Peter Foster, our Head of Digital Manufacturing Implementation has written an article which appears in the February 2015 issue of BIMToday.
See below for an extract from the article:
While the benefits of BIM are widely recognised and detailed in many articles and presentations there are many businesses that are yet to receive a requirement for BIM as part of a collaborative project or have yet to even start looking at or understanding BIM.
At Premier Interlink we took the decision to investigate, evaluate and implement BIM processes and solutions prior to receiving a request from a client or main contractor, the aims being:
• Preparation: Having internal solutions ready for collaboration with others would assist with the workflow required when such a project landed within the business. It would then reduce the dreaded learning curve aspect that accompanies BIM which is often stated as a reason for poor margins on initial BIM projects
• Staged Implementation: By setting our own goals and targets we were able to implement BIM processes and solutions at our own speed and to suit our own requirements, this meant implementing certain aspects sooner than others simply because they provided a quick ROI.
• Measured Outputs: proving that implementing BIM had a positive impact and driving further change into the business.
• Linking offsite and BIM to the 2025 targets: highlighting and building upon the advantages offsite construction brings to these targets while also assisting in our design and manufacturing process.
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