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Project 1 – Metrics, Benchmarking & Repository

The first of three analytical consortium projects in the TIES Living Lab, which is managed by Doug Forbes of Whole Life Consultants Ltd.

It includes partners Accelar, University of Dundee, Social Profit Calculator (Loop) and the Office for National Statistics.  

This project has four priorities:

Priority 1 – To gather, analyse and prepare performance benchmarks for the demonstrator asset types (both current data for new demonstrator assets and historical data for similar asset types) 

Priority 2 – To gather contextual information to enable process analysis within Project 3

Priority 3 – To develop a repository to store benchmarking data and enable/support partners to use it to inform decision making 

Priority 4 – To prepare a generic framework for creating benchmarks (including metrics and protocols) of data for specified asset classes within generic projects

The project will enable the consistent presentation of historic data, to allow benchmarking of performance between assets, through the development of consistent metrics, to allow, facilitate or permit the analysis of the underlying cause of the differences in performance and a reduction in the uncertainty associated with predicting performance.

These aims will be enabled by the development of a centralised repository which will provide secure and restricted access to the data, in a uniform format, to allow further analysis and the preparation of anonymised benchmarks.

The protocols which are produced will ensure that data in future is collected according to rules which will facilitate benchmarking.

Project Outcomes

  • Development of performance benchmarks (in so far as the available data allows) to allow causes of differences in performance to be determined for:
    • Cost
    • Productivity
    • Time
    • Quality 
    • Carbon and environmental
    • Whole life social value
  • Creation of a repository which allows TIES Living Lab partners to be better informed about the performance of their projects including showing potential for live links to the Intelligent Infrastructure Control Centre (IICC)
  • Preparation for protocols for data collection and future benchmarking.