The Asset Information Modelling Framework (AIMF) is introduced to bring about a change in the way of working. The goal is that the industry should share one and the same model of an asset with a rich, multidimensional structure. The AIMF makes it possible to proceed incrementally, modelling fragments of information step by step, with focus on where the largest gain is, and such that each step gives value without the need for a huge upfront investment.
The Information Modelling Framework is a collection of reusable model blocks that allow users to model individual fragments of information. A case in point can be design codes used by subject matter experts. Such model blocks could be combined into larger models and be gradually extended with more detail, exploiting mechanisms for inheritance and propagation of information across the resulting models.
The resulting models serve to show how information is interrelated and support moving through the data using the perspective of choice. They enable richer data to be exchanged or even shared, they increase the breadth and quality of data, and open up for massive automation of repetitive and tedious data processing tasks that today can only be done by human experts.