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Fiatech Adopts 3-Year Strategic Plan

The Fiatech has published a three-year Strategic Plan to enhance global development and adoption of innovative practices and technologies for capital facilities. Led by retired Dow executive Jerry Gipson, the Strategic Direction Committee included representatives from owners, manufacturers, AEC firms, and academic institutions headquartered in nations around the world. Executing the plan will ensure that […]

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EPIM EqHub

EPIM was established in 2006 by Norwegian Oil & Gas. It is organized as a non-profit organization and is owned and operated by the operators on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. EPIM’s Supply Chain Management (SCM) Domain services improve the quality of supply chain management through tracking equipment and easy access to quality ISO15926 equipment information […]

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Help Us Shape our Training Programs

Help us build a great training program.  In less than 15 minutes you can help us understand your training requirements by filling out a brief Survey – no prep required, just jump in. Why is this important? In 2014 the JORD project is putting together an ambitious training programme and we need to know where people are having […]

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Fiatech 2014 Conference

The Fiatech 2014 Conference & Showcase will provide you an opportunity to be part of the leadership that is realizing advanced performance through new technologies and innovative practices. The Conference Program will explore game changing tools and technologies that are benefitting our industry. Leaders in the industry will present innovative practices and advancing work processes […]

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How do You Know Which RDL to Use?

In an earlier post, Is a Generic Data Model Like Generic Peas? we said that because anyone can update the Reference Data Library (RDL) that it will collect garbage, and that this was a good thing. If you’ve ever been involved with cleaning up a mature database this was probably quite a surprise. People whose job […]

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JORD – What Next?

My goal is to be transparent about our plans and progress to make the PCA Reference Data Services an enterprise quality resource the industry can rely upon, not just for content and availability, but as an entire ecosystem with supporting processes. To that end, let me share a bit of an update since joining the […]

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New JORD Leadership

Julian M.N. Bourne has been announced as the lead for JORD Scope D, responsible for defining and building a self-sustaining organizational entity for the RDS and all of its supporting activities. Julian has over two decades of experience in software engineering and product management in the enterprise information technology sector and in July rejoined the […]

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Glossary of Terms

There is a new addition to the Resource Center – a Casual Glossary for Terms. We have included terms specific to iRING and many other terms related to technology, theory and standards material.  The contents are meant to be casual and informative, so when in doubt consult official sources for formal/proper definitions. A final note, within the iRING community […]

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Is a Generic Data Model Like Generic Peas?

Is a Generic Data Model Like Generic Peas?

In a previous article, ISO 15926 – A Decades-long Overnight Success, we told how ISO 15926 was born from the decision to split the large, comprehensive data model of STEP into two parts; Part 2, a generic data model, and Part 4, a library of reference data, or just the RDL. We have written several […]

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BIM+iRING (1+1=3)

BIM (Building Information Modeling) is a conceptual idea that is well understood at the executive level. It enables the visualization of engineered assets in 3D, as well as 4D (schedule), 5D (cost), nD (safety, constructability, augmented reality, etc) and supports information sharing amongst the shareholders – engineering, procurement, construction and operations and maintenance – along […]

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