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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

CodeBook: "Shaping the Memory of Complex Buildings"

CodeBook provides total visibility across the entire building life-cycle.

Everyone involved in the definition, design, procurement, construction and lifetime operation of a complex building benefits with CodeBook at the heart of their operational environment.

CodeBook is a PC-based software management tool. It interfaces with the latest releases of all leading third-party design, CAD and BIM applications, including Revit® AutoCAD®, MicroStation and ArchiCAD.

Increased attention is being paid to the idea of ‘cradle to grave’ – in response to the challenges of climate change and the growing attention on whole life financial cost. In response, CodeBook manages building information from concept to demolition. It carries the origins, structure and life of the building, allowing changes and adaptations to be tracked in real time.

Crucially, CodeBook allows building owners and facility managers to inherit the complete data from design and construction teams – and to utilize it as part of their own management toolset.

CodeBook was launched in 1993, created by an architect to link textual aspects of a design to the graphics. This single information model has proved invaluable to the substantial teams involved in the construction of numerous complex, large buildings. CodeBook anticipated Building Information Modelling  (BIM) and Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie) by many years, but its advantages go beyond both in its scope and value. CodeBook becomes the repository of knowledge of a building. No other application offers similar benefits.

There's more information available on the CodeBook International website.

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