4.5. Clash Detection Updates

Earlier I discussed clash detection and its value to a construction management team; in this section, I'll investigate its ability to be assigned to the responsible parties, updated, and then new clashes assigned. The value of BIM as a multiple trade coordination tool increases incrementally every time clashes are found, tracked, and resolved before a project reaches the field. This clash detection resolution/reporting allows construction managers to utilize BIM as an organic means of finding issues with those models provided by engineers and subcontractors. Although industry metrics tend to range from an average savings of 40 to 50 percent of field change orders, much of the savings is relatively difficult to quantify; ...

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