BIM: Top Tips

Understand your information/data requirements

Define what information you need within the project deliverables to allow use of the data for clash detection, quantity take-off and other purposes over the project lifecycle

Assess your supply chains capability

Ensure your design team has the necessary knowledge and experience to fulfil the project BIM/Digital requirements.
Undertake an impartial assessment of the supply chain per project or at regular intervals.

Upskill the team where required

This will reduce the risk of issues during the project and give you a much better project including valuable data for re-use.

Facilities Management Involvement

Bring the FM team into the project as early as possible, this will help to define the information requirements that they have for the operations phase which can be collated as the project progresses.

This will greatly improve the transfer from build to operate and reduce costs/waste.

Common Data Environment (CDE) – Golden Thread of Information

All project data should be contained within a CDE to give consistency and reduce risk/error for the project. This simplifies the collation of the Golden Thread of information for an entire project to be produced.

This approach aligns with the upcoming Building Safety Bill for residential dwellings about 18m/7 storeys.

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