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Thursday, June 27, 2013

"My BIM Journey" - 6 Lessons Learned

Gensler's Jared Krieger offers important tips and advice for managing complex BIM/VDC-driven projects and includes 6 lessons learned (with details):

1. Don’t overcomplicate the BIM execution plan.
2. Get smart about clash detection.
3. Put in prep time for virtual coordination meetings.
4. Apply the two-inch rule.
5. Get to know your subcontractors’ BIM experts.
6. Watch the consultants’ display backgrounds.

Like most heavy-duty BIM users, I experienced that “Eureka!” moment when I became a true believer in the power of this new technology.
My epiphany came several years ago, during a nine-hour preconstruction planning meeting with the design-build team for twin, seven-story student residence buildings at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. As part of the deliverable on the project, each primary consultant—architect, MEP engineers, structural engineer, and contractor—was required to collaborate on a fully integrated Revit model that would be turned over to the client for operations and maintenance purposes. -

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In addition to this article Jared talks about how to run a BIM coordination meeting in a separate article.  A BIM coordination meeting is something that we struggle with where I work and have been trying to implement them more often and much sooner...

Click here to read about running a successful BIM coordination meeting...