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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 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 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 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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BIM Thinkspace 2010-05-17 15:39:49
As it complements the previous post quite nicely, BIM ThinkSpace's readers may be interested in reviewing my latest conference paper which has just been published. Please read its abstract below and - if sufficiently interested - proceed to downloading the full paper from here:Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an expansive knowledge domain within the Design, Construction and Operation (DCO) industry. The voluminous possibilities attributed to …


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BIM Thinkspace 2010-05-17 15:39:49
As it complements the previous post quite nicely, BIM ThinkSpace's readers may be interested in reviewing my latest conference paper which has just been published. Please read its abstract below and - if sufficiently interested - proceed to downloading the full paper from here:Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an expansive knowledge domain within the Design, Construction and Operation (DCO) industry. The voluminous possibilities attributed to …


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BIM Thinkspace 2010-05-17 15:39:49
As it complements the previous post quite nicely, BIM ThinkSpace's readers may be interested in reviewing my latest conference paper which has just been published. Please read its abstract below and - if sufficiently interested - proceed to downloading the full paper from here:Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an expansive knowledge domain within the Design, Construction and Operation (DCO) industry. The voluminous possibilities attributed to …


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BIM Thinkspace 2009-12-17 16:44:43
After introducing the basic differences between BIM Capability and BIM Maturity in Episode 11, and briefly discussing the many available and relevant maturity models in Episode 12, this post introduces a new specialized tool to measure BIM performance: the BIM Maturity Index (BIMMI). As an additional reminder, BIM Capability is the basic ability to perform a task or deliver a BIM service/ product. BIM Capability Stages (or BIM …


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BIM Thinkspace 2009-12-17 16:44:43
After introducing the basic differences between BIM Capability and BIM Maturity in Episode 11, and briefly discussing the many available and relevant maturity models in Episode 12, this post introduces a new specialized tool to measure BIM performance: the BIM Maturity Index (BIMMI). As an additional reminder, BIM Capability is the basic ability to perform a task or deliver a BIM service/ product. BIM Capability Stages (or BIM …


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BIM Thinkspace 2009-12-17 16:44:43
After introducing the basic differences between BIM Capability and BIM Maturity in Episode 11, and briefly discussing the many available and relevant maturity models in Episode 12, this post introduces a new specialized tool to measure BIM performance: the BIM Maturity Index (BIMMI). As an additional reminder, BIM Capability is the basic ability to perform a task or deliver a BIM service/ product. BIM Capability Stages (or BIM …


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BIM Thinkspace 2009-09-27 11:27:49
After introducing the general differences between BIM Capability and BIM Maturity in Episode 11, I?ll briefly discuss some of the currently available and applicable maturity models[1]. The intention is to understand what other organisations and individuals have already achieved in this space and try to pin-point an appropriate performance-measurement model that can be adopted or modified to assess BIM competencies [2]. Why is this important? If BIM implementations …


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BIM Thinkspace 2009-09-27 11:27:49
After introducing the general differences between BIM Capability and BIM Maturity in Episode 11, I?ll briefly discuss some of the currently available and applicable maturity models[1]. The intention is to understand what other organisations and individuals have already achieved in this space and try to pin-point an appropriate performance-measurement model that can be adopted or modified to assess BIM competencies [2]. Why is this important? If BIM implementations …


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BIM Thinkspace 2009-09-27 11:27:49
After introducing the general differences between BIM Capability and BIM Maturity in Episode 11, I?ll briefly discuss some of the currently available and applicable maturity models[1]. The intention is to understand what other organisations and individuals have already achieved in this space and try to pin-point an appropriate performance-measurement model that can be adopted or modified to assess BIM competencies [2]. Why is this important? If BIM implementations …


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