COINS for BIM
COINS (Constructive Objects and the INtegration of processes and Systems) has the following objectives:
- Making the agreements regarding work methods and all information needed to support the construction process available
- Offering a common basis for the use of object information and the integration of the construction process
In practice, COINS is an open standard for the exchange of information from Building Information Modelling (BIM). COINS was developed for the purpose of process improvement and use of common information in the construction sector. This is why TechniaTranscat developed CBIS.
The manufacturing industry has been using the combination of 3D objects with Product Data Management for years. Especially industrial equipment, aircraft industry (aerospace/aviation), shipbuilding and automotive industry, and the process industry have achieved great improvements. COINS was designed to achieve the same improvement in the construction sector through uniform recording of information.
With this uniform recording, it is easier to exchange information which makes, collaboration easier.
Benefits of COINS
The open standard of COINS for BIM offers a number of important benefits to the construction sector and its clients:
- Lower transaction costs
- Reduced failure costs
- Improved building quality
Building Information Management (BIM)
All relevant information of a building comes together in Building Information Management (BIM). BIM is a digital model of a building to which all practical information of the building is linked. The information in the Building Information Management is used for both design and construction, as well as for maintenance of an object. Not only technical and architectural information is recorded; Installations and other technical and practical information are recorded in a BIM as well.
COINS is one of the open standards used to exchange data at a high BIM level. Data generated according to the COINS standard is collected and structured to improve the information flow of a construction process. There are two resources to do this within the COINS standard:
- The COINS container (the exchange format)
- COINS principles for information management (the methodologies)
Via the COINS container, structure information, including related documents, are exchanged between different involved parties in a construction process. Thanks to the open standard, this exchange takes place without any loss of information, regardless of the software used. The COINS container is consistent with other standards, such as VISI, IFC, and IDM.
COINS principles for information management
The system within COINS follows the method within Systems Engineering. COINS therefore supports the exchange of information from Systems Engineering. This allows important data and documents to be coherently recorded in a single database:
- object tree
- 2D drawings
- 3D models
- IFC models
- Geographic Information System/GIS
- object type library.
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