BIM for the Building Lifecycle

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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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How to use BIM Data to Drive Preventative Maintenance

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 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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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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Century Group looks to improve handover process with Summit BIM

Century Group has chosen Summit BIM Consulting to provide BIM consulting services on the new Holland Parkside project. Holland Parkside is planned to be a four-tower mixed-use complex with retail and service commercial uses directly opposite King George SkyTrain Station and immediately adjacent to Holland Park, Surrey’s main urban park. Summit BIM will work with…

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Revit COBie workflow approaches: Excel vs. Database | What are the differences?

Despite the fact that COBie is relatively well known, the question of how best to collect the COBie data remains a point of discussion. In past blogs, we have discussed COBie requirements in relation to Alberta Infrastructure projects, addressing which assets to track and how to assign project roles. In this post, we discuss the…

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The 5 BIMandments of COBie

For ten years, Summit BIM Consulting has been working with owners to achieve a fully digital handover, including data collection and transfer to CMMS. Moving into the world of COBie, and digital project delivery it’s easy for even the smartest of project teams to lose sight of the basic principles that guide the process of…

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Extracting Civil 3D Data Using Navisworks

Recently we recommended the Properties+ addin for Navisworks which was updated to support Navisworks 2019. In addition to consolidating properties that may exist across different tabs in the properties window, it also provides a straightforward and consistent way to extract information from a model viewed in Navisworks. Recently, we used this method to extract element…

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Navisworks time-saver: Properties+

If you have searched through the Autodesk App Exchange, you may have come across many exciting new tools that make life in Navisworks easier. One such tool is Properties+ which is a recently updated add-in that I have now found to be completely indispensable when working in Navisworks. As you know, here at Summit we…

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