#bsl2014 Panel Discussion – Measurement of the benefits of BIM (Stage 1)

David Philp MSc, BSc, FRICS, FCIOB, FGBC
Head of BIM & Head of BIM Implementation – Mace Group & Cabinet Office, London
Terry Stocks
Deputy Head of the Estates Department – Ministry of Justice
Jon Kerbey
Head of Systems and Asset Information – High Speed 2
Kath Fontana
Managing Director – BAM FM
Malcolm Taylor
Head of Technical Information – Crossrail
Richard Bates
Strategic Space and Delivery Manager – Kingston University

Jon Kerbey
Benefits of BIM to HS2, focused client and cares about data as a physical asset. Helps the supply chain and removes the complexity from it. Coordination and cooperation. Use in evidencing process.

Malcolm Taylor Crossrail – multiple projects in a programme using re-usable trusted data. Programming and scheduling. Start up meetings and safety meetings. A meaningful graphical engagement

Terry stocks – MOJ – client acting intelligently. Paying the right price and not the cheapest. Holistic view on improvement. Using data intelligently and at the right time. Process and not just data

Kath Fontana – BAM FM , real efficiencies on site. Increase in first time fix efficiency. Challenging the commercial models of FM as well as skill sets and capabilities. Positive change. More change in the last 2 years than the last 20 years. Having a clear purpose helps.

Richard bates – Kingston university , research shows that students are coming to institutions with attractive buildings. It has to be seen as a building lifecycle.

Fragmentation and supply chain
The client has to want to do this. Right people. Right time. Right environment. Matching designers to providers. Learning together. Create an environment outside of the project that leads to better working results.
FM even more fragmented. Forms of contract don’t facilitate early engagement. Looking at packaging strategy to aid cooperation. What sort of upskilling is required and the state of the nation to assist clients. 6 world class contractors can deliver 6 world class solutions but clients want one consistent outcome. Clients need to be prescriptive, but separating capex and opex are challenges. BIM does not stop at construction. Get decision makers to understand that huge amount of information available at the end of the construction to take the life of the building forward. Be smart about the information needed to run the building. Objective analysis of data from live buildings to prove designs match performance.

Getting contracts right.
Change when you really have to.
Client is still learning what they need so leverage the experience of the supply chain.
Don’t ask for too much data. More than the technology can cope with.


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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