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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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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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OGI Pilot Demonstrates Standards-Based Handover and Provisioning

On September 25, 2012, at the ISA Automation conference in Orlando, we witnessed a demonstration of the Oil & Gas Interoperability Pilot (OGI Pilot), the most significant information exchange project to date in the capital projects industry. Here we will describe what happened during the demonstration and give you a peek under the hood at […]

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JORD Phase 1 Complete

The JORD (Joint Operational Reference Data) Project – PCA in partnership with Fiatech – kicked-off in May 2011 on phase 1 of a 3 year project to deliver a scalable & sustainable enhanced PCA RDS (Reference Data Service) Operations within 5 years. We are proud to announce that Phase 1 of the project completed in 2012. In Phase 1 […]

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Geometry Exchange – Open-for-Comment

Post note: This post is for a technical audience. The PCA Geometry Special Interest Group (SIG) team has released draft documents that provide the details of the ISO 15926 Part 7 Templates to be used for Geometry exchange. The initial focus is on 2D geometry. The Geometry SIG team is seeking comment from the broader […]

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How long is a piece of string ?

I was asked recently about how long it would take to develop a Reference Data Library. One answer I have heard is forever, but of course another answer is immediately (or as long as it takes to deploy an iRingTools Server). Both answers are correct, but neither is very helpful. Indeed, there is a Reference […]

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