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BIM Consultancy, Stage 4 – Operational Management
11.11.2016

This week Andrew and Brent run through our continued support part of our BIM offer:

Stage 4: Operational Management provides our clients with continuous support and innovation in the use of an Information Model while identifying future savings potential and systematically completing the feedback loop embedding lessons learnt across future projects.

Fulfillment Function:

  • Project handover familiarisation with information model
  • Post project review
  • Maintaining the Information Model
  • Ensure FM function is at the leading edge of BIM technologies

Fundamental to the adoption of BIM is the notion of whole life cycle design, to move away from the current process of walking away when a project is delivered. The UK Government has introduced Soft Landings which is a prolonged period of time post completion where members of the design team maintain a contractual link with the building owners and ensure optimum operation of that asset is achieved.

There will be no end of changes to how an asset is altered post completion, and with all the upfront work and investment in setting up an Asset Information Model (AIM), it defeats the purpose of gathering this data throguh design and construction to then allow this to become obsolete.

If the AIM is not kept up to date either graphically or in terms of its associated information, our client will be missing out on the benefit of reusing the data for refurbishment, extension, or demolition of the asset, if the AIM is not up to date then its surplus to requirements for the purpose of analysing existing assets, and a re-survey is likely to be required, but why? Ridge will partner with FM providers and ensure the AIM is continually kept up to date to ensure the information is fit for purpose when required.

Further to the continued support with the technical aspects of BIM, Ridge also offers continued general support in terms of technical assistance and guidance on future industry developments.

Ridge will also support a ‘lessons learnt’ feedback process and advise on how to implement best practice principles on future projects. This will ensure our clients do no re-invent the same inefficiencies on other projects and instill the feedback loop into the respective project teams.

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


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