Are you trying to manage your capital projects using disjointed and archaic IT systems, spreadsheets and email?

If so, you’re not only wasting time searching for the latest information, as well as adding costly delays and risks to your projects.

Have you considered using Building Information Modelling (BIM) on your capital projects?

You may have heard of BIM in construction and thought BIM was all to do with the 3D model, but it is a collaborative process about sharing and managing digital information that can help you make better decisions, reduce risk of delays and maximise ROI through continuous improvement across your Capital Projects.

Setting clear targets

The UK Government mandated the use of BIM Level 2 on Public Sector procured projects in a bid to transform the construction industry, traditionally seen as slow to innovate, by encouraging the use of technology.

BIM Level 2 wasn’t simply intended to improve the delivery of the built asset during the construction phase. BIM’s main aim is to deliver improvements to the end user, be they cost, usability or environmental. BIM was mandated in order to drive overall business benefits with the client as the main beneficiary.

Following on from the 2016 mandate, the government set clear targets in the 2017 budget which can be achieved partly by better adoption of digital technologies such as BIM:
• 33% reduction in the cost of construction and the whole life cost of assets
• 50% reduction in the time taken from beginning-to-end of new build and refurbished assets
• 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the built environment

These targets are only achievable by implementing BIM at the earliest stage in order to create efficiencies throughout the project’s lifecycle—from planning, design and construction stages through to improved facility management and O&M and help asset owners meet those targets.

For more information on BIM Level 2 read our insight paper here

Main BIM Benefits

These targets are only achievable by implementing BIM at the earliest stage in order to create efficiencies throughout the project’s lifecycle—from planning, design and construction stages through to improved facility management and O&M and help asset owners meet those targets.

How?

  • Ability to walkthrough the 3D models via an browser-based viewer at an early stage enable a better understanding of the end-user experience, reducing errors before construction, as well as get input about best materials from the supply chain, creating efficiencies throughout the project’s lifecycle
  • Early client involvement and collaborating in a more integrated and standardised way reduce misunderstanding of requirements, aligning the design and construction with those of operational asset management, ensuring a soft landing at handover
  • The digital information, data and models generated through the design and construction stages are used throughout the lifecycle of built asset, can be thought of as it’s ‘digital twin’ and could be integrated with CAFM software, and enable environmental improvements within ‘smart’ buildings.

GroupBC has developed document and information management solutions that have successfully helped deliver new build and refurbishment capital projects since 1998. Our core product, BC Enterprise, makes it easy for teams to collaborate, manage and share documents, information and drawings from a central, secure cloud-based platform, accelerating project delivery.

For more information on how GroupBC can you help click here

By |2018-02-22T08:41:05+00:00Feb 22, 2018|Asset Management, BIM, Collaboration, Data, GroupBC, Industry Insight|