BIM level compliance – what this mean to you now and in moving forward…
BIM levels are an accepted measure of BIM enablement.
A graded scale of 0 – 3 inclusive…
…with recently understood new terms of 4d ( time ), 5d ( cost management ) and 6d ( FM – facilities management )
Level 2 compliance is at the forefront of discussions as the government has placed a deadline of 2016 for this minimum compliance level for all public sector work.
This has a knock on effect across sectors and the supply chain will begin to ‘feel the bite’ of this deadline well in advance as due diligence checks will be required across all team members in advance of the 2016 deadline.
BIM Compliance levels 1-6 inclusive…
level 0 BIM
You are not working collaboratively.
Your business knowledge and project delivery is suffering from a ‘silo mentality’.
Your delivery techniques utilise 2d drafting.
level 1 BIM
No real collaboration between disciplines.
You may use 3d information and modeling within a 2d deliverable workflow.
CAD standards are managed to say BS 1192:2007, and electronic sharing of data is carried out from a common data environment (CDE)
level 2 BIM
This is all about collaborative working.
All teams and stakeholders use and access their own project based 3D CAD models.
The team is not necessarily working on a single, shared model.
The collaboration comes in the form of how the information is exchanged between different parties – and is the crucial aspect of this level.
Design information is shared through a common file format, which enables any organisation to be able to combine that data with their own in order to make a federated BIM model, and to carry out interrogative checks on it.
Relevant KPI’s for instance might include collision records and resolution.
Hence any CAD software that each party used must be capable of exporting to one of the common file formats such as IFC (Industry Foundation Class) or COBie (Construction Operations Building Information Exchange).
This is the method of working that has been set as a minimum target by the UK government for all work on public-sector work, by 2016.
Level 3 BIM
Full collaboration between all parties and stakeholders.
Single database access and shared dynamic information.
Also known as ‘open BIM’.
The nature of this collaboration will also influence how projects are being procured.
In contractual terms this leads us towards shared risk and partnering solutions such as management boards.
In reality traditional contracting is currently being replaced with these shared risk procurement solutions within fast track delivery programmes as project risk requires to be weighted and controlled.
The introduction of time within the implementation and delivery process of the collaborative project approach.
FM based controls – facilities management.
Currently our team operations are encompassing BIM level 3 enablement including time, cost and FM based delivery.
We have industry leading communication tracking at the heart of our workflow with full audit trails and transparency of reporting through the BIM process incorporating governance, risk and compliance measures.
122,500,453,020 emails are sent every hour. – MarketingProfs (2014)
A lot of business managers at the moment probably feel they are getting copied in to a large proportion of this global traffic.
Numerous authors have tried to address this issue surrounding email’s longevity and use…
Okay – that’s one way of looking at it, however in business clients and managers simply do not want to receive long emails.
Just try sending a very long email in business these days and just for good measure add some weighty attachments – you may find yourself alienated from your colleagues and clients.
Gone are the days you can even expect emails sent to actually be read and acted upon.
People are overwhelmed – on an individual level each person tends to have strategies for handling information overload – some work, some don’t…
Currently lines of communication are speeding up – people want simple interchanges on matters and don’t want to ‘…read all about it…’ at any great length.
As we all go mobile on various devices we really don’t want to put old fashioned niceties in front and underneath short statements of response or enquiry.
That said in business managers also want a full audit trail and methods which demonstrate full transparency of all decision making relevant to subject and discipline.
We are moving into cloud based collaborative working practices where complex tasks with matters such as due diligence, project management and Building Information Modelling are currently being discussed live and dynamically with scattered support from email.
However the audit trail related to this email support function and the record of agreement related to daily communications is far from transparent and if manager’s actually wanted to admit, the information and communication lines are not under control.
In terms of governance. risk and compliance we need new systems of delivery with strategic processes that protect our business interests and allow us to collaborate as a diverse team across international locations.
Example : Siteworks…
You would have an exact record of where all the openings and reinforcement existed to 6mm accuracy.
More importantly you could check your openings were in the right place BEFORE you pour the concrete and therefore you could take remedial action which could cost very little in time and cost compared to the error and impact AFTER you commit.
Example : Design and implementation…
What if you could not access the site in advance of the project design phase… what if access – when granted – was dangerous and limited… how do you model, check and collaborate within your team while allowing access to the wider team and stakeholders to the progress of the design phase…
Reality Capture techniques using laser scanning and photography combined with a user interface which enables interrogation and overmarks would allow BIM to commence without access to the site.
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Imagine being able to record and create freely and as fast as you can think…
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In recent times recording and setting out project work, services and strategy under an audit trail is a process that has been embraced to reassure clients that the team is moving forward authoritatively in a measured way.
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…about 10 years ago I began researching and changing the way I processed day to day information…
to do lists
They were simply not working…
By the time I had written down actions arising new email actions and phone messages had already stacked up beyond the initial point of review…
…when I asked contemporaries what they were doing to process over whelming amounts of daily data – I realised that they were either in some state of denial or they were heading down a road of self sabotage to reduce their workload…
After researching then applying a systematic review and analysis based planning system which was derived from compartmentation techniques dating from the Samurai… I slowly got back into control and out of stress…
…the learning curve was about 4 years…
…to then apply the same techniques instantly in a team based collaborative environment I began to realise would take some further thought and some radical solutions…
…another 3 years on and I think I’ve cracked it…
It would appear that the way curriculum is currently set in England means that a lot of kids are studying the same subject elements at the same time, and yet it would also appear that the resources are not around or established at a high level for the teachers to use… seems strange… to help out I have been creating some resources for a teacher – check out the resources for schools page on the blog…
If you don’t know what I am wanging on about – imagine you are trying to get the kids in your class engaged in a design or craft based extension to a subject like the second world war – what do you do – hand them some lego… or ask them to make a diorama – but how… what do you make it out of – how can you do this cheaply and effectively… well it’s a challenge… mostly it ends up being some rather sad, yet creative efforts with some poor and undeliverable material choices being used…
So I thought I would give it a go and see what the kids made of some ideas to create dioramas of London during the blitz… check out the blog page…
The discipline of making models and form cheaply and easily reminds me of my school and university days – I made one moving architectural piece out of beermats because I could not afford card – those were the days…