Background

Building Information Modelling (BIM) implementation represents a significant change-management task: being skilled using a piece of software isn’t enough if you don’t know where that software fits into your overall strategy.  Projects take a great deal of time (longer than using  traditional CAD tools, for example) or staff aren’t as yet working as efficiently as they could be.  As a result, companies are somewhat frustrated, feeling they are losing money on their BIM projects.

A roadmap matches a company’s short and long-term strategic goals. It clearly outlines its goals and objectives and takes a close look at all facets of a company’s BIM strategy.  A roadmap is the company’s guide to integrating its business strategy and current available technology, against its project delivery reputation. Ultimately, a BIM roadmap tells the company’s management team where they are currently and what they need to do to get the most out of BIM use.

Defining the boundaries

  • Creating a roadmap is a process, not a final destination.
  • The identification of any challenges and barriers is therefore an imperative precondition of this (change) process.
  • The BIM roadmap should be reviewed every six months or annually at minimum, adjusting it to respond to changes in the company and in industry, in general.

The three themes under focus

Your Roadmap should look to systematically tackle technology, process and people issues, within any BIM implementation.
These can be further understood as three key themes:

  • Organisational culture
  • Education and training
  • Information management

The outcome is expressed as a Roadmap for the implementation of BIM within your company.

How MJL Consultancy can help

Having completed your BIM Roadmap, are there gaps or risks in your strategy?

Perhaps MJL can help?
Maybe you haven’t moved over fully to BIM but have a need for a one-off project to be created in the likes of Revit?
Maybe you’ve identified a short-term route to new BIM-based business, but aren’t ready yet to commit staffing budget to take on the role in-house?
Maybe you want to pilot a BIM project, to test the waters with your client base?

Whatever your circumstances and your needs, why not get in touch?