Top Ten Considerations for a Business Strategy for The Life-cycle Management of the Built Environment – BLM, LMB

Understand the business role of BIG Data

LEAN Construction Project Delivery Methods - Job Order Contracting, IPD, 5D BIM

Current Business Environment – Deconstruction of the AECOO Sector (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Operations, Owner)

  1. Falling Transaction Costs
  2. Falling Computing Costs
  3. Falling Communication Costs
  4. Increasing Collaboration and Communication
  5. Over half of All Information is Digital… has and IP Address
  6. Patterns are Now Transparent – Cost, Function, Productivity, …
  7. Computer Software Applications and Traditional Databases are Dead – Being Replaced by Plug-ins and On-demand Data
  8. Life-cycle Cost vs. First-Cost Focus
  9. Propriety Information is contrary to Scale, Growth, Collaboration
  10. Small/Local Action with Global Oversight Driving Horizontal vs. Vertical Value Chains

Business strategy is driven by our environment and associated demands and fundamental change is upon all of us.

Big Data - BIM

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Fighting the Battles to win the BIM War

Every day is a battle to get the firm moving towards a more collaborative BIM environment.  I was talking with my associate last week and we were discussing the continual struggle to push up hill to get staff working with new technology.  It reminded me of the AUGI article from way back in 2008, “CAD Manager: THE ULTIMATE DIRTY JOB” by Mark W. Kiker.  Of course today it would read BIM Manager. He brought up some great key points that are still relevant in today’s world of BIM.

  1.  The troubles of the day may take you away from the initiatives for tomorrow.
  2. Working towards other people’s goals can rob you of the time needed to complete your own.
  3. You may spend hours working to prevent problems that others may not even know could exist.

I try to take a moment whenever I feel lost to reacquaint myself with these points. The article goes on to say that most of the Managers find the job ultimately rewarding.

It is very important to keep your perspective on the job, when I was younger I used to get so frustrated I would start looking for a job in other firms, thinking it would be different.  Now I realize it’s always the same, the difference is you stop listening to the negative and work towards the positive, and before you know it your ideas are implemented.

I’ve learned to approach staff (users and Project Managers) by showing them the tools that will help me support their project more efficiently. The key seems to be the word “me”. The tools that we have developed of course are the core to doing BIM projects: The BIM Execution Plan, and Progress Tracking. These tools help focus staff on the project deliverables and not get lost in the Revit Model.

I will leave you with a final thought from Mark’s article, which I believe applies to BIM Management also:

“CAD Management is not the easiest career, but it can be very rewarding. The rewards are there every day if you look for them.”

Collaborative, Efficient Construction Delivery Methods – The Real Obstacle to BIM

One of the biggest obstacles in BIM is Collaboration, there is a great blog by pcholakis to help educate

LEAN Construction Project Delivery Methods - Job Order Contracting, IPD, 5D BIM

The Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Operations, Owner (AECOO) sector must engage in collaborative construction delivery methods in over achieve any measurable performance improvement in the life-cycle management of the built environment.

Building Information Management, Model and Modeling

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BIM is a term which represents three separate but linked functions:


Building Information Management: Is the ORGANIZATION & CONTROL of the business process by utilizing the information in the digital prototype to effect the sharing of information over the entire lifecycle of an asset. The benefits include centralized and visual communication, early exploration of options, sustainability, efficient design, integration of disciplines, site control, as built documentation, etc.–effectively developing an asset lifecycle process and model from conception to final retirement.

Building Information Model: Is the DIGITAL REPRESENTATION of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. As such it serves as a shared knowledge resource for information about a facility, forming a reliable basis…

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