BIM (Building Information Modeling) is an intelligent 3D model-based process that gives architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure.
For some time, AEC professionals use a sometimes disjointed tools for AEC workflows. it means that you have probably use a various product to address one project across the plan, design, construct and manage buildings and infrastructure phase and its not common to hit a major breakdown in the process when you have to do design revisions. BIM workflows that uses Revit, is designed to have this process streamlined without too much hassle when you need to do revisions.
For us, BIM is a virtual building, based on Revit environment where you can share and edit data across multiple platform and applications and use throughout the design process.
So, how do you envisioned BIM in your organization? the most common one is using a framework for BIM implementation plan. The framework is simple, it requires an approach on 3 sectors.
01. People, where you need to assure on training for professionals, expected competency, changing the attitude & behaviors of team members, required coordination meetings & team members
02. Process, by concentrating on establishing a BIM execution plan for sharing of information between team members. Methods of file sharing and communication, goals to be achieved for each development phase, practices to be adopted, etc. Discussion about the 4D (time) and 5D (costs) of the project
03. Tools or software selection, where you define a project’s expected outcome, and which process can be improved by capitalizing BIM. The identified process then drives the selection of the tools. i.e.: estimating, quantity validation, sequencing simulation, design updates, version-based model analysis, owner / group visualization, life cycle cost estimates
*Source: (Hardin & McCool, 2015) BIM and Construction Management. Proven Tools, Methods & Workflows
So, take your time reading this and contact us when you need some clarification. Implementing BIM in your organization is not an easy matter, especially when dealing with partners and collaborators.