Digital consultant Operam has launched Operam Academy, an online learning site designed to educate existing and future workforces on the latest international standards and best practice for the management of information.
The move follows the publication in December last year of two ISO international standards, the first to be published within the new ISO 19650 series, which defines the business processes for the effective management of asset-related information during the delivery and operational phase of built assets.
Based upon the current UK 1192 series, the publication of the standards has created a level playing field for the providers of information to work collaboratively and find innovative solutions to ensuring the right people, get the right information, at the right time – setting themselves apart from the competition.
Paul Shillcock, Operam’s founder and principal adviser, has played what he describes as “a prominent role” in the development of both the UK 1192 series and the ISO 19650 series, as the co-author of PAS 1192-2 (the framework document for BIM Level 2 in the UK) and author of ISO 19650-2, which looks at the management of information during the delivery phase of assets.
Shillcock said: “I believe the adoption of the ISO 19650 series will be widespread, as asset owners and construction clients around the world seek to reduce risk, increase predictability and achieve better business outcomes.
“In response, there will be a need for both the providers and receivers of information to transform the way in which they produce, exchange and use digital information, whilst aligning their business process to the latest industry standards and best practice.
“To achieve sustained success, organisations need to provide their workforce with the right level of education to give them the knowledge they will need to adopt new ways of working and to build better teams, which is why we’ve launched Operam Academy.”
Operam Academy provides three learning channels to support formal, informal and social learning. To prepare the course material, Operam collaborated with Royal BAM Group to map the learning outcomes for all management functions and roles involved in the procurement, and the delivery planning and information production stages of the asset lifecycle.