Do you want to understand how to implement BIM successfully in your project?
If yes, first you need to understand what BIM actually is and why it is so valuable.
BIM is an innovative way to bring higher levels of collaboration and communication during the process. It helps to:
- reduce the clashes and conflicts;
- improve the quality of the project;
- decrease the construction production costs;
- duration of the project.
That’s why BIM is so important and useful these days. It allows the creation of a sustainable and efficient supply chain throughout the project. This way at each stage, any stakeholder could access the needed information at the right time.
How to implement BIM into the project
Let’s imagine that successful BIM implementation is a three-legged stool. The legs are—processes, tools, and behaviors.
If one of them is missing, the stool will be unstable, and most probably will fall from it.
Let’s dive more into those terms:
Processes are all about change. When you make a change to your workflow, you need to ensure that you still be will be able to deliver all the items you need.
All the standards, methods, and procedures you are using to get your work done are processes. Creating your plan is choosing the processes to follow throughout the project life cycle.
Tools – it’s about what kind of technologies you are using in your practice. Choosing the right tools is crucial for supporting the processes you have planned. This could happen using 3 methods:
- Pile-on – when you are adding more tools to your current practices;
- Swap-out – when you leave all your current methods and processes, to build new ones from scratch. This method could be really beneficial in certain cases but requires lots of time and effort.
- The process first – this method refers to building a solid plan. For its creation, you need to know what to deliver and how to work to achieve your goals. Then you build everything based on your process.
Behavior – according to Scott Simpson (senior director of Kling-Stubbins) – “BIM is all about sociology”
*from the book “BIM and Construction Management” by Brad Hardi and Dave Mccool.
Scott says that it’s 10% technology and 90% sociology, hence BIM is for the people and their mindset. If you want to integrate BIM successfully into your project, you and the people you are working with should have to have the right mindset. This way they will be motivated by the greater benefits BIM could bring.
To learn more about a successful BIM Implementation, watch this video.
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