As a consultant in digital technology for design, engineering and construction, I have compiled my 10 top mistakes made in this field. These are not just observations or a critique of other people, but mistakes I’ve made myself.
BIM presentations are often big on wow factor, but low on substance.
I recently attended a presentation on the CrossRail project with the right mix of credibility, practicality and innovative use of technology in a large infrastructure project.
The technical aspects of BIM are generally the easiest, but are given a disproportionate amount of (or exclusive) attention. The most important part of BIM is not software, but in how it is applied.
There is no shortage of service offerings by BIM Consultants.
But what can they offer a business and how do you select one ?
Object libraries make a huge difference to model quality and speed of work. Therefore they are critical to profitable & successful project delivery. However, this aspect of BIM is often overlooked.
BIM is often touted, particularly by software salespeople as the ‘silver bullet’ that will win work, make money, save time and deliver a better project. The opportunity is there, but there is much more to BIM than just installing a new application.
With BIM, it is possible to have too much information. BIM often ends up being way too complicated. In this post, I examine why this happens and how to prevent it.
BIM can be the engine-room of production for a design consultancy or a construction project if properly implemented and executed. However, it can equally be a brake on productivity and efficiency, so it is critical to get it right.