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;
I design, train, manage and lead the team to embrace a collaborative and integrated way of working.
As an ‘ideas guy’; as lead consultant and your executive architect I re-think the traditional models of project delivery and asset support in order to bridge the gap between life cycle stages. I support your business through concept, construction, completion and into operations and end of life.
As an experienced team leader in multidisciplinary construction methods with 25 years Autodesk User Experience and 7 years with REVIT; I drive the team forward to where they want to be in terms of developing and implementing design workflows and site based project solutions. Creating corporate strategies and operations level collaboration and team based knowledge – that is where I get my motivation and my satisfaction from; through driving business with change management solutions. In terms of my professional experience to date this has led me to support the whole team and the entire process from start to finish as a problem solver and a strategist.
…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 my 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 I 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
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.
Within this ‘safe’ area technology can be utilised however ‘paper doll’ solutions can also be employed to great effect to integrate across barriers of language, cultural and training backgrounds.
on a complex multidisciplinary project a project room 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 I produce records of learning outcomes for the wider team and produce deliverables for future training specific to the business as a value added service.
WORK IN PROGRESS… TBC