The KIRA-digi project is making progress

3.12.2018

Kymdata and its partners are involved in the KIRA-digi project “Use of the ETIM-compliant technical data in the electrical design process”. The project studies and tests how the product data that is created according to the classification, defined in the previous KIRA-digi project, can be transferred from the Sähkönumerot.fi service into the CADS Electric design software and how it can be best used in electrical design of the building chosen as a pilot object.

What specific problem is the experiment trying to solve?

The project studies and tests how product data that is created according to the classification, defined in the previous KIRA-digi project “Coordination of the product databases of the HVAC and electricity sector to meet designers’ and developers’ needs”, can be transferred from the Sähkönumerot.fi service into the CADS Electric design software and how it can be best used in electrical design of the building chosen as a pilot object.

What is the objective of the experiment?

The objective is to put into practice the product data (SURA data), defined in the earlier project, and use it in the entire supply chain.  This makes the process of electrical design more efficient, facilitates the designer’s work and improves the quality by enabling the use of product data for 240,000 electrotechnical products in the Sähkönumerot.fi service in electrical design and data modelling, as a first step in the CADS Electric design software.  At the same time the project creates conditions for transferring and using the product data in the broader supply chain, such as contract procurement and making the tender calculation more efficient (the number of errors in tenders will be reduced and the bids of the various operators will be more comparable), early phase of construction (work-time procurement, create game rules for product comparison, reduce time, spent on product comparison), building delivery stage (final documentation, for example BIM and actual product data) and the maintenance of buildings (availability of standardised product data for maintenance and repair work).
 

What is actually done in this experiment?

A new interface for the Sähkönumerot.fi-service, from which SURA data can be downloaded into the design software. New functions will be developed for the CADS Electric design software, so it will support the use of the SURA data in the design process. In a true pilot project, the possible uses of SURA data will be brainstormed and tested, and we will find out if we can produce more accurate and better design material for the other parties to the project, (builders, and contractors) based on new classifications.
 

What results do you expect from the experiment?

In the long term, all parties of the construction project, since the project studies the possibilities of using product data in the whole supply chain.