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The BIM Journey - Begin with the End in Mind

Apr 25, 2017


The BIM Journey - Begin with the End in Mind

The BIM Journey is not a short one; it’s a long-term and continuous journey, which doesn’t stop once you’ve achieved your initial goals. And because of this the destination is always changing. For many organisations the desired ‘destination’ is a reduction in waste, risk or errors and an increase in efficiency. But as a result of effective BIM usage, organisations can benefit from enhanced design quality, improved communications and quicker project delivery.

A BIM Execution Plan (BEP) is an important part of your BIM Journey and is something that is rarely done in isolation and needs to be communicated throughout the organisation. We are ­helping numerous companies evaluate their plans, supported them in their process and helped with their first steps.

Evaluating the potential success of BIM implementation is essential. According to the National Federation of Builders 75% of current BIM users say their organisations regularly quantitatively assess the impact of BIM and have done so from the very beginning. In order to manage the success of BIM, organisations evaluate their ability to deliver projects on time, the reduction in remedial work or their success when tendering for contracts. In a online survey conducted by Autodesk, over half of respondents experienced productivity gains of over 50% using Revit and 17% experienced productivity gains of over 100%.

And as with any journey, BIM only succeeds if the correct preparations have been made; this includes embracing the BIM ethos, investing in the right support mechanisms and regularly maintaining and managing the process. Don’t forget it’s not only the financial contribution but also a cultural consideration that needs to be considered when implementing BIM.

At Quadra Solutions we work with a range of organisations at every stage of their BIM Maturity level; from organisations that are just starting to undertake BIM projects, to those further into their journey. Our team of highly experienced and knowledgeable experts look at each case individually and undertake consultation to ensure our partners have all the answers required, to get the most from the transition to BIM. For more information about our partnership led approach to software, training, technical support and consultancy contact us www.quadrasol.co.uk or bim@quadrasol.co.uk.

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