Thursday 23 May 2013
In early May 2013, COINS staff presented at the respective local Oklahoma chapter meetings of AGC Chapter members in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City. The audience included 29 attendees from general contractors and specialty contractors – with a good mix of national and regional firms. During these sessions, members learned about another perspective from which to approach BIM. They were also given a look of current and future trending areas in virtual construction.
Topics specifically discussed were:
• Determining your value proposition from which to deliver BIM.
• Understanding BIM industry technologies to better develop your road map.
• Discovering ways to further automate construction processes by using BIM.
Points of further discussion revolved around the value and challenges of adopting mobile technologies at the job site, practical uses of cloud technologies in construction collaboration, opinions on global BIM adoption, and projections of emerging 3D printing technology.
Joe Soliz, a presenter at the session and a BIM Technical Specialist at COINS, commented, “These sessions were to provoke a change in thinking about BIM. We discussed the importance of viewing BIM as a data asset to a company’s operations. For example to expand one’s view of BIM from merely trade coordination tool to a business process tool serving through project delivery - from using BIM for quantities in estimation to integrating these within budgeting, and buyout process. Further it was emphasized that constructors are the creators of this data asset (a value for themselves and for their clients) and that this is the perspective from which to determine a company’s value proposition with BIM.”
With expertise in Design, Financial, and Project Management software for the construction industry, COINS would welcome the opportunity to speak to your local or national construction trade organization regarding this subject. To learn more or to inquire about scheduling a session, please contact Joe Soliz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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