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Architecture, Engineering and Information Systems


BIM Implementation

What is BIM?

BIM is a process that involves creating and using an intelligent 3D model to inform and communicate project decisions. Design, visualization, simulation, and collaboration to provide greater clarity for all stakeholders across the project lifecycle. Save cost, Time and improve quality is the target from using BIM in one organization. 

A lot of companies simply switch to BIM by providing a short software training course to their employees. That may be a start but does not qualify as an implementation. Later they realize that they have invested a huge amount in software, technology, training and retraining resources, but are not getting any effective results - faster drafting, enhanced quality or higher productivity. They end up spending more time in coordination and in keeping up with BIM than really realizing any returns.

BIM Team Forming Up

BIM Team help streamline the entire BIM process, to help the organization realize their goals for BIM and suggest the right amount of investments at the right intervals. Moving too fast or moving too slow into BIM results in wastage of time and cost. BIM Team will recommend the right steps for BIM implementation and shares best BIM practices. Also, they implement temporary teams and run test cases to help organization to see the bottlenecks in organization and initiate BIM without spending a lot upfront.

BIM Team recognize that the organization is under tight deadlines and that it is difcult to take time away from billable work to get the training and assistance you need. They can provide side-by-side mentoring to the team that allows organization management to do actual BIM design and analysis project work while they coach organization management to achieve optimal results.

The primary focus of this service is to provide User support and troubleshooting. It is typically provided as an onsite (in the office) service. BIM Team are professional staff, that have real-world BIM adoption and implementation experience. They will assist organization in planning and executing the BIM implementation. Properly executing the BIM implementation can result in dramatic improvements in your entire staff’s productivity. We can assist with all aspects of BIM implementation including standards development, content creation, template customization, etc...

The professionalism and quality of the BIM Team drive the implementation to success. The organization can expect the following BIM Team skills:

  • Extensive Revit Experience and High Level of Customization.
  • Knowledge of Best Practices Followed in the Industry.
  • Superior Quality for setting up your BIM Standards.
  • Professionally simplified training for expert use of Revit.
  • Parametric Family Creation and Revit to CAD Conversion.


BIM Implementation Plan Details

  1. Define the Scope of BIM usages
    1. Developing 3D BIM Models.
    2. Coordination and Clash Detection.
    3. Quantities scheduling and takeoffs.
    4. Animations & Perspectives for presentation purposes.
    5. Time Scheduling simulation.
    6. Cost Estimation and simulation.
    7. Shop drawings / Fabrication.
    8. Facility managements.
  2. Selecting the Right BIM Software
    1. Choose the suitable authoring modeling software.
    2. Choose the coordination software. (Navisworks, etc...)
    3. Analysis software (Structure / Sustainability / etc..).
    4. BIM reviewing software. (Solibri, etc...)
    5. 4D / 5D software. (Vico, RIB, etc...)
    6. Documents Management System.
  3. Addressing IT Issues (Workstation / Network Infrastructure)
    1. Inspect current workstation / Network infrastructure.
    2. Make the necessary Hardware/Network recommendation.
    3. Deploy and setting up the BIM software.
    4. Deploy project coordination workspace and protocol for manage and share the BIM models.
    5. Deploy Document Management System.
  4. Modeling Software Training Courses (Using Sample Project)
    1. Beginners and Advanced Training.
    2. Families creation training.
    3. BIM management training.
    4. Up-skilling managers to understand BIM processes.
    5. BIM management: Workow and technology transitioning. Tailor and customize the training to meet the specic project or business needs enabling BIM in existing projects with minimum disruption.
  5. BIM Standards Developing
    1. Review the Current Drafting Standard and Drafting Process.
    2. Implement AIA Standards.
    3. Template Creation and Customization. Templates are essential to streamline project development at an early design stage in order to accelerate the Modeling process.
    4. Naming Conventions. Standardizing the naming of all the components of BIM modeling process
    5. Content Creation. Setting up the rules for creation quality content families that meet needs and standards
    6. Efficiency Workflow. Collaboration plan and modeling workflow on medium to large-scale projects, carefully studied and considered
    7. Export to CAD. Cover the extent of 2D drawings and schedules that can and cannot be derived from the BIM model (according to the readiness of the BIM technology)
    8. Define M3 ( Minimum Modeling Matrix).
    9. Define BIM Quality Assurance Checks. Through Modeling Validation, Interference Validation, forms and checklist.
    10. Define BIM Execution Plan. BIM Execution Plan will define clearly the “what” and “how” to create a BIM model at a particular stage of a project. It should be clearly established at the beginning of a project, and then executed throughout until final delivery.
    11. Skill Assessment. To ensure that staff has the required skills to meet BIM modeling needs, and meet expectations.
  6. BIM Management Plan. 
    1. The key to a successful BIM project is a concise BIM management. This will ensure Model quality expectations, roles and responsibilities.
  7. Pilot Project
    1. Use BIM in none priority project, low to medium complexity.
    2. Revisit the standards and make changes after the trial, if needed.
  8. Execute BIM
    1. Go live with real project in BIM, along with our team onsite.
    2. Setup Roles and Responsibilities for the team members
    3. Setup a process chart with roles, responsibilities, modeling schedule.
    4. Continuously monitor efficiency using monitoring tools. Increase the complexity as the efciency benchmarks are met at each level.
    5. Define KPIs (Key Performance Indicator ) at project, organization and employee levels.



Posted in Articles on Dec 31, 2014

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