Building Information Modelling (BIM) is not new to the construction industry, but in recent years it has started to generate real changes in how consultants produce their everyday work. As BIM becomes commonplace on new kinds of projects and becomes an expectation of stakeholders who may not always understand what is being asked of them, it’s an opportune time to look at the impact of BIM on tendering, scoping and programming and at adapting project procedures to the new workflows.
Join us to hear from Rodd Perey, Principal – Architectus, on the use of BIM on construction projects in Australia, the challenges for the industry in the way BIM is currently being utilised and the future of BIM. Rodd has a wealth of experience with BIM technology in his role as Design Technology Director with Architectus and will use project examples to illustrate issues such as:
- The lack of an established approach to BIM and an absence of a common understanding of its requirements and suitability to the project objectives;
- Changing expectations for collaboration, the coordination of projects, and the roles and delivery requirements of consultants and subcontractors;
- Approaches for managing project risks in a BIM environment;
- Working with a wide range of BIM capabilities across the project team, with consequent variable model and document quality; and
- The legal and contractual environment around BIM.