So what’s in BIM for me? The Benefits of BIM for the Private Sector Client – Andrew Pryke

This session will cover maximising benefit, providing certainty, de-risking and improving margins via the use of BIM for clients. All project stages of the project process will be analysed to demonstrate the value to clients and highlight that it’s not just for consultants and contractors. A glimpse of the future will also enhance current opportunities that BIM can bring in the UK. This session will assess the above demonstrating the advantages of BIM to increase margins via a ‘world-wind’ tour with case study examples of the 7 key benefits of BIM and examples of how BIM can be measured in achieving enhanced success in private sector clients’ businesses.

The 7 Key Benefits of BIM:

1. I.C.T (Inclusivity/Collaboration/Transparency)

  • Advantages of a culture of ‘working together’ – true BIM
  • Lean Construction – efficient and effective team working
  • Little BIM v Big BIM
  • A Project Team ‘rewards’ sharing based culture

2. Brief

  • Advantages of the early facilities management input – a story of a simple doorstop
  • Maximising the early input of the team’s input
  • Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and the benefit of the team’s early expertise on the project
  • Low hanging fruit – early wins for the client

3. Understanding

  • Communication – what does the project team think it’s doing – a traditional view
  • Use of the BIM model for the client to understand what they are getting
  • Early stakeholder buy-in
  • Quick sign-off
  • Fewer changes
  • Lower tenders

4. Asset Life Cycle Review

  • Facilities Management input throughout the project
  • Digital O+M manuals – What an advantage!
  • Point cloud estate reviews/ audits
  • Cobie and beyond
  • A ‘tablet’ way forward (augmented reality)
  • Google glass in the property industry

5. Milestone Certainty

  • Building twice – Where virtual has benefits over building actual first
  • Why 4d BIM creates transparency and certainty of operational continuity and occupation
  • Protecting what’s really important to the client
  • De-risking site activities via the BIM 360 Field
  • Using the BIM model to establish cash flow

6. Cost Certainty

  • Traditional v BIM Cost take-off
  • Lessons learnt from the aircraft and car industries
  • Modular
  • BIM libraries and comparison sites for materials – advantages at concept, tender and site works
  • Tagging and ensuring accurate interim payments

7. Sustainable Solutions

  • Health and Safety – Key facts, impact on branding + how BIM can improve safety
  • Meeting ‘Hangouts’ – minimising costs, improving resource, energy + carbon footprint
  • Energy performance – Making the right early decisions and maximising margins in the capital and operational costs of the building
  • Actual real time building use performance
  • Minimising site waste and improving cost savings


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Andrew Pryke (Hons), Dip.Arch (Dist), RIBA, Managing Director – BAM Design, BAM Construct Ltd