Rudd van Deventer
The title says it all. This is an introduction into BIM for an Architect who is looking at getting more involved with BIM or wishes to understand more without getting too technical. The opportunity for getting ahead by understanding ISO 19650 Part 1 and Part 2 is there. These standards describe Information Management in BIM (Building Information Modelling) projects. The clear documents from the UK that were prepared for their transition are the ideal launch point.
For most Architects, BIM has been presented as a specific software program that you are required to use to do ‘BIM’. This presentation address what an architect does and how we have been ‘doing BIM’ for a long time. I have also prepared some practical advice in contracting with BIM while there is still a lack of support in the contract documents used in South Africa.
Finally, I have tried to give some input to the touchy subject of ‘As-Built’ documentation and what the Facilities Management Industry needs.