PROFILE: Advancing BIM for comprehensive project delivery

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New tools are empowering designers to explore new materials, builders to take advantage of innovative construction methods, and entire project teams to deliver better performing projects.

BIM, there is no turning back.

It is no longer a question of why but how do you best take advantage of BIM? What’s your take on BIM? BIM is about integrating data, people, and processes in a unified environment.

Technology is the enabler and supports BIM processes. Today we are seeing projects delivering a return on investment in BIM when our users integrate people and processes, and are supported by appropriate technology.

The new Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal Building project is a great example of a BIM-driven approach. This approach is fundamental to facilitating the delivery of this extraordinary project through its lifecycle – and is helping to minimize risk and ensure project success. In this project, the Consolidated Contractors Company, part of the TCA Joint Venture of TAV, CCC and Arabtec, managed to reduce the cycle of critical RFIs from 28 days down to 2 – 7 days. They saved USD 1 million and 51,000 working hours by resolving clashes between just the façade and other disciplines.

How are you supporting your customers in their BIM journey?

Cadventure, a partner of Bentley Systems provides software and services that empower multi-discipline project teams to advance to what some call BIM Level 2 by facilitating optioneering as well as enhanced project delivery. Among these offerings are OpenPlant, AECOsim, and OpenRoads. Secondly, being able to collaborate and share information throughout the project lifecycle regardless of asset types is paramount. Bentley’s ProjectWise has long been the recognized industry standard for work sharing for design integration. Just two months ago, we launched ProjectWise Essentials, which we like to think of as “ProjectWise for everyone.” With ProjectWise Essentials, organisations of all sizes can now get immediate access to ProjectWise capabilities. It is fully provisioned as a “software at your service,” providing cloud-based access to ProjectWise and incorporating industry standards such as BS 1192 workflows, best practices, and processes based on our experience in working with larger organisations.

We also understand that projects vary in size and complexity. Bentley’s R&D team is committed to delivering solutions that are scalable in terms of the multidisciplinary project teams engaged in the effort, project size, project complexity, and geographic distribution.

With Bentley’s proven technology and LEARNservices, they help users address their design, engineering, and construction challenges. For example, The Crossrail- Bentley Information Academy was launched as part of a technology partnership with Crossrail, Europe’s largest infrastructure project.

The Academy, located in Bentley’s U.K. headquarters, educates participants in the people, processes, technology, and workflows required to achieve the Crossrail target of delivering a worldclass asset, and is one of the innovative initiatives helping Crossrail become among the first organisations to reach BIM Level 2.

The challenge for any organisation is to get the most advantage of constructible models? How do you respond to that challenge? The mission is to help users gain more visibility into the path of construction.

That’s why the focus is on improving information mobility, construction modeling, and industry interoperability. For example, Bentley is collaborating with Trimble to deliver real world solutions that will transform the design to construction workflow – by enabling greater information mobility through ProjectWise CONNECT Edition and Trimble Connect platform.

Doing BIM?

Whether you are just starting your journey into BIM or if you are looking for your next step, Cadventure can help guide you on the right BIM strategy for you by offering:

–   BIM process – Best practise

–   BIM software solutions

–   BIM training – from introduction to advanced level

–   BIM consultancy – small to large projects

–   On-project mentoring

To find out more about  Cadventure visit the website or call 0207 436 9004

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