The recommendations in the report centred around a need to implement a more collaborative process of sharing information about high-rise residential buildings (HRRB).
Other sections of the report called for the mandated use of building information modelling (BIM) across the construction sector. This is due to the assertion by the BIM4Housing steering group that the use of BIM would have significant benefits for the construction industry.
These benefits include:
In relation to the golden thread of information, Dame Hackitt laid out the following recommendations:
In addition, Dame Hackitt recommended that there should be a duty holder who must “hold, transfer and update” information throughout the building’s lifecycle.
The duty holder must also identify where gaps in the required information exist and also design a strategy for making sure that gap in information is filled.
This process will be made much easier with the data available through a digital twin. Having a digital twin will enable the team responsible for the physical asset to see all of the essential information in one place and allow for constant monitoring and maintenance of the asset.