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BIM COLLABORATION

BIM collaboration between all the stakeholder value chain is changing the way to make business also in the construction industry.

In our industry, less of 5% of projects are currently delivered on budget and only about of 20% project in the Public sector and about the 33% in the Private sector are completed on time [1].

Cloud technology and BIM collaboration, is enabling teams to become more connected, and have access to information from anywhere and anytime.

Historically the focus has been on the ‘M’ part of BIM (‘modelling’). There is now a rapid shift to focus on the ‘I’: ‘information’. This concentration on information, and the effective sharing of that information, is enabling project teams to work together in ways never before possible.

The cloud for instance connects data, systems, projects, and teams, so that everything and everyone can be in constant communication, with instant access to the updated files, designs and project activity.

Again, three quarters of design professionals report a positive ROI on their BIM investment, with a higher return correlated to a higher level of BIM adoption.

BIM Collaboration

BIM collaboration between all the stakeholder value chain is changing the way to make business also in the construction industry.

PROJECT DELIVERY IS BECOMING MORE COLLABORATIVE

As a result, design firms in AEC are facing requirements for joint venture arrangements, the need to co-locate, version control, and centralised feedback systems.

This sort of collaborative project delivery in the design phase requires architecture and engineering firms to communicate and share data easily to support efficient decision making.

CLOUD-BASED BIM COLLABORATION TOOLS IS INCREASINGLY ENABLING BIM PROCESSES

New project delivery models need to work in a shared space in realtime, so that decisions, updates and communications are simultaneously and instantly applied, flagged, and tracked.

A solution which takes communication beyond email and creates a unified space and record can optimise BIM’s collaboration capabilities.

Using the right cloud solution means workflows are integrated across the project lifecycle of planning, design, construction and operation, and barriers to communication are removed so project collaboration can occur in real-time. Cloud-based collaboration tools can help minimize design downtime and rework.

THE CLOUD HAS COME OF AGE

The AEC industry is embracing the benefits of cloud technology, the use of BIM collaboration and data management solutions. The cloud has become ubiquitous in all aspects of our lives. It’s second nature to us to be in constant communication, and to have constant access to information and data from wherever we are. Cloud solutions enable us to work from wherever inspiration strikes us.

HOW CONNECTIVITY, COLLABORATION, AND CLOUD IMPACT DESIGN PROFESSIONALS

Collaborative design models need a different work style. No longer are professionals tied to a workstation, studio or desk. Untethered by technologies that enable access to data and information from anywhere, more AEC teams are working together remotely.

Not requiring teams to be located in the same physical space can help bring together integrated project teams, incorporating all the disciplines needed for the building design process. However, virtual teams need a centralised collaboration solution to work most effectively in a way that includes remote contributors.

HOW COLLABORATION TECHNOLOGY ENABLES NEW WAYS OF WORKING

Through a cloudconnected BIM design process, they are able to deliver more projects within, or under budget, through faster, more direct collaboration with the entire project team.  This ultimately enables the team to extract more value from an investment in BIM.

Building in Cloud is an example of a framework expressly designed to meet the needs of the AECOO community to share and manage information of a building as well as ensuring greater efficiency in team activities.   Current, actionable, and commonly formatted information is available to all team members (internal and external) anywhere, anytime and from any device (PC, Tablet or Smartphone).

A free trial is available per unlimited number of concurrent users.

[1].McKinsey Study

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