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The BIM Top Ten TRUTHS

One: BIM, in conjunction with Cloud Technology enables efficient building life-cycle management

Two: BIM embeds robust life-cycle management PROCESSES within technology to enable rapid implementation, scalability, transparency, collaboration and assure consistency.

Three: The ‘I’ within BIM, INFORMATION, in terms of standardized definitions, data architectures, taxonomies, metrics, etc. is a core component of BIM.

Four: BIM and CLOUD processes/technologies are disruptive and will alter the AEC sector significantly. Everyone’s role changes, as well as how we work and communicate with each other.

Five: Owners must take the lead, they pay the bills… period. Government can play a role relative to mandates.

Six: Efficient, collaborative, and integrated construction delivery methods are central to BIM – Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), Job Order Contracting (JOC).. the latter is IPD for renovation, repair and sustainability projects.

Seven: BIM is NOT 3-D visualization, however 3-D visualization is a valuable component of BIM. BIM is a combination processes from multiple domains, technology, and product solutions

Eight: BIM is the integration of CPMS, CMMS, CAFM, ACD (Adaptive Construction Delivery), GIS, BAS, and BPM (building product manufactures) methods and data.

Nine: Software interoperability is a requirement.

Ten: BIM will make the world of planning, architecture, design, engineering, construction, operations, and maintenance of the built environment FLAT.

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