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BIM Implementation: Problems, Prospects and Strategies

BIM Implementation: Problems, Prospects and Strategies

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Computers and technology have so far been used in th developments have put forth the myriad advantages of

graphical aspect but also the non-graphical aspect of buildi

Design professionals and firms are now being faced with the advantages of this revolutionary technology. Better known as B Modeling, it is also known as Simple Building Modeling (SBM) and (VBM).

Computers and technology have so far been used in the buil .Recent developments have put forth the myriad advantages of modeling not only the graphical aspect b aspect of building design life cycle.

The objective here seems to be to improve user productivity by making building design and project execution efficient. Implementation of BIM technologies called for a strategic shift in the business functioning model fo created strategy frameworks that help them to readily adjust to the practical realities of BIM implementatio these organizations are accustomed to working around or with familiar touch points such as sheet layout tem printing. Implementation of a radically different comprehensive technology within this environment called for making on the part of the management. Most importantly, making use of the available knowledge an implementation without disturbing the existing working model formed the core of this strategy.

In addition, dual platforms functioning within the same office pose a staffing challenge. With a single softwa any staff member is available to work on a relevant project. However, in the implementation of BIM software members would be available. Therefore, pilot projects of BIM or training in BIM need to be carefully selec schedule and team member availability. This division of team member could cost an organization team efficie

Large and medium firms can afford the luxury of aligning teams to BIM, as they would have some supple points of time. Smaller firms would find this difficult to achieve. As they would be unable to commit an entire time or even over a period of time. A viable option for them would be to seek offshore expertise in this re
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experience and expertise would help them keep their teams intact, facilitate better integration of BIM technol model and save a whole lot of billable hours.

Though BIM software offers quantifiable advantage, its adoption percentage has been quite low. It is on a BIM usage grew by three percent in 2003, six percent in 2005 and 11 percent in 2006.* Nevertheless, chal the path of this growing rate of BIM implementation. As opposed to traditional 2D CAD systems, BIM sy Existing professionals are well versed with using capable drafting tools such as CAD systems. Absence of in considered a hindrance to collaborative construction processes and effective BIM implementation. Along wi also poses a challenge to firms who wish to shift to BIM software.

Adopting and implementing BIM software is quite a challenge, but once executed BIM gives a power dose to the creation of visualizations, sections and elevation freely and helps incorporate this information further process.

Obviously, the challenges arise not regarding the capability of BIM software but in effectively implementing t systems and training and equipping teams with the necessary skills to leverage its many advantages. B design teams seldom have the time to learn and adopt complex systems. Also, most of the new programs a depth knowledge of how buildings are made. BIM provides certain foundation element opportunities:
1. Virtually design or edit existing structures/facilities 2. Eliminate problems and predict performance 3. Virtually stimulate construction and operation prior to physical execution 4. Coordinate design documentation 5. Coordinate construction to reduce construction time and eliminate change orders 6. Enter one-time data as part of the process and re-use it throughout the lifecycle and beyond 7. Strategic planning by harvesting business intelligence and operational information 8. Blend geospatial and building information for planning, development and emergency response 9. Harvest building information for use in programming and design

BIM assists in significantly reducing lifecycle time by facilitating better communication and management of de adopted along with lean concepts, BIM helps reduce lifecycle cost. According to Ghafari Associates Inc., the include:

1. Correction Rechecking and redoing errors occurring in design but discovered only at the construction s 2. Over-production Executing task ahead of schedule thus interfering with other practical, scheduled wor 4. Material movement moving material from one stage to another or from one crew to another 5. Waiting Teams waiting for equipment, plans, instruction, materials etc 6. Processing Unnecessary reporting, expediting material orders, or excessive coordination 7. Inventory Material staged too far in advance on site

3. Motion Time and effort lost in transit due to team moving from and to the office picking up plans, tools o

Cost savings from BIM implementation Implementation Strategies

Introducing and implementing BIM can be quick and painless, if preceded with the right amount of planning a amount will be decided entirely based on each individual firms functioning and objectives. Just like every arc
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unique and different, BIM implementation for each firm; architect and designer would also be unique and diffe

Smaller firms face bigger challenges their larger counterparts as they would find it difficult to shift their produ Therefore, drafters and team members must be amenable to workflow changes. For small firms BIM imple planning and dedicated execution of these plans. Also, they must be aware of methods to measure the s implementation planning and strategy. This planning requires insight into the short terms project schedules. failure of the implementation can be judged by recreating a previous design using new technology and proce

Budget requirements are also a hindrance for smaller firms. When implementing new software, hardware s server might also call for up gradation. In addition, the billable hours lost during system rollout is always smaller firms with shorter project timelines.

Smaller firms can therefore, look to leverage offshore expertise and infrastructure investments regarding BIM firms are specialists in BIM technology, they wield fully equipped studios and knowledgeable team of prof requirement. What to do Step 1
1. Determine your stake and maximum advantage derivable from 2. Enhancing value services 3. Reduce cycle time and improve efficiency 4. Better coordination between design, construction and operations 5. Determine cost savings derived by not implementing BIM 6. Determine how competition is coping with or without BIM

7. Leverage innovation offered by way of offshoring BIM integration, professional associations and industry o

Step 2
1. Invest in education and training or hiring outside help 2. Adopt available standards such as National CAD Standard, Omniclass, UniFormat II etc 3. Support and participate standard development 4. Seek contracts that reward value enhancement 5. Require and support higher functioning facilities

With an intelligent implementation of BIM technology, your team starts to develop skills and techniques software; reevaluate current projects and judge and pace the future work for potential benefits and added gives your firm the edge needed to survive in an ever changing, ever growing marketplace.
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