Value-Added to Asset Management
The Portfolio Management tool enables good governance by promoting transparency of accurate data. It produces portfolio inventories in 2D and 3D. For financial reporting, this tool brings a standardized and continuous portfolio management inventory of spaces with accurate square footage.
A Single Window for All Tools and Data
The Building Dashboard tool visualizes in 2D and 3D each building by floor, unit, room and workstation. It allows to navigate into each component of a portfolio in order to access up-to-date information. The information drawn from the plans are areas and volume for units, common areas and rooms; equipment, specs sheets, etc.
Quick links of the dashboard can be set according to the specific needs of each client and give easy access to all tools. The Archidata Solution is based on a single window approach for all building information.
Visualize your spaces and equipment in 3D/4D
The Archidata Solution extracts data from AutoCAD drawings and Revit files to create a building database in 2D and 3D. The Archidataworld tool positions the 3D model of each building on a Geo3D platform in order to facilitate the navigation and visualization of a portfolio on a big territory.
To convert in 3D, Archidata created an AutoCAD 3D/IFC translator that produces IFC files by floor, building or complex. The data importation to a Geo3D platform enables the geospatial dynamic visualization of the earth and the 3D building models, adding a time element (4D).
Futhermore, Archidata World offers an interactive color-coded visualization, set according to different criteria like occupancy and usage of spaces.
The Archidata Solution also imports data from other systems like financial and asset management in order to better manage the spaces and their content in 3D.
Optimized and Ongoing Management of Surface Areas
The Space Management tool visualizes spaces of different types such as floors, rooms, administrative units and workstations. It produces drawings in either 2D or 3D and insures accurate information by updating the data after each project or move. It also automatically manages and generates reports on square footage according to the client’s measurement standards.
|STANDARD METHODS OF MEASUREMENTS||HEALTH/EDUCATION NORMS|
|BOMA OFFICE 80, 96, 2010, commercial, retail, residential||CAN/CSA-Z317.11-02|
|EGA / CGA (Exterior Gross Area, Construction Gross Area)||SILC / SILU|
|IPMS (International Property Management Standard)|
Inventories of Equipment for Better Asset Management
This Management tool indexes all equipment by room and building in 2D and 3D. It manages, visualizes and prints a list of equipment directly from the plans, without AutoCAD. The location of equipment is kept up to date and the access to the database is tiered according to the security level given to users.
EQUIPMENT CATEGORIESThis tool creates inventories of all equipment categories in accordance with the Uniformat II norm. Here’s an example of what our clients keep track of: asbestos, mechanical systems, fire prevention, electricity, telecom systems, floors and ceilings finishes, etc.
BIM (Building Information Modeling)
Go from 2D to BIM
The BIM tool converts all plans, digital or not, into the IFC (BIM) standard for visualizing a building in 3D. It updates the CAD/IFC files at each step of a project and standardizes them in any format needed by professionals (Revit, NavisWorks, D-Profiler, etc.).
COMPARISON OF CAD vs BIM
|Steep learning curve||Collaborative tool|
|Lines, arcs and text strings||Objects and models|
|No relationships between drawings||Standardized|
A Collaborative, Archiving and Classification Tool
This high performance tool classifies and allows the exchange of plans whether CAD or digitized. Plans can be classified by project, type of use, building or floor. Searching, consulting, visualizing, downloading, Publishing, annotating or printing plans are done from a centralized database. It gives access to professionals involved: architect, engineer, contractor, etc.
LIFE AFTER YOUR PLAN ROOM
Once the plan room is complete, explore all the platform’s functions for generating building data and managing portfolios, according to three lines of activities: assets, buildings and projects.
The only tool to link documents to spaces
Documents in the Archidata Solution are classified by building and by project. Documents are linked to a specific space in the building or to some equipment in a room. Users have the option to search documents in the Plan Room or navigate in the Building Dashboard in order to locate technical documents, surface areas, reports, asset assessments, etc.
A Close Collaboration Management Tool
The Project Coordination tool sets up construction or renovation projects rapidly and efficiently. Virtual teams can be created at every step of a project, from design to construction. Modifications to drawings are archived and status of projects, finished or ongoing, can be assessed easily. This tool coordinates all types of construction projects, be it fast track or slow track.
A centralized online approval registry
The Archidata Solution’s Online Approval Tool manages the plan and document approval process during all stages of a project. Managers create the projects and the files to be approved, submitters upload the files allowing approvers can then annotate, approve or reject the files.
Each action in the process is recorded by project and each folder owns an activity log. The approval tool provides project managers with a dashboard of all projects subject by specialty approval and provides an overview of approvals. The tool also alerts professionals and subcontractors of the timelines for approving drawings as well as new uploaded drawings ready to be submitted, approved, annotated or rejected.
The Asset Tool to Better Plan Capital Projects
The Archidata Solution Asset Assessment Tool helps building owners to better plan capital projects and collect data in order to successfully manage the maintenance, renewal, replacement and compliance of their facilities.
Using an online survey to assess the condition of facilities and assets, the Asset Assessment Tool includes a diligent review of assets and a mosaic of photos to produce detailed reports. Equipment and assets are classified according to the Uniformat II standard.
From the data entered, the Asset Assessment Tool automatically generates a summary report of projects and budgets for top management and a detailed report for managers.
These reports include priorities and corrective actions to be undertaken, as well as cost estimates and recommendations.
The Asset Assessment Tool stands out particularly to locate the corrective actions to be executed related to the targeted spaces, inside the building. This powerful feature allows to group the jobs to be executed according to spaces or projects.
LEASING MANAGEMENTOFFICE | COMMERCIAL | RETAIL | RESIDENTIAL
Ongoing Management of Vacant SpacesIn just one click, the Leasing Management tool creates a global image of vacant spaces for a building or an entire portfolio. It automatically generates and customizes technical specs sheets without the need of a third party. Specs sheets are available online to send to potential clients and are accessible from any mobile devices. This tool also produces occupancy simulations with lease expiry date for any given year.
ONGOING MANAGEMENT OF ASBESTOS
As a particular case of Space and Equipment Management, the Asbestos Inventory tool shows areas affected by asbestos by floor and by room, in 2D and 3D. The information is kept up to date in a database that is used as a centralized document. Access to the database is tiered according to the security level given to users.
BUILDING DASHBOARD CRITICAL FOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
Archidata’s Building Dashboard enables emergency teams to navigate quickly into the building.
It can also be linked easily to any other earth mapping platforms.
The Archidata Solution allows users to access and view emergency floor plans, security systems and equipment of any building from any computer in the world in seconds, enabling a better preparation for, and a faster reaction to, any situation.
Hence, a response team would know how to access a building or room, know who occupies the room, and be able to view the equipment inside it (e.g., security, fire prevention, electrical, HVAC, mechanical).
Furthermore, the Archidata Solution has a very powerful search engine – a sort of “Google for the Building” – to locate rooms, workstations, employees, equipment and vertical voids.
Immediate access to the right building plan can save lives !
The Archidata Solution ensures that emergency teams and first responders have access remotely to the plans and that they are archived in an area outside the building itself.