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Information Management

Introduction to collaboration

The success of a BIM enabled project delivery process is highly dependent on the level at which the entire Design/Construction Team can collaboratively produce and manage information for the duration of the project. This section documents some of the management procedures that can be used for this purpose.

Collaboration Standards

In the absence of existing documented information management standards (or Common Data Environment (CDE)) mandated by the client, the BIM Team nominates the CDE Standard to be used. Any amendments to these standards must be documented. When the CDE Standard and amendments have been agreed by the BIM Team, they are adopted and managed by… read more »

Principles of CDE platform

Ideally a CDE should operate in a client’s management system, accessible by the whole project team, which supports version control and audit trails that have permission control access to data according to the status of the data and which provides tools to support design coordination. A Windows server network folder or FTP setup (eg. the… read more »

Project Kickoff BIM Standards Orientation

Upon award of the project, the client should facilitate a Pre-Negotiation Project Kickoff Orientation Meeting, where all client requirements are reviewed, including those that apply to BIM and answer questions from the Project Team.

Facilitating BIM Coordination

Face-to-face meetings in which BIM models are used for design review and clash detection/coordination BIM Coordination are the preferred means of facilitating technical discipline coordination. However, different project circumstances will determine the most appropriate approach. Remote means of conducting coordination, such as web conferencing, should only be considered after team members have already established working… read more »

Project folder structure

The management of project information, goes well beyond using 3D CAD models or BIM, and involves all project participants who produce/manage any project related information (whether working in BIM or not). The Common Data Environments (CDE) as a shared/central project data repository for ALL project information (graphical, non-graphical, documents) – so it applies whether you… read more »