In the private sector BIM is developing its own distinct character and BAM is playing an integral role in this process
We are starting to understand how BIM will ultimately develop in the corporate sector; with all signs pointing towards each organization having their own version of BIM, with their own strategy, processes and model and data requirements. BIM leaders, and BAM clients, such as Argent and Great Portland Estates (GPE) are already developing an in-depth knowledge of what BIM means to them and what they do and don’t want from it, to achieve their goals. Few show attendees will be able to forget James Pellatt of GPE’s announcement that he “did not want COBie data as he has no use for it”. Instead he saw BIM’s main benefits as being able to manage his development and operational risk, meet development milestones and achieve the best returns. BAM has been at the forefront of helping Argent and GPE to determine their BIM strategy. We’ve been helping GPE adopt BIM during the operations phase, and several of the projects we are designing and building for Argent at their King’s Cross Central development are benefitting from us using BIM for designing and on site. This invaluable input was acknowledged by both organizations who championed our BIM approach at BIM Show Live.
Many companies are still at the start of their BIM journey but BAM can help them go further
There is still a lot to do. With the government’s 2016 mandate fast approaching, many companies remain at the beginning of their BIM journey and need support to adopt BIM. On the last day of the conference I participated in a panel on BIM specification and the supply chain, which explored how we can support them to meet the government’s 2016 mandate. We are leading the industry with our approach to assisting our supply chain, which spans training, component creation and tools such as BIM360Field that are free and enable the team to input data straight into the BIM model.