Whenever I ask people “in one word tell me what BIM is all about”, coordination always makes its way in there. I do remember up until 2004 (when my role shifted) I actually carried out coordination as part of my day to day activities of design and configuration. It never occurred to me to work otherwise. Why do abortive work when it can be avoided? Reference other disciplines into your working environment, design, analyse, configure, avoid and flag items of doubt/priority for discussion. Admittedly this was primarily in 2D at the time and elements of 3D. I was not alone in this, my colleagues did the same. So what has happened in our industry? Why do we wait until a point in time to “coordinate” and flag 10/100/1000s of errors when we could be eliminating a few at a time as we work! That is why I still cough and splutter when I see it left as a secondary activity.


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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