The Road to BIM Excellence #bsl2015

Stage 1: The Road to BIM Excellence

 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

As a client you have decided that BIM is for you – but what now? You have attended seminars and discussed approach, but how do you take the next step and use theory to inform practical application?

This class, through the use of the Imperial College London BIM Implementation Partner case study will demonstrate the steps a client took to develop a coherent and effective BIM strategy, bespoke to their organisation.  Key case study project analysis will be given on the innovative use of the BIM Excellence methodology and online platform to test an organisations competency to adopt and embrace a BIM strategy and in turn assess supply chain members’ capability to deliver according to client’s requirements.  The class will demonstrate how to establish the needs of an organisation and in how to translate these into a concise set of Employers Information Requirements for use on a live project.


Olly Thomas
Information Manager – BIM Technologies
College is always in the top 10 world wide. Education and research and putting research to use in society. White City 25 acre new site. The client has their own project process map that is currently under review. Current plan is aligned with BIM and lessons learned. 
2015-04-08 14.15.25 2015-04-08 14.17.23 2015-04-08 14.19.56 2015-04-08 14.20.33Not only amongst design teams but between stakeholders and supply chain. Scope/assess/analyse/plan/act/measureIt’s not all about BIM it’s about efficiency and meeting the clients needs. Not all about the new but about integrating. BIM should be for the client. Start at that goal and work backwards. be an active part of the client decision making process. Map out which systems are doing what and when. Integrate with the existing condition. A take on the CDE for using for the client internal processes and not just the external. MPDT goes down to the component level. (Good)
Test the combined conditionScope of services definition. 2009 the BIM framework automation in construction BIMe launched in 2011
Identify a measurable targetAssess current status. Use a structured languageIdentify the gap and the shortest route
It’s about simplification. Looking at a situation and break it down.What/when/howCompetency items are collected through research. Questions must reflect the needs of the market and the client. Sometimes even a specific project. Level of evidence can be varied. Assessor/implementer/adopterSignificant and measurable. 
Client feels that the industry is moving too slowly. Not finding the maturity within the approved supply chain. This is deliberate due to caution and learning being gradual. Moulding BIM around existing processes. Slow but sometimes slow is a good thing. 
Most of the underlying tech for BIMe is in the public domain and the research. 
You can just storm in but respect the existing conditions. 


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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