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BIM Consultancy, Stage 3 – Project Implementation
02.11.2016

This week Andrew & Brent run through our BIM project delivery offer, acting on our clients behalf, whether that be an owner or contractor to manage the project team to ensure the stage 2 strategic objectives are met. We will assist with COBie / Asset register population and monitor change management / model development throughout:

Stage 3: Project Implementation enables Ridge to act as a trusted partner in an Information Management role to ensure project compliance against BIM processes and deliverables.

What sort of changes can our clients expect during the BIM process? The below maps out some additional functionality of the design and build process to improve delivery mapped against the RIBA Plan of Work Stages, we will also produce an end of stage report to monitor progress after each of the RIBA stages:

Stage 0: Strategic Definition – BIM enables capital projects to be analysed at a far earlier stage meaning greater predictability through due diligence resulting in savings/certainties which enable projects that would otherwise be deemed too risky to proceed.

Stage 1: Preparation and Brief – Improvement of task allocation for each discipline enables our clients to improve the definition of responsibilities, standards and workflows.

Stage 2: Concept Design – Our clients will see improved stakeholder engagement with the use of visualisation and early time and cost estimates made available to ensure more informed decisions.

Stage 3: Developed Design – The buildability of a design will be proven, while clashes between disciplines will be highlighted reducing contingency costs that would ordinarily be built into project fees/programme.

Stage 4: Technical Design: Supplier design information will be included to remove clashes and promote more off site construction in turn speeding up the programme.

Stage 5: ‘What-if’ simulation analysis can be undertaken to prepare for complex work sequences, the increased use of offside manufacturer will ensure components fit thereby reducing waste. More automated robotics in the future can be programmed to construct quicker and safer.

Stage 6: Handover and Close-out – BIM ensures defect free handover/occupation with immediate access of information for FM operations.

Stage 7: In Use – Continued support in operation ensures asset performs as specified.

Contact Andrew Stanford, astanford@ridge.co.uk and Brent Rees, brees@ridge.co.uk for more information.


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