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Recently published article in Automation in Construction magazine ‘Systems information modeling: From file exchanges to model sharing for electrical instrumentation and control systems’ in reference to an Iron Ore mine recently designed and constructed using DAD and relevant portals.

“The mining industry in Australia is in a period of intense introspection as it seeks to improve its productivity and competitiveness in global markets. With mining projects experiencing increasing overruns on capital expendi- ture, there is a need to re-examine existing business practices to address the prevailing productivity crisis that the industry is experiencing. In addressing this issue, within the context of electrical instrumentation and control systems (EICS), a case study that examines the development of a systems information model (SIM) to improve productivity during the engineering, construction, maintenance, and operations processes of a magnetite iron ore processing plant is presented and discussed. By transforming the established document oriented information exchanges that are typically used in EICS projects to a more collaborative data-sharing environment, processes were streamlined and errors, as a result of duplication and inconsistency, were significantly prevented from occurring. While still working within the restriction of discipline-specific models, the creation of a SIM is the first step towards an integrated and interoperable data without a reliance on drawings.” Excerpt from – Systems information modeling: From file exchanges to model sharing for electrical instrumentation and control systems by Peter E.D. Love, Jingyang Zhou, Jane Matthews

The full article can be found here