I want to transform passive non-directive environments (like BIMs) into Directive Environments that infuse directiveness, directive focus, directly into modeled and captured environments, rather than leaving directiveness abstracted, left only in its conventional form.
- Drawings exhibit the quality of directiveness, a quality that is essential in AEC
- Directiveness therefore should be clearly exhibited within modeled environments like BIMs
Directiveness in AEC has certain definitive aspects.
Directives (formerly only drawings) are:
location-specific, each directive/drawing represents a location (defined in some clear way) in a proposed environment of a real project. Location-specificity has an important practical consequence: directives/drawings are
finite in number, directives/drawings are finite in number because we don’t direct/draw all locations in a proposed project, but only the representative few that we intentionally choose to direct/draw. Because directives/drawings are finite in number, their development and review is an achievable task. So because directives/drawings are finite in number, they are
reviewable, directives/drawings are reviewable by someone authorized to review, and because they are reviewed they can be
issued, directives/drawings are issued with the confidence that comes from review. What follows from confidence is that directive/drawings are
affirmative; each directive/drawing affirms: “at this location, everything that should be present here (at this location), is present here, I affirm it.” Because of this affirmed validation, each directive/drawing is effectively and reliably
directive; each directive/drawing effectively directs people to, “look -here-, understand -this-, and do -this-.”
Communication is transformed and improved when directiveness is infused directly into modeled and captured visual environments, transforming them into directive environments that are specifically useful for work.
Without directiveness, what is the practical meaning of a BIM? What effect does a model have without directiveness? Likewise, what meaning is there in the typical efforts at grading the maturity level of BIMs, all of which have been passive and non-directive BIMs?
On the other hand, what becomes possible when models become directive, like this?:
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