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(BIM-1926) Strategies for BIM Adoption

Primary Author: Dr Ralph Kreider
Co-Author(s): Mr Robert Fraga

Audience Focus: Basic
Application Type: Application
Venue: 2015 AACE International Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, USA

Abstract: Facilities are becoming increasingly complex. Building Information Modeling (BIM), a digital representation of a facility, offers the potential to simplify the facility development process by improving accuracy, shortening project schedules, reducing risk, improving communication and increasing collaboration. BIM has the potential to radically transform the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. Firms that fail to plan and adopt BIM over the next few years will not be competitive in the marketplace.

The adoption process for BIM, like other technological advancements, needs to be well-planned. This plan should include assessing internal processes, aligning new processes, and developing an advancement plan. BIM can dramatically improve how cost estimating, scheduling and other project analytical and control functions perform. Failure to adopt is not an option.