How does University of California ensure buildings are performing?


How does the University of California plan to manage their property assets across 10 campuses? By implementing an impressive new program called ICAMP – the Integrated Capital Asset Management Program. We caught up with Rich Powers, of the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) to find out how ICAMP enables visibility and integration across campus systems, and promotes efficient asset lifecycle management, too…

Defining the key elements of ICAMP

The ICAMP solution contains three solutions, all of which come together to support better decision-making:

  •       IBM TRIRIGA Cloud
  •       RSMeans
  •       FieldFLEX Mobile.

UCOP chose the TRIRIGA platform to bring together all of their asset data into one integrated system. TRIRIGA lets you create a building inventory and location hierarchy. It has the capabilities required to manage those buildings throughout their lifecycle. Crucially, it supports facility condition assessment, or FCA. This is how they access every building component, from floor to ceiling, for health and performance. By using TRIRIGA, Rich’s team can overlay their building inventory with the FCA data to see which assets are most at risk, or in need of maintenance.

By combining this information with industry data from RSMeans, the team is able to estimate potential repair costs, then kick off opportunities from within TRIRIGA. UCOP also built a mobile FCA application with FieldFLEX Mobile that makes TRIRIGA available to technicians in the field. This carries the advantage of a streamlined inspection and assessment process. It allows architectural, electrical, and mechanical inspectors to look at their respective inventory elements and access asset data with ease. The application supports storing floor plans, uploading photos and videos, geo-tagging buildings and assets, and cross-referencing lifecycle data to help inspectors make better real-time assessments across the portfolio…

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How do you import projects through IBM TRIRIGA integration?


Does anyone have experience in project integration (data transfer) from an external existing project through any IBM TRIRIGA integration module? Our templates and mapping have been identified, but the question is about reproducing the overall standard when a project is created. This seems hard. In order to have this project consistent in TRIRIGA, we think that we need to be consistent with the following:

  • Project and direct associations with business objects in perimeter
  • Associated purchase orders
  • Budget and their associated cost codes
  • Financial data and their associated computation

Any help and experience would be great, even if the answer is it’s too hard.

Without detailed knowledge on the user’s part, such as a fundamental knowledge of all of the application functionality, it would really be best to engage IBM Services to implement this integration. It’s not impossible, but it really would need a lot of care.

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Is there a way to switch from the company view to facility project?


By default, the “Company|Project” toggle switcher allows switching to a capital project. Is it possible to switch to a facility project?

No. The facility project was not created with the same structure as the capital project. So the silo behavior that is associated to the capital project is not provided for facility project. But it would be possible to create a custom solution to do so. Or if you would like to see this sort of behavior in the as-shipped application, you might enter an RFE to request that enhancement.

[Admin: This post is related to the 02.13.17 post about project context. To see other related posts, use the Project Context tag or “capital project” search phrase.]

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How do you compare two lists of contacts to find missing records?


I would like to know if there is a way to compare two lists of triContactRole records and find the records that are not in both lists. The case is as follows: (1) One list of triContactRole records is associated to the triCapitalProject object. (2) The other list of records is associated to the triPurchaseOrder object. (3) So I would like to copy the triContactRole records from capital project to purchase order, but only those that do not already exist in purchase order. Is there any way to do that?

One way might be to have a workflow where a Query task grabs all of the resulting contact role records associated to the capital project record. Then have an Iterator (Iter) task that goes through each of those records. Within the Iter, you can have another Query task grabbing the contact role records of the purchase order record using the Iter record as a filter. Then have a Switch task that says if the result count of the second Query task = 0, then create the contact role record for the purchase order record.

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IV97332: Capital project locations are not displaying on GIS map


In TRIRIGA 10.5.1, if you navigate to Home > Projects, and have the “Projects – Projects Landing Page – Default” portal in place, the primary locations for any projects you have listed in the “My Active Projects” portal section are flagged in the “My Project Locations” portal section.

But in TRIRIGA 10.5.2, this does not happen. No project locations appear with a flag in the “My Project Locations” portal section. There appears to be a problem introduced between 10.5.1 and 10.5.2 due to a reverse association filter being removed.

The “Location – Navigation – GIS – Buildings, Structures, and Retail Locations – Project Manager Query” was configured with an incorrect forward association string, that prevented capital project locations from displaying on a GIS map. Moving forward, the Advanced tab > Geography Module > triCity Business Object association filter had its forward association string updated to “Geography Contains” from “Geography Belongs To”.

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IV97243: “Apply Record” and “Apply Template” use current time stamps


The “Apply Record” and “Apply Template” methods use current time stamps, instead of source-record time stamps when mapping to the created tasks.

We needed to make modifications to use a Query task to grab all associated tasks and task templates on the target record, and call two workflows against each to force updates to the Planned Start and Planned End dates within the context of their associated calendars. Moving forward, the application now correctly applies the task calendar hour restrictions to the tasks and task templates when using the “Apply Template” and “Apply Record” functionality with capital projects.

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