Landscape management and maintenance
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This chapter looks at the management of landscape assets electronically, in particular working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Building Information Modelling (BIM), and the production of an Asset Information Model (AIM) that meets the needs of the landscape manager. An effective landscape management strategy will allow for the seasonal variations and unpredicted events that are a part of the life cycle of any landscape. An understanding of how the landscape will change over time in order to design for site conditions is intrinsic to landscape professional practice. Landscape maintenance activities are either reactive, or planned to meet performance criteria. The electronic management of landscape assets happens at two distinct scales: the site-specific and the multi-site. Classification systems and standardised information formats can help managers to plan effectively. Product Data Templates (PDTs) are key to providing greater access to object information as a resource for the construction industry, via freely available data in a standard format.