Here's a new report on 33 BIM best practices

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Here's a new report on 33 BIM best practices

Post by Kevin » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:27 pm

Hey Everybody,

We just produced a report called 33 Expert Tips, Tactics & Best Practices for As-Built BIM Project Success (You can download a copy here http://bit.ly/2fpUdQC) in which we interviewed 5 very experienced BIM pros on their best practices and workflow tips for as-built projects. Here’s what’s in the report:

- 7 Bidding/Project Planning Best Practices
- 8 On-Site/Data Collection Tactics
- 17 Data Processing/Modeling Tips

I’d like to start a discussion on each section to leverage the collective experience of this forum for everyone’s benefit. Here are the 7 Bidding/Project Planning Best Practices in the report:

#1: Visit the site! The bigger the project the more important this is
#2: Clearly Define Project Scope of Work.
#3: Communicate Early and Often with the Client
#4: Obtain Existing As-built Drawings. Most are useless but sometimes you can get great data from them.
#5: Scope Creep Happens. Here’s how to spot it and prevent it
#6: Prepare a Data Management Plan.
#7: Create a Scan Plan Before Work Begins

What do you think? What other project planning best practices do you use?

BTW, the report has an audio track of the interviews and presentations from Mark Hanna, Larry Kleinkemper, Greg Hale, Matt Byrd and Mike Pfaff—a ton of additional data and real world examples. Here’s the link again: http://bit.ly/2fpUdQC

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Re: Here's a new report on 33 BIM best practices

Post by Matt Young » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:48 pm

If your the surveyor - remember that you are not the architect. Keep it simple and don't ruin your life on it. It's just a building survey produced in different software than you are used to.
If you want to make something simple, then take one thing away that still allows you to do the job. Don't add two more things, and say they both make it easier.

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Re: Here's a new report on 33 BIM best practices

Post by james.still » Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:25 pm

there is also a big difference between a survey model and an as-built model.

what you will find is; architects or the person/company commissioning the scan2bim project expect an "as-built" model and that the laser scanner has x-ray capabilities.

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Re: Here's a new report on 33 BIM best practices

Post by Matt Young » Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:27 pm

Client expectations make me want to cry sometimes. Not with laughter... actually cry!
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Re: Here's a new report on 33 BIM best practices

Post by Kevin » Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:33 pm

Now THAT is an interesting/funny/frustrating question for the group..."What's the most ridiculous or outrageous client expectation/request you've received...and how did you respond?" Matt, you go first! :D

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Re: Here's a new report on 33 BIM best practices

Post by silviaks90 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:38 pm

#7 stands out for me (although all are very valuable) Scan plan and very diligent field documentation. Even something as simple as writing down scan number and any observations will save huge time troubleshooting a problem in the office if there is an issue whether operator/environmental/uncontrollable.
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Re: Here's a new report on 33 BIM best practices

Post by Kevin » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:34 pm

#7 most definitely! The surprise for me was #4: Always obtain the 2D drawings. I've always assumed that there were pretty much useless, but the experts agreed that some valuable data, like uninsulated pipe size, can usually be gleaned from the 2Ds.

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Re: Here's a new report on 33 BIM best practices

Post by cscotton » Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:07 pm

I think one of the most difficult issues especially for new companies, or those with a large new client who is dangling the prospect of more business, is #5: Scope Creep. In the report, Mike Pfaff makes a great point (in the audio track) about how to deal with Scope Creep by using very precise language in the scoping docs.

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