The three conditions for BIM: standardise, analyse, optimise
28/08/2019

The three conditions for BIM: standardise, analyse, optimise


It is difficult to bear the responsibility for the success of a company. People expect a clear vision and a well-considered strategy. Points of view within the workplace can also differ; you keep a sharp eye on the goals on the horizon, while your employees are busy with the route to them, which sometimes leads to misunderstandings.

The above scenario is just one of the uncertainties and challenges that our customers face around the world. BIM can be the solution. What do you need to have in order for BIM to be successful in your organisation? To provide some clarity, we have listed, in our opinion, the three conditions for successful BIM implementation:

1. Standardise tasks and processes

It is a fact that the number of participating companies in construction projects varies considerably during the life-cycle of a project. It is precisely that in such a dynamic environment it is important to keep an overview- which is also the biggest challenge. Therefore, we start with the importance of standardising tasks and processes. This means that organisations must look critically at internal processes to determine where there are opportunities for automation and digitisation. In this way - regardless of which architectural firm makes the design - an approval always takes place. Signatures are required in a specific order and you can fully automate this process. Furthermore, you can also digitise the information, in this case the document with the signatures.

In short: we can standardise more than we think. The result is more insight, overview and transparency. Ultimately, you (and your collaborators) can set up unambiguous business processes that make work more efficient, and minimise errors and failure costs whilst optimising cash flows, and maintaining or increasing your competitive advantage.

2. Analyse data

The great thing about standardisation is that you already have a whole mountain of data after a fairly short time. By analysing this data, you gain insight into what has happened and is yet to happen. The next step is to see why something has happened. What are the similarities, differences and (possible) triggers? To collect and analyse this data, one central platform is needed. Here the tasks, processes, planning, administration and communication come together from the different systems of different partners. This central platform converts all meta-data into findings and presents it in a clear dashboard.

3. Optimise processes

Analyses make it possible to predict with certainty what will happen in the future if nothing changes. You can respond to this prediction and thus somewhat control the future. In short, you now know which processes you need to improve, optimise, automate and digitise. The result? You can let your organisation use time, people and resources more effectively and efficiently.

For further reading about BIM, we have lots more information in our whitepapers here.

Author: Jules van der Weide, Managing Director at thinkproject BeNeLux
Photo credit: Raul Petri on Unsplash

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