Concept of BIM Set Up/Project Kickoff Meeting in a Project Execution Plan

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Introduction to the Concept

In the first place, BIM (Building Information Modeling) Set Up/Project Kickoff Meeting is a Project Execution Plan which defines the processes from start to end. Project Execution Plan, this term is widely known in construction technology field.

To clarify, the Project Kickoff Meeting plan includes the aims, methods for the project. Further, it explains complexity throughout the lifecycle of the project. The project schedule, cost estimation, contractual responsibilities and, output, i.e., final deliverables are inclusive, too.

Even after having these things, there can be necessary information available for the owner of related operations and facility management of the building.

BIM models are considered as a simple technology for multi-disciplinary projects for the design and construction, nowadays.

For efficient collaboration, a Project Kickoff Meeting is essential to solving project management issues which may arise with less knowledge of BIM coordination.

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What do you have to talk about at a Project Kickoff Meeting?

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Revit 2019 – New Steel Features

Autodesk Revit Structure

Well, it’s that time of year again to review the new features of Revit, seems to come round so fast. As I did last year, I will review the steel and concrete features as separate blog posts and videos as we have a raft of new features to look at!

New Steel Detailing Ribbon

If you would like to jump directly to the steel video then here is the link.

New Steel Ribbon

Autodesk are further extending the Level of detail that can be presented by adding specific modelling tools to extend the power of structural connections and end treatments. You now have dedicated tools to create notches, saw cuts, holes and chamfers and rounds to steelwork. This allows for a greater Level of Detail when modelling and these features can be directly linked to Advance Steel for full Automatic fabrication documents.

Revit 2019 - Steel Detailing Ribbon

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AutoCAD 2019 Including Specialized Toolsets Now Available — AutoCAD Blog

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AEC (UK) BIM Protocols v2.0 now available

AEC (UK) CAD & BIM Standards Site

The latest version of the AEC (UK) BIM Protocols is now available for download from the Documents page.

Version 2.0 of the AEC (UK) BIM Protocol is a unification of the guidance provided by the previous documents, bringing workflows together in a single generic document which can be applied to any BIM-enabled project. The set of documents builds on the guidelines and frameworks defined by the UK standards documents, including BS1192:2007 and the forthcoming PAS1192-2:2012 alongside proven best practice procedures, providing a clear, concise path to implementation for BIM authoring software, such as Autodesk Revit and Bentley’s AECOsim Building Designer.

The AEC (UK) BIM Protocol v2.0 forms the “hub” of a complete software-based solution. Supplementary documents provide additional detail and enhancements required to implement these protocols using specific BIM authoring software:

A diagram showing the relationship of the supplements to the main document. The blue shapes represent the complete package…

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NBC launch Ireland’s Digital ambition for a ‘Connected’ industry

The National BIM Council has today published the first digital strategy for Ireland’s construction industry, titled a ‘Roadmap to Digital Transition’.

Over the past 18 months, the council have consulted and researched, both domestically and internationally to offer a vision and direction for the sector that looks to achieve 20% reductions in cost, 20% reductions in programme and 20% increases in construction exports to 2021.

The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys T.D. announced “The Irish government recognises the importance of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and see the benefit of how it brings together technology, process improvements and digital information to radically improve project outcomes and asset operations. We see BIM as a strategic enabler for improving decision making and delivery for both buildings and public infrastructure assets across the whole lifecycle.

This industry roadmap is an initiative that advocates more productive ways of working that improves competitiveness at home and overseas. This roadmap not only seeks to increase efficiency and the productivity of the industry, but also seeks to support an SME community that makes up almost 95% of the sector both in Ireland and across the wider European Union.”

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A key priority for the Council has been to develop central Government support for a ‘whole industry transition’ and the commitment to a four-year digital procurement directive by The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, T.D. and the Minister of State for Public Procurement, Open Government and eGovernment, Patrick O’Donovan, T.D., is another important milestone. NBC Chair Caroline Spillane agrees,” the Government procurement mandate makes an important distinction between the type of project, its complexity and the requirement for specialist operations and maintenance with a progressive time line for implementation that meets the requirements of clients and the supply chain to adapt to new ways of working.”

The council have set out an ambition for the sector, both public and private, to be more outward looking and more ‘connected’ with the communities, towns and cities we help to create. For example, the Council have considered how Ireland’s planning and building control processes and ultimately how those users and inhabitants of the built environment can benefit from digital data and better information. The alignment of collective benefits inside and outside of the industry have made a compelling case for digital adoption. John Hunt, member of the NBC and construction advisor for Enterprise Ireland proposed that “up until now, the benefits of digital adoption haven’t always aligned with where the costs are initially borne, and so decisions around “who” should invest and “when” have not always been clear. The commitment of Government along with a definition of how we might adopt digital tools and processes over time will bring the clarity to foster wider industry adoption.”

The roadmap is a bespoke vision and strategy for the industry by the industry, nonetheless, the overwhelming call from those individuals and companies contributing to the consultation is that Ireland does not want to “reinvent the wheel”. This is particularly relevant in Ireland’s development and adoption of standards which should position the success and growth of the Irish sector internationally as well as domestically.

Minister Humphreys “The National BIM council is a committee of senior representatives from the industry, including clients, industry bodies and professional representatives, from both the public and private sector. We have learnt that the collaboration required to develop the roadmap is much closer to the way the industry must operate in future and will be a fundamental requirement for the leadership groups both established and new, that will implement the plan. What was different, in many respects is not that the council have published a plan, but the manner in which the they have produced the plan and the incredibly positive response from those who were asked to input. To each, I would like to acknowledge and thank you.”

NBC Roadmap:
A copy of the NBC report and roadmap  is available to download at http://www.nbcireland.ie/roadmap/

BIM Adoption in Ireland
The third national survey (November 2017) to benchmark the level of Building Information Modelling (BIM) adoption across the Architects, Engineers, and Contractors (AEC) of Ireland revealed that 76% (67% 2015) of the industry sample possessed confidence in their skills and knowledge to deliver BIM.  85% also called for a mandate.
The research was conducted by Construction IT Alliance and Enterprise Ireland (copy available from CitA upon request).