BIM actual digital question
PAS 1192:2 Specification for information management for the capital/delivery phase of construction projects using building information modelling, suggest that the employer's information requirements may be based around a series of simple plain language questions (PLQ), that the employer will wish to answer at key stages to assess whether the project is developing as required, and whether it should proceed to the next stage.
High level plain language questions may be broken down into more specific, component questions, and where possible, may be formulated into 'actual digital question' (ADQ) that can be answered with a specific piece of digital information. For example "do the areas on the schedule of accommodation meet the requirements of the brief ?" might be answered by comparing a schedule of accommodation with the project brief provided, both prepared in a suitable digital format.
In some cases, the use of BIM can allow the automatic generation of suitable information, and can automatically generate an answer to an actual digital question. This can be an effective and efficient way of presenting decision makers with the very best information possible, in the shortest timescale.
See plain language questions for more information.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
Featured articles and news
IHBC book review: Charles Barry’s monumental struggle to rebuild the Houses of Parliament.
Read about RSHP's British Museum extension which has been shortlisted for the 2017 Stirling Prize.
Read our introductory article to building a house extension.
More updates from DCMS about the large-scale testing of cladding systems and the number of buildings affected.
UandI secure resolution to grant planning consent for major new regeneration project.
IHBC article considers how heritage is dealt with when infrastructure schemes are authorised.
It was the tallest structure in the world for 3,800 years, but to this day the exact construction techniques are a mystery.
Shortlist for the industry's most coveted award announced.
Government responds to Mark Farmer's review of industry, rejecting the call for a levy on clients.
Peter Hansford to examine what wider lessons can be learned from the fire.
Every project is subject to uncertainty. How can construction better understand uncertainty for performance improvement?
MAD Architects reveal their designs for a futuristic campus for electric car manufacturer.
Homebuyers could borrow more with better forecasting of energy bills, according to industry consortium's new report.