Our consultancy team embed and train as we protect your delivery and enhance your projects.
Key deliverables in BIM (building information modelling):
- BIM Strategy
- BIM Research
- BIM Process and workflow
- BIM Standards and protocols
- BIM Implementation
- BIM Auditor
Key goals when leading the team;
We design, train, manage and lead the team to embrace a collaborative and integrated way of working.
…process engineering a collaborative solution from a blank sheet of paper…
…a procured building design including life cycle solutions and modelling…
…not just for the design phase or procurement phase – a BIM strategy that also encompasses operations…
Initially our approach is one of ‘information gathering’ – a needs analysis phase which unifies the strategic needs of the team, the parent business and the client.
The starting point can vary, from a blank page start; sometimes receiving nothing but a vague objective to receiving complex governance, risk and compliance direction with clear strategic and detailed briefing with an aggressive defined budget and programme from the business.
…process based reporting is captured and presented live within the BIM cave / project room team experience…
To ‘kick off’ the format is one of interactive workshops with the stakeholders and team members… this begins the BIM ( Building Information Modelling ) collaborative process which covers all aspects of business delivery and is not limited to the field of CAD – computer aided design.
The workshop phase we design and implement as a 3 step process over a defined time period of say 4 weeks with no more than 3 points of focus strategically selected to be right for the team and the project.
‘Buy In’ of process and project integrity
Outputs are to unify the team and enable ‘buy in’ for the project and for the process of delivery.
This process begins the necessary capture of business knowledge which informs the Building Information Model.
The interactive format is specific to engage team members across disciplines irrespective of software or prior experience in terms of collaboration and information sharing.
This open forum also enables client governance to be reinforced in terms of directing the teams forward against specific project milestones, timeframe and budget.
specialist knowledge teams are brought together in a collaborative workshop environment…
‘Check and Balance’ Loops
A ‘check and balance’ loop is introduced at stage 2 of the 3 stage process – this has dual function; firstly to enable a team review of progress and secondly to begin to ‘push together’ individual swimlanes ( or silo based knowledge teams ) that initially function efficiently and progress faster in terms of information gathering singular and apart from the wider group.
A plan of execution is prepared relevant to the competency level of the existing team and client and where the team and client want to be within an agreed timeframe and cost related to BIM maturity levels.
Levels addressed to 3 in terms of collaborative working and understanding.
Implementation of 4d Time, 5d Cost and 6d Facilities Management solutions.
The BIM cave and the Project Room – common data environment
It’s not enough to pay lip service to team understanding and collaboration, new ways of working must be introduced under change management controls to integrate specialist teams and record business knowledge relevant to project success.
Remote teams must be made at least periodically and especially from the outset and at critical junctures of the project to work in physical contact with one another in a set aside workshop based project room and or BIM cave environment.
We bring together PAS 1192 compliance in terms of digital exchange with the necessary people based solutions to unify your teams and extract the maximum information and apply the solutions to your project needs.
Within this ‘safe’ area combining digital and physical solutions – technology can be utilised.
This will take the form of new tech of both soft and hard solutions and may also be non-digital in terms of ‘paper doll’ interactive workshops employed to great effect in order to integrate across barriers of language, cultural and training backgrounds.
on a complex multidisciplinary project a ‘project room’ ( digital and physical ) must be defined and available to the team at all times…
Team Training; Intervention, change management and education
Throughout the implementation their exists opportunities to capture the learning and deliver training specific to the task at hand, in parallel to aspects of project delivery we produce records of learning outcomes for the wider team and produce deliverables for future training specific to the business as a value added service.
Our solutions are specific to your point on the life cycle of your assets and immediate to mid term goals that we define together.
Let us work with you to establish what is missing from your current delivery and what can be immediately addressed to greatest positive effect.