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Verification table (‘compliance matrix’)

The verification table (also often referred to as compliance matrix) in BriefBuilder is an overview which shows all the verification data (i.e. phases, methods, responsible users, outcomes, demonstration documents) in a tabular form.

The verification table can be found under the verification heading in the navigation bar.

See below for an explanation of how to best use the verification table.

If you want to get a more visual overview of verifications (pie charts, bar charts), go to the verification dashboard.

(Pre) selecting what you want to see

The verification table can be quite large as it contains all requirements, and all the verification information that is attached to these requirements.

To make the table workable, it is therefore best to make a (pre)selection of what you want to see. By applying (and combining) the right selections, you will more easily be able to set up or execute a verification plan.

Overview of all selection possibilities. It looks pretty complex, but it is actually pretty easy to work with once you have experimented a bit with it.

After you have made a selection, press the blue show button to go to the verification table.

Below, we will explain the different selection possibilities.

Verification selections

There are various selections for the kind of verifications you want to see:

Phase
Verifications can take place in different phases (tender, concept design, technical design etc.). Use this selection to filter on the phase that is relevant for you.

Verification plan
The term ‘verification plan’ refers to specifications concerning how, when and by whom a verification has to be done. Filtering on ‘present’ will give you all the requirements that have to be verified.

When you are responsible for developing the verification plan, this filter will be very useful: when selecting “not present” you will get all the requirements for which you haven’t (yet) defined how they should be verified.

Person/actor responsible
Verifications can be assigned to different persons (BriefBuilder users) or project roles (if you have defined a pick-list). Use this selection to see the verifications that are assigned to a particular person or role.

If you are involved in the verification process, and you want to know which verifications you still have to do, use this selection (select your own name/role), combined with the outcome selection (select ’empty’)

Outcome
Verification obviously have outcomes, such as ‘pass’or ‘fail’ (depending on how you have defined these). Use this selection to find verification with a particular outcome or verifications that lack an outcome (which means that they still have to be done)

If you want to see the verifications that haven’t been done yet (and thus lacking an outcome) select empty here.

Select ’empty’ to get verifications that haven’t been done yet. Click on the X icon to remove your selection.

Requirement selections

You can use the selections below to select particular sets of requirements (e.g. all system requirements, all process requirements etc.).

Tree
Focus on a particular part of model by selecting a tree (e.g. spaces tree or systems & elements tree). Filter on a part of a chosen tree if you are only interested in a particular group of objects (e.g. particular part of the building or a particular type of systems).

The different selection options and their use are explained below.

Object type
Trees can contain different types of objects (e.g. both systems and elements). Use this filter to focus on one particular type of object.

Label
Objects may be ‘tagged’ with labels. Use this filter if you only want to see objects with a particular label.

Requirement subject
Objects may have different kind of requirement subjects, within this filter you can refine your search results by choosing a specific requirement subject. For example, for the spaces tree, you can find requirement types like ‘indoor climate’ and ‘elements to be placed’.

Table columns

The verification table is divided in different parts:

  • Requirement: what needs to be verified?
  • Phase: when does a requirement need to be verified?
  • Verification plan: how and by whom should the verification be executed?
  • Verification result: what is the outcome of the verification?

Each part displays different information, as described below.

You may not always want to all the four parts as mentioned above. Go to the icon to make a selection of what you want to see (and make your table less crowded).

Requirements

The first four columns display the requirements, with the following columns:

Object The object to which the requirement belongs (e.g. a particular space)
Requirement Type The kind of requirement it concerns (e.g. floor area)
Related objectAn object that is related to the object in the first column (e.g. a power socket).
Value/quantityThe value or quantity of a requirement (e.g. 20 m2 or 4 items in the case of power sockets).

Phase

The ‘Phase‘ part displays all the different time segments that are set up in the verification settings.

For more information about setting up the different verification phases click here

Verification plan

Next to the phase column the verification plan is displayed. This part of the table is used to set up the verification plan. The first column ‘Verify?’ displays check boxes, these are linked to the ‘Phase’ column. By checking a box, you determine if the requirement should be verified in that specific phase.

Next to ‘Verify?’ column the other columns concerning the verification plan are displayed. Like ‘to be performed by’, where you select who’s responsible for the execution of the verification. This is just an example, different columns can also be added, this can be done in the verification settings menu. To learn more about setting up columns in the verification settings click here.

Please note: Only editable for users with edit rights for the verification plan.

Verification result

This part of the table shows information related to the outcome of the verification. This at least contains a column about the outcome of the verification and a column dedicated to select a demonstration document. More columns can be added in the verification settings menu as described here.

Outcome
The ‘Outcome’ column displays the outcome of the executed verification, this can be something like ‘Not compliant’ or ‘Compliant’. The options in the dropdown menu are also customizable and are set up in the verification settings.

Demonstration document
The ‘Demonstration document‘ columns gives you the option to select a demonstration document to demonstrate that solutions are compliant with the client’s requirements. By clicking on ‘Select’ a pop-up will be shown, displaying all the demonstration documents that are set up in the demonstration documents tree. By clicking on the concerned demonstration document for that specific verification and clicking ‘Select’ you will link the demonstration document to that specific verification.

Setting up the demonstration documents tree is explained here.

Please note: Only editable for users with edit rights for the verification.

Sort and filter

Within the verification table you are able to sort and filter information. Using this can greatly improve efficiency in setting up or executing a verification plan.

Filter

A filter icon is located at the top of each column in the verification table. With these filters you can filter the requirements and verifications to complete specific searches. Clicking on the filter, depending on which columns, you will be able to select on what part you want to filter on or you will be able to search by typing in a text field.

For example, if the verifications are linked to a person or party, in the ‘To be performed by’ column, one can filter on a specific person/party to display only the to this person/party assigned verifcations.

Note: You can use multiple filters at once.

Sort

The sorting icons are located on top of each column. These are defined in an arrow pointing down and an arrow pointing up. Click on the arrow pointing down to sort in ascending order, click on the arrow pointing up to sort in descending order.

Tips & tricks

For ease of use, the verification table is provided with a number of functions. These will furthermore increase efficiency in setting up or executing a verification plan.

Increase display range

The display range is the number of rows per page that are displayed. This can be changed, thereby giving you fewer pages when increasing this number. This setting is located at the bottom of the page. By clicking on the number per page you will get the option to change this number. You can change this to either 10, 25 or 50 per page.

Note: Increasing the display range might make the model a bit slower, as there is more information it has to show at once.

Drag cells

Within the verification table you are able to drag cells. If all square meters floor area, for example, need to be verified by the architect, you can select it once and then drag it down to quickly assign architect to all square meters floor area verifications, as shown below.

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