3 steps for successful BIM
The use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a common practice and a requirement in some countries around the world due to the number of benefits and cost savings available. Benefits include better coordination, faster and more accurate scheduling, smarter change control, optimised project planning, leaner construction and structured facility management; with the ability to make better informed decisions based on reliable information. There have been many studies on the impact of BIM on project cost with claims of major contractors such as "Merko" Ltd. saving at least 10% of the total project budget compared to a non-BIM project. Similar conclusions have been made in the Latvia State Real Estate which we have the opportunity to manage. However, successful BIM implementation requires careful preparation, following these 3 steps will help to get the most out of BIM.
1. Clearly defined goals
Goals provide direction and allow you to track progress as you begin using new technology and processes. We recommend to set goals using the SMART principles developed by US professor S. Rubins.
2. Defined BIM use
BIM uses. BIMthinkspace.com
3. Employers information requirements
EIR structure. PAS 1192-2
- Technical requirements such as data formats, level of detail, software requirements, etc.
- Management requirements, such as the division of roles and responsibilities, the standards and guidelines used, the decision-making points and the information required for decision-making, data security, etc.
- Commercial Requirements - strategic objectives for BIM application, necessary deliverables, supply chain BIM competence assessment process, etc.
Life-cycle cost. Sweco.
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