We are delighted to announce our partnership with Australia’s Virtual Buildings Information System (VBIS).
A landmark collaboration, the coming together of Zutec and the VBIS Standard enables the seamless, efficient and accurate compilation of facility asset information, through an industry standard asset classification system.
Specifically, this enhancement helps to link data in disparate systems, within the existing built environment to provide a whole-life view of the assets.
An integral part of the recently launched Victoria Digital Asset Strategy (VDAS), VBIS is intentionally designed to facilitate the standardisation of asset categorisation and accessing information. It’s a crucial tool in driving up quality through the asset lifecycle, as well as de-risking the building and increasing compliance.
VBIS’ asset and documentation classification structure, combined with its search syntax, facilitates the efficient transfer of useful information from contractors to facilities and asset managers.
Importantly, this combined approach will provide facilities and asset managers with a consistent way to search, display, compare and interrogate key asset and maintenance information.
Commenting on the partnership, Charles Walker, Regional project lead at Zutec, says, “Becoming VBIS enabled allows for a greater level of interconnectivity and ensures our customers can easily locate their information, which, with large, complex facilities in particular, can be a long and arduous process. We are also continually looking for ways to get involved with government-backed initiatives around the world to take our platform to the next level and to provide our users with the best construction and asset data technology available.
“As we help the industry to become increasingly digitised, an ontology for assets in the built environment will prove crucial, and will make the entire construction process, from the design phase through to handover, simpler and more successful overall.”
To date, Zutec is already being adopted across some VBIS-enabled projects in Victoria. The platform-provider will continue to work in close partnership with VBIS, helping improve efficiency, accuracy, consistency and transparency in the construction journey, at handover and in the ongoing facilities management.
Significantly, it empowers the built industry to have safer, more comfortable and higher quality properties.
For more information about Virtual Buildings Information System (VBIS), click here.