The Vienna Housing project embraces a digital project delivery process According to the Lean Construction Institute, over 50% of a typical project’s value is waste. Want proof? Look no further than the value lost through miscommunication, lack of coordination, and over/under design. The costs associated with requests for information (RFIs) and change orders, and the…

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Geraldine Rayner, Managing Principal, Summit BIM and Scott Chatterton, BIM Technical Director at Virtual Construction and Technology BIM One Inc sat down at the Agora BIM 2021 event on April 7, 2021 to discuss how to create precise BIM contract requirements. Vague obligations and undefined contract terms can result in (sometimes wildly) different expectations of…

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Geraldine Rayner, Managing Principal of Summit had the opportunity at the recent CanBIM Industry Summit for Owners to host a panel on how to set the foundation for digital buildings. Panel members Victor Cadoret, Project Coordinator – Halifax International Airport, Stefan Melnyk, Director, Mixed User Projects – Century Group, and Derek Cheung, Manager, Building Information…

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Many Facilities Maintenance and Operations (FMO) teams are turning to BIM to drive the development of their preventative maintenance plans. This is nothing new and yet, what is new, is the timing. It’s amazing how many organizations wait until handover to receive their facility information. The information may be digital – hurrah! – or more…

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Summit BIM introduces the FMi Report, an interactive PDF that allows all project team members to easily access their consolidated building data set. Data and documents are continuously generated by all members of the design and construction team, leading to huge data sets, spread over multiple different locations, that require different specialized software to access…

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Summit BIM is pleased to begin work with the Carleton University to develop BIM specifications for their future construction, maintenance, and renovation projects. With the capital budget accounting for between 10% to 20% of the life-time physical cost of an asset, Carleton is focused on improving the long-term management of their buildings. A robust set…

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