Chapter 13

Developing BIM Plans and Strategies

In This Chapter

arrow Evolving a BIM strategy

arrow Undertaking an honest review of your current situation

arrow Governing the process

arrow Responding to new documentation

So you’ve won over some key decision makers and they’ve asked you to make a case for BIM, but just what does having a BIM strategy really mean? How do you justify investment in BIM technologies, software, hardware, new room layouts, or even new staff? What’s the real benefit to the company and how quickly can you demonstrate return on investment (ROI)?

When the UK government looked to adopt BIM, it had to demonstrate how BIM would result in significant cost savings, increased project value, and improvement in carbon performance, all through more efficient access to shared information about built assets. Perhaps you’re a BIM manager or BIM coordinator and it’s now down to you to make the case for BIM and set out your strategy. In this chapter, we explore where to start and what you need to consider to get going.

Getting Started with Your BIM Strategy

Before you start, ask yourself: What ...

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