

More often than not, asking designers and contractors for building data in digital form is like asking for a stack of paper -- you might end up with all the information you need, but its not in a form that is directly usable. Countless hours are spent cross-referencing information and interpreting text and drawings.

Hosting a project at Constructivity allows you to define the exact data you need to maintain your facility. Project data can be provided in a variety of ways, with data automatically cleaned up and normalized into a useful form. For example, equipment may be uploaded that loosely describes the make and model, but without any operating information -- the online portal automatically resolves this data to authoritative manufacturer information. Similarly, geometry may be uploaded in raw form such as meshes of triangles, and the online portal reverse engineers this data into parametric forms to resolve the actual products, materials, parametric dimensions, and placement patterns. Then when you need to get at the data you want, everything is readily available in the form that you need.


Choosing a Level

You can create projects with as little or as much detail as needed. At the most basic level, Constructivity has defined three "levels" of information, intended for different uses.

Level 1: Operations

This includes all data needed to identify rooms and equipment within a building. It doesn't include anything graphical or about the physical building structure. If you have heard of Construction-to-Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie), that's exactly what this is. Designed to be simple, it starts with the fundamental data needed, no more, no less.

Level 2: Construction

This builds upon Operations data, and captures floorplans and all physical products and materials needed to construct and maintain a facility. Geometry is described the same way as conveyed on plans with applicable dimensions, spacing, and references to schedules of components.

Level 3: Engineering

This builds upon Construction data, and captures design parameters influencing the resulting construction. It includes information for loads, connections, and materials applicable to structural, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC.


Extending

Project data can be organized and categorized in any way, depending on region, organization, or specific project.

Building Categories

You can mix and match common classification schemes such as OmniClass, MasterFormat, ANSI/BOMA, and/or create your own as a means of organizing information.

Building Codes

Based on where a facility is located, you can pull in requirements needed based on applicable design codes for space measurement, structural, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC.

Building Materials

Based on where a facility is located, you can pull in libraries of standard product dimensions as defined by relevant manufacturer associations.


Customizing

If there's data you need that's not already captured, you can define additional fields describing exactly what you need, whether its a simple quantity or a complex graph of information.


Contracting

When you have defined the information you need, Constructivity automatically generates contract documents in plain language concisely describing data required to be submitted, in a form understandable to industry practioners and in a court of law.

Contractors can submit information in the form of spreadsheet templates as provided, or upload data from design software. The online platform then flags anything missing, and contractors can make changes from design software or using the online portal as needed.


Viewing

Data is instantly accessible in forms useful for mobile devices and desktop PCs. As all data is normalized, repetitive information is collapsed, and unnecessary data is eliminated. Data can be efficiently located, and viewed in tabular forms, 2D, and 3D.