05/08/19 – BIM concept prevents duplicate efforts on complex projects
AUTHOR: Kathleen Brown
Applying BIM to outdated processes could be a cure that’s worse than the disease. As much as 40% of project data can be lost in the handoffs of modeling from design to contractors to subcontractors to owners, San Diego-based construction management firm Gafcon Inc. estimated using Aon insurance data, arguing that many efforts are duplicated when each stakeholder works within a silo.
Gafcon, an owner’s representative, is a proponent of what it calls the Digital Twin OneModel approach, by which architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors and managers work on their respective models in a unified platform that fosters better collaboration. ...Read More>>>