The BIM Process
The biggest challenge in implementing BIM strategy today is collaboration; being able to get all the team, client, consultants, contractors, engineers and the architect on a common platform for information exchange and working in a collaborative team environment.
Frankham utilises BIM Technologies for combined modelling in which 3D prototypes and visualisations, created by the core disciplines, is collaboratively referenced by each team, then managed and checked by a Project Information Manager for inconsistencies while each discipline Task Information Manager also checks its own work against the others to find a strategic solution to any problems before getting to site. This process is supported by secondary software and specialists which allow us to carry out analysis, calculation and produce documentation which ensures compliance of the scheme design philosophy with the clients project and information requirements.
By carrying out a strategic BIM approach to design, there should be an increase in client understanding and a reduction in changes during the design and construction phases that benefits all project stakeholders throughout the life of a project through its asset management and beyond.