The following text is an introduction to the concept of coordinated design and
where it fits in the overall process of asset lifecycle management.
The solutions are based on ‘cloud based services’
meaning that the solutions are easily accessible via the
internet 24/7. All information from across all projects can
be brought together in a single solution offering a powerful
decision making tool, but hosted in a highly secure
Advantages of theses solutions are,
•• Live reporting.
•• Quickly see the status of a project and progress.
•• Bring together information from disparate project
teams to a single location for easy review.
•• No loss of knowledge between project phases leading
to time savings, reduced cost and ‘empowered’ staff.
•• Full asset register at construction finish directly into
•• Ability to manage mobile work crews.
•• Asset analysis over time for efficiency.
•• Integrated sustainability analysis.
•• Build your site twice. Once in virtual reality to design
out issues and once in real life.
This text is only an example of the solutions available and
a more detailed response can be provided after further
discussions with IKEA to understand the requirements.
BENEFITS OF COORDINATED DESIGN
Some of the main benefits of working in 3D environment
over 2D environment are:
•• Superior coordination – all information coordinated
centrally, not across multiple drawings in different
•• Independent studies have shown a 30% cost saving
over a full lifecycle than 2D design.
•• Superior collaboration – working from federated
combined models leads to greater collaborative
•• Models object based – allows for intelligent data to be
embedded (FM, specifications etc).
•• Intelligent model data can be pushed down stream
over the project lifecycle from analysis to FM to
•• 3D Models allow for clash detection early in the
conceptual process through to on site construction.
•• Detailed contextual visualisation of the asset with real
Architectural and Structural Coordination
Cloud Based Solutions
Web Based Management Dashboards
Design Clash Detection
world materials applied to the model.
•• Analysis (Structural, Energy etc) can be carried out on
the asset at early conception which eliminates early
design coordination issues.
•• Early cost reviews and design options can be
conducted at the conceptual phase and be monitored
•• Opportunity to utilise models for fabrication and offset
•• Building of asset twice, once in a virtual environment
and once on site ‘fit first time’.
•• Determine material costs and therefore a high level
budget for materials. This could be set as a quality
delivery requirement to a construction contractor
to deliver and a benchmark for reviewing the final
COORDINATED DESIGN OPTIONS
The 3D modelling process is essentially based on data
management principles achieved through a defined
standard that the various design teams would work to.
There are a number of options for coordinated design that
IKEA could consider:
•• A manual process run inhouse within IKEA, or a design
consultant, manually importing the 3D designs from
the Architect, MEP and Structural consultants and
running a clash detection.
•• Using a Common Data environment built to BIM
principles with a web interface to manage the design
process and then run clash detections as part of the
project work flow.
ASSET LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT
To define the design standards we need to understand
what the asset lifecycle is. The diagram below shows an
outline of the asset lifecycle management moving through
various stages and the associated sub-categories that
impact the asset. Strategic Asset Management (PAS
55) defines asset management as, “the systematic and
coordinated practices through which an organisation
optimally and sustainably manages its assets and
asset systems, their associated performance, risks and
expenditures over their life cycles for the purposes of
achieving its organisational strategic plan.”
Retire & RecycleOperate & MaintainHand OverCommissioningBuildProcureDesignProcureRequirements
Centralised Data Management
• Phased Development
• Central Portal
• Single Source of Truth
• Easy Access
• Management Reporting
• Trend Analysis
• Sell on
Asset or Site
Asset Lifecycle Information
Design Construction Hand Back
ERP Human Resources Finance
Project Project Project
Coordinated Design with actual construction materials