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BIM Thinkspace 2015-02-10 11:11:07
The second most frequently asked question I receive when presenting my work is whether the BIM performance models I use contradict with UK?s BIM maturity levels. The short answer is ?no?, but the longer answer is much more interesting and possibly a bit controversial. This Episode compares the Bew-Richards BIM Maturity Model (UK) with the BIM performance models developed as part …


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BIM Thinkspace 2015-01-27 04:58:23
A decade has passed since the first wave of major BIM guides and protocols were published by influential stakeholders in Denmark, Finland, Norway and the United States. The excellent efforts of Senate, Statsbygg, GSA and USCG have surely paved the way for current national strategies, roadmaps and mandates, which in turn will pave the way for future initiatives and BIM diffusion …


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BIM Thinkspace 2015-01-15 22:44:51
Hardly a week or two passes without hearing about a new national BIM initiative in one country or another. It is very clear that the pace of BIM adoption has significantly accelerated over the past two years and the next major implementation wave appears to be targeting mainland Europe. Sustained efforts can now be detected in Germany, France and Spain as …


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BIM Thinkspace 2014-08-19 19:37:02
This viewpoint is by guest author Rexter Retana. Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an essential part of the construction procurement process. However, when BIM deliverables are indiscriminately injected into the scope of services of project players, or across the construction supply chain, a BIM scope creep will occur.   What is a BIM scope creep? The project management discipline recognizes three project ?boundary elements? ? scope, …


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BIM Thinkspace 2014-08-19 19:37:02
This viewpoint is by guest author Rexter Retana. Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an essential part of the construction procurement process. However, when BIM deliverables are indiscriminately injected into the scope of services of project players, or across the construction supply chain, a BIM scope creep will occur.   What is a BIM scope creep? The project management discipline recognizes three project ?boundary elements? ? scope, …


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BIM Thinkspace 2014-07-12 07:02:25
When discussing BIM diffusion within an organization (micro) or across a whole market (macro), two terms typically pop-up: top-down and bottom up. TOP-DOWN diffusion is a push by an authority to mandate the adoption of a specific solution it perceives as favourable. A good example of a macro top-down BIM dynamic is UK?s BIM Level 21 mandate and Singapore?s rolling BIM submission milestones2. …


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BIM Thinkspace 2014-07-12 07:02:25
When discussing BIM diffusion within an organization (micro) or across a whole market (macro), two terms typically pop-up: top-down and bottom up. TOP-DOWN diffusion is a push by an authority to mandate the adoption of a specific solution it perceives as favourable. A good example of a macro top-down BIM dynamic is UK?s BIM Level 21 mandate and Singapore?s rolling BIM submission milestones2. …


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BIM Thinkspace 2013-08-15 05:11:38
Which country leads the world in BIM adoption? Is it Singapore, the UK or the US? Maybe it is Australia or one of the Scandinavian team? For the busy professional, this topic is irrelevant?That is, why should we care which country is BIM-mature, BIM-maturing or BIM-infant1? BIM is not a national sport, and any worthwhile developments in one country will eventually cross the digital border into others?True2? …


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BIM Thinkspace 2013-08-15 05:11:38
Which country leads the world in BIM adoption? Is it Singapore, the UK or the US? Maybe it is Australia or one of the Scandinavian team? For the busy professional, this topic is irrelevant?That is, why should we care which country is BIM-mature, BIM-maturing or BIM-infant1? BIM is not a national sport, and any worthwhile developments in one country will eventually cross the digital border into others?True2? …


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BIM Thinkspace 2012-08-08 15:19:50
A common problem for organizations delivering BIM-enabled services is how to assess the abilities of their staff, improve their performance and recruit new competent ones. This Episode continues the discussion on BIM Capability/Maturity assessment and focuses on the BIM competency of individuals engaged in managing, facilitating and delivering model-based projects.   This episode is based on BIM Excellence (BIMe), a unique approach to measuring …


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BIM Thinkspace 2012-08-08 15:19:50
A common problem for organizations delivering BIM-enabled services is how to assess the abilities of their staff, improve their performance and recruit new competent ones. This Episode continues the discussion on BIM Capability/Maturity assessment and focuses on the BIM competency of individuals engaged in managing, facilitating and delivering model-based projects.   This episode is based on BIM Excellence (BIMe), a unique approach to measuring …


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BIM Thinkspace 2011-06-05 14:29:56
BIM Wash[1] is a term describing the inflated ? and sometimes deceptive ? claim of using or delivering Building Information Modelling products or services. An organization which commits BIM Wash is typically engaged in promoting its unwarranted claims of BIM capability through its staff, website, project submissions and/or marketing material. Like Green Wash before it, BIM Wash is on the rise …


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BIM Thinkspace 2011-06-05 14:29:56
BIM Wash[1] is a term describing the inflated ? and sometimes deceptive ? claim of using or delivering Building Information Modelling products or services. An organization which commits BIM Wash is typically engaged in promoting its unwarranted claims of BIM capability through its staff, website, project submissions and/or marketing material. Like Green Wash before it, BIM Wash is on the rise …


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BIM Thinkspace 2011-06-05 14:29:56
BIM Wash[1] is a term describing the inflated ? and sometimes deceptive ? claim of using or delivering Building Information Modelling products or services. An organization which commits BIM Wash is typically engaged in promoting its unwarranted claims of BIM capability through its staff, website, project submissions and/or marketing material. Like Green Wash before it, BIM Wash is on the rise …


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BIM Thinkspace 2011-02-01 14:03:59
A collaborative BIM project is not a simple undertaking. This is especially true if the project in question is a large facility (e.g. a high-rise building or a major hospital), the project participants lack the necessary experience, or the BIM requirements are not clearly defined. This episode will discuss three main criteria for the primary consultant, the project manager or the …


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BIM Thinkspace 2011-02-01 14:03:59
A collaborative BIM project is not a simple undertaking. This is especially true if the project in question is a large facility (e.g. a high-rise building or a major hospital), the project participants lack the necessary experience, or the BIM requirements are not clearly defined. This episode will discuss three main criteria for the primary consultant, the project manager or the …


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BIM Thinkspace 2011-02-01 14:03:59
A collaborative BIM project is not a simple undertaking. This is especially true if the project in question is a large facility (e.g. a high-rise building or a major hospital), the project participants lack the necessary experience, or the BIM requirements are not clearly defined. This episode will discuss three main criteria for the primary consultant, the project manager or the …


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BIM Thinkspace 2010-09-04 06:38:54
Ever since the BIM wave struck the industry?s shores, there have been two intriguingly related discussions covering its drivers and its deliverables. The first discussion (or open question) is which industry stakeholder stands to benefit most from the wide deployment of object-based tools, procedures and protocols? Are facility owners the ones who will receive all the benefits[1]? Or is it the …


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BIM Thinkspace 2010-09-04 06:38:54
Ever since the BIM wave struck the industry?s shores, there have been two intriguingly related discussions covering its drivers and its deliverables. The first discussion (or open question) is which industry stakeholder stands to benefit most from the wide deployment of object-based tools, procedures and protocols? Are facility owners the ones who will receive all the benefits[1]? Or is it the …


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BIM Thinkspace 2010-09-04 06:38:54
Ever since the BIM wave struck the industry?s shores, there have been two intriguingly related discussions covering its drivers and its deliverables. The first discussion (or open question) is which industry stakeholder stands to benefit most from the wide deployment of object-based tools, procedures and protocols? Are facility owners the ones who will receive all the benefits[1]? Or is it the …


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