Lesson 1, Topic 1
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Specific Trigger Events

A trigger event is something that happens during the operation of a building where new or updated information concerning an asset is generated. 

It is particularly important for an individual working within or on behalf of an appointing party (asset owner/operator) to understand what types of trigger events may happen and the ‘good practice’ involved in keeping information up to date. 
During the operational phase there will be planned and unplanned events that happen (sometimes at the same time) that will generate new information. 

The image in the slide showcases some of the most common trigger events, it is important that whoever is responsible for updating information know how to do this during one of these events, this will be different for different types of assets. 

The grey loops in the diagram showcase when the asset is built or refurbished, in these cases, they would revert back to the processes within ISO19650 part 2 – project delivery. 
Although there are many possible trigger events it is possible to group them under 4 main headings, these can be seen in the diagram. 

Acquire could include the handover of a new building or the purchasing of a new asset.

End of life is relatively self-explanatory, it is when a building is demolished, decommissioned or sold. 

Maintain is any activity associated with the maintenance of the building, so fire inspections, laser scans, cleaning operations, planned and reactive maintenance tasks. 

Renew is typical when new upgrades or full refurbishments, change in use happen to a building or asset. 
As shown in surveying, an asset is a key trigger event during the asset life cycle. This example shows a piece of work by Northumbria University and BIM Academy where we laser scanned and modelled part of Durham Cathedral in order to showcase the opportunities for BIM within a heritage asset. 
After we had laser scanned the chapter house we created a 3D model of the area and all of the 2D information associated with this.
We found that one of the key advantages to having a model of this area was that we could showcase a number of different design options and scenarios when looking at what this area could be used for.
We also showcased the ability to visualise a condition survey of the area in order to support the process of planning improvements moving forward.