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BIM Consulting, Stage 1 – Derive Understanding
15.8.2016

Over the next 4 weeks, Andrew & Brent will be explaining each of the four stages in our BIM Consultancy and how our clients can gain value from the model.

This post will focus on stage 1 which is our training offering to clients, service professionals and supply chain:

Stage 1: Derive Understanding – provides dedicated resource to support our clients in examining what BIM is and how it could be of benefit to their individual organisation. 

Support Function:

  • Facilitates our clients in becoming Active adopters of BIM
  • Continuous support in the upskilling of workforces

To ensure we can deliver our clients the most effective BIM implementation service it is crucial for them to truly understand what BIM is and its associated challenges that need to be addressed. This goes to the fundamental of understanding what BIM is aiming to deliver in terms of tangible benefit, why the industry is pushing its adoption, through to what questions our clients should be asking of the wider design team and supply chain.

From the above general understanding we will also take our clients through understanding the UK Government’s interpretation of BIM and its Level 2 mandate, and tease out what actual benefits they can expect to see on a BIM project at the various stages of implementation.

There are also considerations that need to be taken into account around whether our clients are passive or active BIM users, the difference being whether an estate level strategy for BIM is developed or whether it remains a project by project business case approach.

Upon navigation through his stage our clients will be in a position to define the below:

  1. What BIM is and what it means for them
  2. What impacts will it have on an organisation
  3. What Level 2 BIM is
  4. How to engage with wider design team and supply chain
  5. FM Integration
  6. Expected benefits of future projects
  7. Whether to be an active or passive BIM client

This now puts our clients in a great forward facing position to facilitate an effective BIM strategy to be formulated.

Please contact Andrew Stanford, (astanford@ridge.co.uk) and Brent Rees, (brees@ridge.co.uk) for more information.


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