Project Information Exchange
The smoothness of information exchange process is essential to the overall success of a projects. Many measures have been taken to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the information exchange process in the construction industry, one of which is the introduction of industry specific applications. It has enhanced information management systems with great advantages in the consistency of data generation, the accessibility of information exchange and the operation speed. Building Information Modelling (BIM) is defined as a suitable tool to integrate the essential design and process data during the overall construction project life cycle. BIM enables a digital representation of both geometric and non-geometric data throughout all the stages of the project. There have been quite a lot of researches focusing on the benefits of BIM in terms of cost reduction and quality improvement in the construction projects. In addition, BIM can provide the seamless information flow throughout the whole process of construction projects, which enables the early detection of design errors. BIM can provide an integrated continuous information flow as a support for the smooth communication and accuracy of the information exchange. Due to these benefits, more and more attention is paid on BIM adoption and implementation in the construction industry.
The situation of BIM implementation becomes much more complicated when it comes to integrating software applications on construction projects, with various parties on the project utilizing different software applications. Due to the influences the BIM process needs to facilitate information exchange while mitigating the influences of different cultures and BIM adoption levels among different companies.
Workflow of Information
Taking into account there are three aspects of culture, project organization and technology. It provides a great framework to analyse the different paths of information throughout the phases of the project. This also enables an open access dialogue for on-site information required for members procuring other information relative to the project.
Considering the limited knowledge and experience of working with BIM of the local contractors, the introduction of BIM information exchange process can bring a new view on how to manage and coordinate the process of information on projects. According to different roles and responsibilities, it would be the BIM Manager responsibility to maintain and share the information exchange sheet with the various team members. The information exchange sheet must remain as one version of the truth and be managed in the Common Data Environment(CDE).
The information sheet download highlights the representation of prominent information required at various stages of the project.