A Week in the Life of BIM Project Coordination
We are seeing an increasing number of projects where either the owner, a construction manager, or a project manager are requiring all disciplines and trades to submit Building Information Models to use in a 3D Coordination effort. Coordinating electronically is a lot easier that resolving conflicts in the field and if done properly, can save time and potentially costly change orders. If you haven't had a project where 3D BIM Coordination has been used, it is only a matter of time. Let's take a look at how this process typically works, and the advantages of working in the cloud with BIM 360 Glue.
Typical Week of BIM Coordination
In the typical BIM coordination process utilizing Navisworks, the project BIM Manager is responsible for compiling all of the various files into a single aggregate model, generating clash detection reports and distributing these to the project team. Each individual team member independently reviews the clash reports and addresses the assigned issues. Once their work is complete, they upload a new copy of their model to the BIM Manager to be updated in the aggregated model. At the end of the week, the team gathers for a coordination meeting to review any outstanding issues. Since each discipline is working in an isolated silo, the team may have hundreds of minor issues to cull through before they can identify specific issues that require input from the entire team.