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Construction delivery methods and their associated processes and contractual documents are directly linked to the success or failure of any project. The business strategy leading to the integration of previously disparate competencies, business processes, technologies and teams is the primary goal of a BIM execution plan.  Read more here from CMO, Peter Cholakis in the article...
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In October, our CMO, Peter Cholakis, was invited to present at the Pentagon to the Washington Headquarters Services Facilities Services Directorate (WHS-FSD). WHS-FSD supports approximately 64,000 civilian and military personnel, including the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Defense Agencies, and the military departments in the National Capital Region. It provides...
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Peter Cholakis, 4Clicks CMO, was recently appointed to the NIBS (National Institute of Building Sciences) NBIMS (National BIM Standard) Planning Committee, as well as Chair of the NBIMS3.0 Terminology Subcommittee. The adoption of standards and best practices for BIM, the life-cycle management of the built environment, is very important to our Nation’s economy as well...
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What is BIM, and what can you do to develop best practice in terms of bridging the disconnection between key BIM stakeholders? A focus upon “change management” would likely delivery the highest return on your investment. BIM is the life-cycle management of the built environment supported by digital technology. As such it requires an understanding...
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Some of us may believe that “leaving construction and that in the hands of the professional contractors” is the solution to the inefficiencies of our industry. In reality, lack of a collaborative approach to construction among Owners, Contractors, and AE’s is the primary source of most cost overruns, legal issues, and overall poor project management....
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Traditional methods such as design-bid-build and even “newer” methods such as design-build are not fully collaborative. The net result is information is not shared by all parties and adversarial components of these methods typically lead to mistrust and waste. Integrated project delivery (IPD) and Job order contracting (JOC), the later also referred to as “IPD-lite”...
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Visit the our new Cost Estimating and Project Management FORUM at www.4clicks.com/forums and discuss a wide range of items: Visual Estimating, RSMeans Cost Data, UPBs, BIM, Contract Management, Project Management, JOC, SABER, IDIQs, MATOC, SATOC, MACC, Estimating… it’s up to you! This is an open site for Owners, Contractors, and AE’s to share information. Visit...
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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...
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As usual it wasn’t the presentations or booths that provided great insight, but rather discussions with key industry thought leaders. All concurred that BIM is NOT what the products currently being offered by Autodesk, Graphisoft, Bentley Systems, et al.  But rather BIM is primarily the INFORMATION required to better manage facilities throughout their lifecycle.  Thus...
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There are some that believe that the desire to utilize BIM is outpacing technology. This belief is ill-founded. The REAL issue is that many Owners, Contractors, AE’s, BPMs (business product manufactures), and oversight groups are being outpaced as they lack BIM PROCESSES. BIM is NOT 3-D rendering. Tools like Revit, ArchiCAD, … are only components...
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