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Implementing BIM starts with vision and leadership, but it is ultimately driven and successfully carried out through effort on the the team individuals who will apply BIM in their day-to-day execution of projects. To assist organizations in making a BIM business transformation a reality, this white paper will outline a high-level framework for implementing BIM. The key elements we have found every successful implementation must consider:
- To be effective, a BIM implementation must reach across a business. It cannot be an IT initiative or done solely at a project or disciplinary level. These approaches (often called “lonely BIM”), while yielding some results, in the end do not transform a business and deliver only a portion of the benefits promised by BIM.
- To truly reap the advantages of BIM, executive leadership must learn to think, communicate, and manage expectations around BIM.
- A methodical BIM implementation provides a logical set of milestones (in addition to specific ones particular of the organization) based on a progression of BIM maturity. Adding staggered initiatives and pilot projects to the implementation plan also provide an opportunity for frequent recognition of achievements.
- A BIM transformation requires new skill sets and new ways of working. It also requires an understanding of sometimes new and misunderstood BIM concepts.
- BIM is a catalyst for changing the relationships and agreements between project stakeholders. BIM-enabled collaboration is a
significant change to traditional processes (with great potential to improve the working relationship among the team), but it can also generate new challenges that need to be resolved.
- Compliance, auditing, & quality control: Project reviews permit BIM leadership teams to evaluate lead measures and the effectiveness of BIM technology, standards, and processes on various project types. BIM leadership catch errors, improve standards and processes, and reproduce best practices on other project teams across the organization. These reviews are also an excellent source for harvesting success stories that can infuse energy into the transformation process.