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Mo Shana'a

Mo is the CEO & Co-Founder of Morta. He previously worked with the Chief Information Officer of the largest contractor in the Middle East on setting best practices for data flows and has an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge. In his free time he contributes to industry initiatives such as the UK BIM Framework Guidance.

Information management abbreviations and acronyms

You want to learn about Information Management or Building Information Modelling (BIM) so you start reading articles online. You quickly find all kinds of acronyms (OIRs, PIRs, LAPs, APs, the list goes on). Sometimes they even use the same letters (does an EIR ring a bell?) which makes things even more confusing. While there are lists of abbreviations and terms in each of the UK BIM Framework Guidance documents (which we sourced the initial list of Abbreviations and terms below from) and in any standard you read, we couldn't find ONE list that summarised what you need to know. 

So here it is, the definitive list of abbreviations and acronyms for Information Managers. If we missed out any, let us know! Hope this helps. 

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Getting started and managing users with Morta

Signing up to Morta

Signing Up to Morta is extremely straightforward. Users can choose their Microsoft or Google accounts or alternatively enter an email and set a password after agreeing on terms and conditions. Kindly follow the simple steps below. You will be receiving an email to verify your email address and once you click on the verification url, you will be able to login to your account successfully.

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Morta Use Cases

In our last post, we highlighted that Morta's platform is as flexible as a spreadsheet. We are working with organisations across the supply chains across a range of functions to improve data quality, connect information and automate processes.

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Spreadsheets in construction - The good, the bad and the ugly

In every construction project and organisation, you'll find tens of spreadsheets, for all kinds of things - heck some organisations even have a "spreadsheet of spreadsheets". They are cheap, easy to use, available for everyone and extremely flexible - so what is not to like? In fact, regardless of the function you work in, at least one of your processes will likely be managed using a spreadsheet.

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Introduction to Morta

Many have commented on the stagnant productivity and the state of digitalisation in the industry. The challenges we face ranging from increased demand to limited financing, climate change, and Covid-19 makes these problems more prominent than ever. 

Over the last few years, this has led to increased adoption of software in construction to improve performance, and advocates for emerging technologies ranging from AI to digital twins and robotics.

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