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BIM Consultancy, Stage 2 – Strategic Definition

This week, Andrew and Brent run through our BIM Strategic Consulting offer, which will not only develop a scope of services for clients, service professionals and contractors but will also offer evaluation of supply chain capabilities, assist with the appointment of a design team, develop COBie / Asset Register requirements and investigate the use of soft landings so will typically be undertaken around RIBA Stage 0:

Stage 2: Strategic Definition – forges a strategic partnership to firstly define our client’s business strategy and then develop the delivery processes and templates to empower our clients from being passive BIM user on projects to active users across their estate. 

Programme Function: 

  • Ensure consistent information delivery across projects
  • Develop project delivery templates to automate population of project information requirements thereby reducing current inefficiencies in manual requirement checks and verification
  • Develop tiered range of information requirements to cover multiple project types
  • Advise on technological infrastructure capability

The strategy for our clients to adopt and implement BIM is crucial in ensuring complete, relevant and verifies information is generated to support internal decision gateways, with potential to improve programme and reduce costs for our clients. To start this journey we will initiate the following process to ensure our clients are ready to implement BIM processes on a project. There is no single industry approach to this, but Ridge & Partners LLP have developed a standard process that will define our clients individual requirements.

1 – Client Requirement Definition: Information needs to be identified to reduce costly design changes

2 – Aligning Internal Decision Gateways: Ensuring your processes align with project processes to minimise costly design changes

3 – IT Infrastructure Review: Providing access to the BIM information minimising costly information loss/waste at handover

4 – Personnel Upskilling: Empowering employees to engage with BIM to maximise its use and benefit

5 – Procurement Review: Identify best forms of appointment to maximise cost savings of BIM


Contact Andrew Stanford, ( and Brent Rees, ( for more information. 



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