BIM - who doesn't dare, doesn't win
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the future of the digital construction industry. If you want to use BIM in your company, you have to be prepared for changes.
Every change holds a certain degree of challenge. To minimize these challenges, you should consider the following points.
For a successful implementation, throw your doubts overboard
If you are not convinced yourself, how can you convince an entire company? - Doubts are the enemy of a successful implementation.
The implementation of BIM will have an impact on your business and processes. You should use these changes to your advantage. The important thing is to be open to new ideas and technologies.
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Convince your team of BIM
The first step into the digital future starts with a vision. This vision has its origins in corporate management. The decision is also taken primarily by the decision-makers.
Nevertheless, it is important that the vision also meets with the approval of the employees. Unanimity is the cornerstone for successful implementation and efficient use.
Mission BIM: Form a Special Taskforce
In some companies, a special task force is required for the introduction. This task force ideally consists of employees from all affected departments. Their task is to integrate the planning method. For this purpose, the existing competencies are used and deepened.
The most important thing when selecting the task force: all candidates must consistently stand behind the concept. Team members are also responsible for taking away the doubts and fears of other employees.
BIM at all company levels
If the team is convinced, BIM must be introduced at all levels of the organisation. It does not work to integrate BIM only into individual areas of the company - BIM is cross-level. This requires investment, training and new ways of thinking. The project can only succeed if everyone pulls in the same direction.
What will change?
The implementation of BIM involves a change in the basic structures. The changes in the company are profound and influence all levels.
For this reason, the implementation should cover the following higher-level areas separately:
Guidelines and strategies
Standards and Processes
The right tool for the innovative planning method BIM
When selecting the tool, you should involve its user. Above all, note that tools do not work individually for themselves. All tools should be able to form a unit.
Software that maps the entire process is not the rule. The necessary components are usually created individually. In the BIM process, this information is linked together and made accessible to the project partners involved in the construction.
Keep an eye on the process - from and with BIM
BIM changes the approach to projects. It involves new processes in all areas. For the implementation it is important to know the current exchange of information. This knowledge serves to develop all communication interfaces.
BIM will better link these interfaces and facilitate the exchange of information after successful implementation.
Formulate goals for your BIM strategy
As with any new project, the implementation of BIM requires the setting of objectives. Think carefully about what you expect from BIM. Your vision can be far-reaching and ambitious. Once you have successfully formulated your goals, it's time to work out which BIM processes are necessary to achieve them.
Formulate goals correctly:
Concretise inspiration and demands
Answer the 5 W's (Who? What? Where? When? Why?)
set concrete milestones
Define your milestones
Milestones must also be set for the implementation of BIM. Milestones are fixed-time steps. These serve to achieve overriding goals. They represent the course of implementation and at the same time serve as a tool for control.
Milestones should be structured according to the following rules:
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