TH02 - Levels of Development (LOD) for Specification Information

Thursday, October 10 from 7:45 AM to 8:45 AM « Back

Graphical-3D as well as 4 and 5D information is now an accepted part of any BIM.  The Level of Development (LOD) document does not address organizing data here-to-fore included in traditional specifications.  We are adapting the LOD to address that qualitative information.  We want to help teams define the information needed at each level of development throughout the course of design.  We will present several scenarios by which systems may be defined by the four (five) recognized methods of specifying: Descriptive, Performance, Reference Standard, or Proprietary and the most usual method, a combination of the four methods.  Additional questions arise once this concept is brought forward. What is the minimal unit of information transferred?  How and when are sub levels or options required?  How do we know that they, in conjunction with other pieces of information and the graphical LOD, clearly define the building element completely at the level given?  What information should be included in each of the levels?

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:
• Recognize the fundamental concepts underlying the existing LOD document and its relation to AIA contract documents use and exchange of “digital documents”
• Identify the relationship between LOD and non-graphical qualitative information
• Define the problems inherent in determining different LODs for different materials and assemblies
• Apply the methods of specifying to this new LOD

Credits:
1 AIA LU; BOMI; CSI (CDT, CCS, CCPR); IIBEC

Content Level:
Intermediate

Audience:
Architects/Designers, Engineers, Project Managers, Contractors, Owners and Specifiers

Tracks:
Construction Documents/Construction Administration; Specifications


Credits: 1 AIA LU, BOMI, CSI, ICC, IIBEC, NARI


Education Tracks: Topic: Specifications, Topic: Construction Docs/ Admin., Audience: Architect/ Designer, Audience: Contractor, Audience: Project Manager, Audience: Engineer, Audience: Specifier, Audience: Owner

Event Type: Education Sessions > Session


 
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