IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO ADOPT BIM… BUT IT ALMOST IS

26Sep16

xBIM_Decision_time880px.jpg.pagespeed.ic.EAsWsg9X72.jpgIn the second of three articles on the industry’s BIM journey, John Adams, head of BIM services at BIM Strategy, warns that time is running out to get on the BIM wagon. 

Avoiding BIM is no longer an option, but joining the party now can seem pretty daunting with so much information out there. Trying to learn a few basics can quite easily lead you into reading articles about computational design platforms or the nuances of status codes, so it can be difficult to know where to start.

In fact, it’s a great time to get going with BIM. In its report for the Scottish Futures Trust, dotBE highlights the welcome news that because there are now working implementations of the processes to learn from, the adoption process can be less painful than perhaps it was a year or two ago.

Looking back to the adoption curve discussed in part one of this series, we are entering the early majority phase which offers a potent mix of market opportunities combined with a comfortable risk profile, because the concepts have been recently proven. You don’t need to do much innovation to start your journey to Level 2 maturity anymore – great news for those who aren’t natural technology enthusiasts.

However, there is a lot of learning and some significant business changes to implement, so it is wise to learn from the mistakes of others. Chiefly, don’t give the responsibility for your BIM progress to your office junior. BIM is a critical business process, so if you’re going to delegate responsibility for BIM adoption it’s best to choose someone you trust with the most complex elements of your business, an affinity with technology comes secondary to their ability to deliver business level initiatives.

So now you’ve chosen someone capable of getting you going on your BIM journey. Good work, you won’t regret it. What’s next? The B1M and BIM Level 2 websites are a great place to start. Once you cover the high-level material on offer there, the challenges will start to become clearer and you’re bound to have more specific queries about your own business.

Advertisements


No Responses Yet to “IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO ADOPT BIM… BUT IT ALMOST IS”

  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: