#bsl2014 Manufactured BIM: a guide to assembling the Best Imaginable Marriage (Case Study)

Stage 04: Manufactured BIM: a guide to assembling the Best Imaginable Marriage (Case Study)

14:45 – 15:45
Session 3

You are invited to the wedding of the century…The marriage of construction industry data. What happens when designer, contractor, supplier & manufacturer data meets for the first time? Is it love at first sight, or do they need time to fall in love…A practical showcase of real project examples that show insight, pitfalls, and sheer brilliance of it all;

COBie 6 project: Everyone has to play the game whether you like it or not;
Foodstore project: The impact of Subcontractor commitment;
Content Creation project: Furniture Manufacturer wedded to the idea of data integration;
Competition project: Looking past the cosmetic BIM, and discovering the real data.
School project: Trying something new improves a relationship

Robert Sargent
Director & International BIM Consultant – Stride Treglown Architecture & BIM Consultancy

The impact of commitment
Design team found it valuable but the construction team were more interested in getting the price down.
Etender delays package letting
Timber frame supplier declared 75% reduction in tq’s
No sprinkler team caused excess cost to fix later

Design team have all this great data but the sub contractor packages came in as redlined PDF – dumb
Knock on effect back to the design teams. Why does the industry accept and call for these dumb formats. Start asking for the data.
£1 design = £10 construct = £100 operate
Why not 2=9=90

Government project for cobie, everyone had to play in order to be in the game
Ctc Revit plugin populate the parameters to the project
The joy of classification of rooms by uniclass.

Coding uniclass, you have to overwrite the Autodesk coding.

Solibri rated as a very engaging software vendor.

Something is missing: don’t understand , not expected

Assign work packages to revit objects. Important that suppliers can visualise the information and understanding of the project.

The idea of data integration

Clients seem to fall into two levels of detail. Placeholder or high detail.
What can suppliers do? Think data. Understand your products uniclass and embed. Rewrite the website to link data.

Data for libraries are best held by the manufacturer so that they can moderate it,maintain it and use it as product leads.

Could the industry have a material library as a palette.

Meet your data partner throne a party on your homepage. Improve your online profile.

Anything is feasible in 24hrs
A shared knowledge resource to support decision making.
Automated accuracy of data for Masterplanning.

Past cosmetic BIM : the real data
Agree naming convention. Trial run. Jelly data. Jelly in but shit out. You have to draw something to get going. Data can be jelly. It’s plus or minus.

Try new ways to communicate. On the fly understanding of the quality of data. (Skype). Jelly into gold. Understand your partner data

It’s not about the absolute data but how you communicate around it. Is it jelly gold or shit?

A good first date and you can be set up for life.

Trying something new improves a relationship
Early client engagement. Client has specific requirements about data. They took the multi media soft landings approach. Old school and new school. Engaging with the users.

Don’t plan too much. Use formats that enrich data. Nothing beats communicating in person.
More outputs for less input.
2d information is hindering the industry but the site guys still need drawings. Avoided 256 data sheets by taking them through the model in a morning room by room.

“To improve is to change, to perfect is to change often” Winston Churchill

“Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is progress” Henry ford
Engage with people and show what is good for them to do and why it will be good for them.

About Shaun Farrell

I have been involved in the construction sector since 1986 and over the years I have seen things change dramatically. Much of the change has been directly as a result of technology. This blog will be about the key combinations of People, Process and Technology. Any views expressed here are strictly my own.
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