BIM for the Building Lifecycle

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Summit BIM begins work with BC Housing

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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Building Useful Asset Information: Practical Thoughts on Getting Started with Lifecycle BIM

We’re just starting to see the adoption of a BIM process where the data generated in design, is added to by the construction team, and then handed over as a complete digital dataset to the facilities management team. This lifecycle BIM process must be led by facility owners, but many owners are unsure of how…

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Century Group continues to work with Summit BIM for BIM Standards Compliance

Summit BIM is thrilled to continue working with Century Group in the later stages of design and construction phase of the four-tower, mixed-use Holland Parkside project. In early 2020, Century Group initiated an owner-driven BIM process. Together with Summit BIM, they developed a set of BIM requirements that would provide the facilities management team with…

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Leading the BIM Way: Creating Precise Contract Requirements

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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What type of BIM Consultant do you need? Clarifying the roles

In a digital age, Owners know that BIM can mitigate many of the issues that have arisen on past projects. The challenge is understanding how to translate the requirements of the facility and operating teams for building assets into a process that the project team can follow. It’s not as simple as telling the project…

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Setting the Foundation for Your Digital Buildings: Lessons from the Front

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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Summit BIM Joins the Project Team for Phase 2 of the Royal Columbian Hospital Project

Summit BIM looks forward to continuing to work with Fraser Health as they move into the Design of Phase Two of the Royal Columbian Hospital Redevelopment Project. Summit BIM will actively manage the execution of Fraser Health’s BIM process and conduct ongoing audits to ensure adherence to Fraser Health’s BIM Specification and the BIM Project…

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4 Common Challenges to Implementing Lifecycle BIM

The debate on the importance of BIM is over. In fact, an Autodesk + FMI report showed that, “71% of owners indicate that capturing and retaining more data during design and construction will reduce lifecycle operations costs.” Nevertheless, many owners still struggle to define and implement a robust BIM process that includes all project stakeholders.…

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Geraldine Rayners Leads the CanBIM Development, Asset Management, and Lifecycle Think Tank

Geraldine Rayner is excited about the future of BIM for Building Owners, and her passion is contagious. As Chair of the CanBIM Development, Asset Management, and Lifecycle Think Tank, Geraldine said at the 2020 CanBIM AGM that the group was, “Focused on Owner-led BIM rather than design or construction-led BIM. The goal is to educate…

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Summit BIM Launches Intuitive, Actionable BIM Data Report

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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BIM in Real Life – The Learning Gap

It has been roughly ten months since I graduated as an undergraduate in Civil Engineering. Ten months since I joined Summit BIM. And, ten months of eye-opening experiences as I have witnessed first-hand how technology advancements can reshape even the most traditional of industries like construction. Learning is a lifelong process. Yet, we expect our…

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Carleton University selects Summit BIM to develop BIM Specifications

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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FMO and the BIM process – Where is the ROI?

Building Information Management (BIM) is embedded in the design and construction industry but remains vastly underutilized by Owners and their Facility Management and Operation (FMO) teams. While the design side has some Return on Investment (ROI ) metrics in place – technology costs weighed against process improvements – and a decade of experience to assess…

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Critical factors in generating high quality BIM data

Architects, engineers, and contractors have been working with data for years. What is new is the many ways that the industry has to capture, apply, and tie the data together from the design of a facility all the way to the management and maintenance of it. This new reality imposes new rigour. The move away…

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Summit BIM selected as the BIM Consultant on the Burnaby Hospital Redevelopment project

Summit BIM is delighted to have been selected by Fraser Health as the BIM Consultant for the Burnaby Hospital Redevelopment project. In this role, Summit BIM will assist Fraser Health in maximizing the potential of BIM on the project by capturing asset information in a consistent, digital format for use throughout the facility’s life cycle.…

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