Building Information Modeling — BIM
We are hearing so much in the past years of the importance of the technology in every aspect. And this is not by a coincidence. Some people had an idea about this long time ago, but today their predictions became reality. Today, the United Kingdom Construction Industry stands proudly over a cup of the new time, the age of digital design, also known as BIM- a Building Information Modeling.
According to the Government of the UK, BIM refers to a value creating collaboration that is found along the whole life circle of the assets, underpinned by collocation, creation and the exchange of the modern 3D models, adding intelligent and structured data information into them. Simply said, it is a socio technical process that lies on a supportive technological base, linked with social components from the surrounding.
Implementing the Building Information Modeling is actually a great thing for all the investors since due to the capability of the governmental departments to electronically validate the BIM information; thousands of pounds will be saved.
You probably have heard about the Systech International, a company that is offering support of many commercial, procedural and contractual issues to their contractors throughout the whole project delivery process. As they are keeping up with everything, BIM is nothing new they cannot handle. The specialized team they have is ready to answer all the concerns their clients have regarding this question. And having in mind that the mandatory BIM is completely introduced in the Government’s projects, it is understandable that there will be some inconvenience. Therefore, Systech International’s team is ready to provide their favors regarding the following things
- will help you become familiar with Level 2 BIM
-will make you be aware of the BIM protocol
- will teach you how this protocol will have influence over your project procedures
-will make you understand your collaboration obligation
- will help you become aware of the intellectual property, ownership, and copyright of the issues
- will inform you that you need to find and BIM Information manager as a part of the team of the project and what are the procedures regarding that person
According to Paschal Walsh, the commercial director of Systech International, BIM is offering many benefits to the contractors such as providing working from the same data, the possibility to evaluate the proposals, the 3D modeling that helps to eliminate the errors, the improvement of the assets management and others. But, as anywhere, when introducing a new protocol there probably will flow up some problems. Here as problems are showing up the lack of the compatible systems, protocol, and standards since there are different requirements for the employers, contractors and the designers. That is the reason of introducing the BIM Level 2 that requires a managed 3D environment to be held in separate digital tools, along with data attached in a common file. The documents needed for this protocol are nine, from which as the most importance is the CIC BIM protocol, who is actually a legal agreement, who is creating additional duties, obligations and rights for the employer, contractor, and the designer. Due to the issues that are flowing from the implementation of BIM, the Government has set a final date for developing a BIM 3, that should have the capability to electronically validate the information from the protocol and help to save assets and unnecessary costs and most importantly, allow the UK to maintain the world’s leadership position in digital construction.