We are now able to provide metrics which show BIM’s benefits across a building’s lifecycle, but there is still more to achieve
At BAM’s session on day one, we presented our BIM exemplar project CONNECT110NS
, an office development in the heart of Glasgow. We used our whole life BIM approach on the project spanning the design, construction and operations phases and although the project is not yet complete, we can already report significant savings, efficiencies and benefits. Most importantly, we are also collating a clear set of project metrics; something that has been lacking in the industry to date. These metrics enable us to compare our performance against the rest of the industry allowing us to benchmark schemes, look for areas of development and instigate a culture of continuous improvement. For example, in 2012 the government set a target of achieving 20% efficiencies through BIM. Yet, our metrics show we are already achieving savings of 25% and we believe that we can achieve savings of 35% by 2020 through zero harm, operations and maintenance, zero waste and carbon neutral activities.