Best BIM Bad BIM: Deborah Rowland

Credit: MoJ
Credit: MoJ

Answered from either a personal or industry-viewpoint perspective, Best BIM Bad BIM sees a member of the #GlobalBIMCrew divulge their best and worst BIM experiences and what they have learned from both.

Sharing her thoughts today is Deborah Rowland, Head of Property Asset Management at the UK‘s Ministry of Justice. Ahead of her speaker appearance at GeoBIM Europe 2015 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Deborah gave a quick insight into what she believes is Best practice, and she also told us her BIM bugbears.

What is Deborah’s Best BIM Experience and what does she think the industry is doing best at the moment?

My best BIM experience is where I see FM involved in the whole process. This is not about BIM alone but the collaboration of all the parties in the built environment; when they do it best that’s the real collaboration. Using the ‘I’ in BIM, the information in the right way to manage the outcome and ongoing maintenance of an asset.

What does Deborah think are the worst trends in BIM?

When its just about the model. The worse trend is the focus on the 3D model itself as this is just one very good element of a BIM process but not the primary focus.

What lessons can be learned from both?

The lesson is that both BIM and Soft Landings together produce better outcomes.

Make sure to follow Deborah on social media. She can be connected with on LinkedIn and followed on Twitter.

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