In projects requiring ’BIM’ we are often asked to define the ‘LOD’ of objects within Building Information Models. In the Client’s Requirements as well as in the BIM Execution Plan, we need to fill long spreadsheets where objects are classified in different classification systems and a ‘LOD’ is required at each stage.

But are we sure that the ‘LOD’ concept is clear to everybody? Is it always associated to objects? Are we managing it the best way? And most of all, how can we verify and validate it?

In this #BIMTalk, we will answer all these questions and attendees will discover how ‘LOD’ is defined in the main international standards and how to effectively implement it in your projects using the Level of Information Need concept introduced in the new BIM international standard ISO19650-1.
Despite what many people think, the ‘LOD’ is a complex concept that requires a deep knowledge in order to improve the entire workflow and avoid later claims.

Dr. Marzia works as Advisor on Digital Innovation at Mace in London where she develops and implements digital construction solutions for international clients. She is glad to be a member of the BIM Excellence Initiative, Assistant Editor of the BIM Dictionary where she coordinates more than 100 volunteers from 23 countries.

She is also a member of the Italian Organisation for Standardisation (UNI), ambassador of the UK BIM Alliance and expert at the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) TC 442 where she chairs a Task Group on information requirements standardisation with experts form 11 countries. She is Founder of Italians in Digital Transformation UK. In 2017 she received the ‘Woman Ingenious’ award for her work on BIM at the international level and in 2019 she has been nominated finalist for Women in Construction and Engineering Awards as Best Woman in Digital Innovation. Her company also assigned her the Star Award for Innovation and Service Excellence.

This is a part of the BIM Africa BIMTalk (August Edition), a periodic learning-based virtual program. There was no recording of this session.

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