The Five Components of BIM
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is one of the significant technological advancements that architecture, engineering and construction (A/E/C) industry has seen since a decade. But it is vital to understand that BIM is far more than a suite of software; it is a process of aligning the technology with people, process, policy and management.
These five components of BIM are the foundation of HOCHTIEF ViCon’s core services.
The need for increased collaboration among project partners demands fundamental changes in the way knowledge is shared, communicated, delivered and managed. Thus, the first essential component to a successful BIM implementation is to define the right business processes for a BIM-supported construction project.
Without a set of clearly defined standards and technical specifications, the information generated using BIM technology cannot be applied effectively. We believe that well-defined policies should form the basis for 3D model development and exchange. BIM-related specifications must be integrated into the project guidelines and contracts from the earliest planning stages onward.
Abilities of the people to perform at every step of the implementation process will affect the possibilities of achieving the project’s BIM goal. Thus, providing right amount of training, support and opportunities to people in the BIM team is a key for a long-term success of BIM implementation program.
Choosing the right set of tools in a BIM process, can be difficult to get right. Elements such as hardware, software and data exchange and storage processes have to be configured properly, monitored constantly and adjusted as necessary to fit with evolving project parameters and practice standards.
5. BIM Manager
Supporting these is the management component, which enables the other four components to work in unison. The BIM Manager identifies the project’s requirements across these four core components.
To know more about how BIM components come together on construction projects: visit HOCHTIEF ViCon project page here...