Best BIM Bad BIM: Angelo Ciribini

Credit: University of Brescia
Credit: University of Brescia

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 his opinions today is Professor of Construction Management at the University of Brescia, Italy, Angelo Ciribini. Angelo is also a BIM Researcher and Chairman of ISTeA, the Italian Society of Science, Technology Engineering of Architecture.

What does Angelo think the BIM industry doing Best at the moment?

The construction industry remains quite conservative, in spite of official statements. The ways for recovering the productivity gap do not always belong to the manufacturing paradigm of the fourth industrial revolution, but the connection strand is unavoidable.

The BIM industry is steadily leaving from the world of licenses (Products and Packages) to land in digital ecosystems, where SaaS will take into account any customized and special needs, which I think is what industry is doing Best at the moment.

The shift from just concentrating on the construction industry to thinking of the entire built environment is a positive. The Internet of Things reflects this.

What are Angelo’s Worst BIM Experiences? What does he view as the worst trends in BIM?

My Worst BIM experiences depend on the need to scratch the Design Information Models in order to perform Construction Information Models because of the lack of BIM Execution Plans. The success of the digitization of the industry depends on the capability and willingness of the client organizations to lead and manage the data-driven programmes and projects.

The worst trend in BIM lies with its selfishness; BIM is only the entrance gate to a Digital Built Europe.

What lessons does Angelo think can be learned from both?

The digitization might be defined as the trade off between knowledge and risk. That is the reason why the key drivers for change are more the related to strategic supply chains and the financial sector rather than the government strategies.

For more information on Angelo’s work, and to view his thoughts on a more regular basis, follow him on Twitter – @Ciribini.

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