BIM - Creu's Top 5 Tips for Contractors
1. Keep it simple.
2. Obtain a copy of the Client’s Employers Information Requirements (EIR) and assess what outputs of information they require(.pdf, .dwg, .rvt, .ifc, cobie, hard copies) and when and how they would like that information to be presented to them during and at the end of the project (on disk, hard copies, on an online server or common data environment/ CDE).
3. Assess the complexity of the project and what information would benefit from being designed in 3d for visual purposes or for clash detection (e.g. steelwork, ductwork, services) and how best to achieve this (consultants design zones/ fabricators detailed information).
4. Write down how you intend to acheive this into a BIM Execution Plan (BEP) and appoint suitably qualified consultants and supply chain sub-contractors to deliver the requiremnents listed.
5. Keep it simple – you only need the BIM process to deliver the outputs listed in the EIR.
Remember Building Information Management BIM is a process, not a 3D software platform.
The outcome of the process should be that:
- The project is suitably coordinated during the design stage to suit it’s complexity.
- Suitable information is shared with all stakeholders, the design team and the supply chain to obtain approval at key milestones.
- The information listed in the EIR is delivered to the Client at the end for them to service and maintain the project in a format they can use.