As they build and make information (collaborative production of information), everyone drawing, building or fixing (task teams) follow the agreed plan, checking that their information lines up (spatial coordination) with the work of others before sharing. After checking their work (check, review and approve) they share their information for everyone else to use, following the agreed plan on how to name and control information (common data environment). Before giving the owner this information (information model delivery), the team also checks the information (lead appointed party authorization) before it is also checked by the owner (appointing party acceptance).
At the end of the job (project close-out), the team shares all the information (project information model) with the owner. The owner keeps this information to check what their team did and uses some of it for looking after the build (asset information model). When needed, the owner may have to add new information after changes to the build (trigger-events) to keep their information right.
By following these steps, teams can work together to give an owner the information they need. By creating an agreed plan, there is a better chance that the parts ordered for the job won’t be wrong, the wrong size or put in the wrong place. That means less money and time are spent on problems, meaning more money and time to finish; best of all, a happy owner.
Dan Rossiter, Sector Lead at BSI
This text was originally published at www.BIMblog.house