With simplified processes and a set of BIM
standards in hand, we work with teams to
manage the execution of the BIM process
and perform ongoing audits to ensure data
is created in a planned, structured manner.
The power of standardization
A fully compliant model that meets BIM standards, helps maintain the quality of the data, supports meaningful virtual coordination, and assures that tracked assets are modeled with the correct maintenance clearances. At defined project points, we audit the model data to monitor the implementation of BIM standards; to validate compliance with requirements, goals and objectives; and, to ensure sustainability.
Raise the bar
Deliver exceptional quality
Meet expected standards, identify discrepancies early, and proactively tweak processes when needed with rigorous QA/QC.
Actively manage and orchestrate project efforts to prevent tedious tasks, backtracking, unnecessary rework, manual entry and error prone processes.
Integrate good data practices into existing workflows to generate robust, valuable building data.
The art of operating to standard
The key here is consistency. We monitor the implementation of your BIM standards and processes with ongoing audits and assessments to ensure that the downstream benefits of BIM are realized.
If the BIM Requirements establish the goals and uses of the data, the model audits check that the data needed is being created. They highlight any inconsistencies or duplication as well as missing, inaccurate, incorrect or conflicting data. Typically aligned to coincide with required project submissions, our comprehensive audits assess model health across five main categories: Model Consistency; Asset Extraction; Asset Location; Asset Classification; and Data Clarity.
Keeping an issue log of problems flagged in the BIM Compliance report and PEP, provides an auditable record and reduces the risk that the data will not be capable of supporting the established and agreed goals and uses. As data is built on top of data, the earlier issues are resolved, the less work is required and the greater the value that the data can provide through design.
The value of virtual coordination decreases if systems, assets, clearances and removal paths are not modeled accurately and in their anticipated locations. Virtual coordination relies upon accurately placed geometry representing the environment to be built, rather than information. We review the team's tracking log to ensure that the process, as defined in the BIM PEP, is being followed and issues are being resolved in a timely manner.
Towards the end of design, we generate an Asset Registry for the project which lists all assets that will need to be maintained by Operations and Maintenance. The Asset Registry is extracted from the model and housed on our FMi Cloud. Sub trades upload additional data and documents generated during the construction phase of the project so that, at completion, all the required information has been collected and is ready for handover.
“Summit BIM’s FMi is powerful tool allowing us to access the datasets throughout the construction phase so we can monitor progress. With FMi and BIM in place, we save hours, effort, and costs by avoiding manual data collection."
WAKAKO KIMURA THOMSON
DIRECTOR, ASSET RISK AND QUALITY: TECHNICAL SERVICES, VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH
EXCEPTIONAL BIM IQ
We bring the best to managing your BIM process. Our experienced team of technical thinkers are continually looking for ways to apply innovation, integrity, and independence to your project.