A BIM Execution Plan is a critical roadmap which will guide your business to successful implementation of BIM, preparing you to win contracts for BIM project and develop competitive advantages. Here are 5 of many reasons why you need a BIM Execution Plan.
1. Create A Competitive Advantage:
Your BIM Execution Plan will empower you to design, build and construct with more accuracy and more efficiently than your competitors by utilising detailed building information models prepared before any construction begins. Some of the advantages with BIM include:
- Get accurate take-offs, costings and shop drawings from the 3D model.
- Create a better outcome for your client and achieve client success, ensuring they use you again on their next project and recommend you to others.
- Enhanced capabilities. With BIM you can deliver your client a detailed model that can be used to manage their asset for the life of the building. Imagine handing your client a digital 3D model of their building, with complete costs and specifications on all assets in the building, allowing them to schedule building maintenance tasks and plan costs ahead of time.
- Your BIM Execution Plan will qualify you to bid on projects where BIM is a requirement and set you apart from those competitors that have not yet prepared a plan.
An effective BIM implementation can save your client money and time while delivering buildings that meet their expectations. Imagine creating exactly what your client needs rather than what you think they want, ensuring client satisfaction.
2. Improve Profitability and Efficiency
Doing things faster and with more accuracy means you’re saving a significant amount of time. Effective implementation of BIM will reduce rework and waste by creating accurate shop drawings for prefabrication or construction and eliminate the need for as-built drawings forever! A large amount of time can also be saved executing simple tasks that can be time consuming without a BIM model, for example, With BIM your project data is managed in one common area, so it can be found 25% faster.
Having one team working together in a collaborative environment to achieve a common goal without the constraints of a company’s current processes and objectives. Imagine having your entire supply chain working collaboratively on your project from the very beginning. With BIM, all stakeholders are kept informed and involved, so everyone is aware of what’s required for the project right from the beginning and working with you to achieve a common goal.
3. Reduced risk
BIM provides significant insight into what can be expected during construction, allowing you to identify and eliminate risks before they occur. When BIM is effectively implemented, all parties are clear on their roles and responsibilities. BIM is able to reduce risk in a number of areas:
- Reduced risk of disputes and litigation
- Reduced risk of time and cost overruns
- Reduced risk of clashes and construction site problems
- Reduced risk of collisions and rework
- Improved safety through improved construction planning and management
Imagine telling your client the contingency sum allowed for in their project wasn’t needed and handing it back to them as a credit. BIM makes this a real possibility.
4. Win more work
A BIM Execution Plan will assist you in winning more contracts. With BIM you can potentially deliver projects more efficiently and at a lower cost than your competitors, greatly enhancing your chances of being successful when bidding on new projects.
By utilising your resources more efficiently, BIM will provide you with the capacity to take on additional projects and start new projects earlier than you have in the past. By delivering great outcomes and improved assets for your client, your reputation will also contribute to successful bids for future projects.
5. Qualify for BIM Mandated Projects
You will also find that BIM is a requirement on some projects, and without a BIM execution plan you will be greatly disadvantaged, if not completely excluded from competing for some contracts. We have seen BIM mandated on government projects in Singapore, the UK and Scandinavian countries. BIM is also becoming an expectation, if not a requirement on many Australian and Asia Pacific projects, as you may have already noticed.
Imagine being way ahead of your competition, being invited to tender for prestigious projects, or being selected and not having to go through a bidding process. This all becomes possible with a successfully implemented BIM execution plan.