BIM and Cloud technologies/processes will redefine the relationships between all construction professionals.
BIM is the life-cycle management of the built environment supported by digital technology. While 3d visualization, aka Revit, Archicad, Bentley, et al is a valuable component of BIM it is neither the primary component, or necessarily a requisite component. These 3d visualization tools and their suppliers have primarily targeted architects and designers. Why is that? It’s simple, 3d visualization helps in the visual design and “selling” of structures. When combined with MEP, it also can save money relative to crash/collision detection.
The true value of BIM, however, lies within business management and process change/adaptation. The integration of previously disparate silos of construction and facility management information and processes into a collaborative, transparent environment is what BIM offers.
How do we get there? Simple really, the combination of BIM with CLOUD technology will result in disruptive, positive change. Affordable, scalable technology is now available to embed robust business processes.
For example, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), and Job Order Contracting (JOC), the latter being IPD for facility renovation, repair, sustainability and minor new construction, are both efficient, proven construction delivery methods. The are now both available embedded within technologies to support the collaborative needed of Owners, Contractors, AEs, BPMs (business product manufactures), and the relevant other Community members.
The linking of efficient construction delivery methods like IPD and JOC, with CPMS, CMMS, CAFM, BAS, GIS… to name a few… has already begun.
Valuable information On-Demand to enable efficient construction and facility management is BIM… part technology, part process, 100% collaborative.
Terms of equal import to BIM? ” Adaptive Project Delivery” and “Adaptive Construction Management”.
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